Sketchfest Workshop | Digital Shorts | Kate Moran
About the class
Short-form Comedy Videos have exploded onto the market in the last several years, proving them to be an effective and entertaining way to reach a larger audience beyond the stage. This workshop will go over all aspects of what makes a successful sketch comedy video, from concept and scripting to crewing up and equipment, budgeting and production, to post-production, marketing, and more. During the course of this workshop we’ll go over best practices, as well as different case studies. Students will have an opportunity to receive detailed feedback and direction on their own video pitches as well.
Based in New York City, Kate Moran is a multi-medium artist and producer with extensive and varied industry experience. A filmmaker, director, writer, classically trained actor, and comedian, Moran has worked on over 40 projects for stage and screen in the last 10 years. After graduating with a BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Moran has worked extensively in production, casting, talent representation, and arts education.
She has studied extensively at Stella Adler Studio, Stonestreet Studios, and the People’s Improv Theater. She was the artistic director and co-founder of the downtown NYC theater company, Broken Glass. She has worked with Don Buchwald & Associates, Calleri Casting, and served as the Programming Director of One On One NYC. Moran is the director of the award-winning short film,“Are You Afraid of the ’90s?”, starring Heather Matarazzo, Kristine Sutherland, and Jenna Leigh Green. She is the co-founder and vice president of Nasty Women Unite Fest, a non-profit intersectional feminist arts festival raising funds for the ACLU. She is also the founder and producer of the monthly comedy show, The Revolution, at QED Astoria, showcasing both up-and-coming and veteran female, non-binary, and trans comedians. She currently works full-time as a video producer and project manager, creating digital marketing videos for clients such as Wicked, One World Observatory, National Geographic, and more.