Sketch for Video | May 1 | Matt Porter
About the class
Have you wanted to dive into the world of online sketch comedy? Check out this class! Matt Porter guides you through the process of bringing that joke in your brain to paper, then to video, then to viral stardom*. Learn to pitch, develop, write, shoot, edit, finalize, and distribute short form video sketch. Class requires access to a laptop. Screenwriting software and at least a free trial of Adobe Premiere encouraged but not required!
*viral stardom not guaranteed, but we’ve got our fingers crossed for ya!
Matt Porter is a director, writer, and actor living in New York. He is the co-director/co-writer/co-star of the Comedy Central web series NEW TIMERS, and was featured as part of the “New Faces: Creators” category at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Matt was the Field Director for The Chris Gethard Show on TruTV, and has written and directed content for Funny or Die, TBS, Adult Swim, MTV, Sony, and others. His web series Good Cop Great Cop, a collaboration with writer/cartoonist Charlie Hankin, has been screened at SXSW, and was an official selection at the New York Television Festival. In addition to his sketches, his narrative short films have screened at IFF Boston, the Hollywood Film Festival, the Santa Barbara Film Festival, and others. His first feature film is called 5 DOCTORS, which he co-directed, co-wrote, and co-stars in, premiered at the Austin Film Festival in 2016 and was distributed via Digital HD & On-Demand by Gravitas Ventures and is currently available on Amazon Prime.