This Winter, JSFL brings four NEW offerings from The Technique! Chapter 4: Feeling; Chapter 5: Blocking; In-depth Case Studies that demystify Classic Structure and... our brand new content workshop, The Generator! These new chapters provide groundbreaking tools that reconnect you with your authentic, embodied self as the source of all creativity. Designed for Writers, Directors, Actors, DPs, Producers and Executives alike, the 3 Day Lab Series reveals the same game changing tools used by the creators of Emmy Award Winning "Transparent," Academy Award winning "Little Miss Sunshine", Academy Award winning "Beginners", Academy Award nominated "Whale Rider", Golden Globe Winning "Arbitrage", Academy Award Nominated "Snow White and the Huntsman". Up next in January is Chapter 4: Feeling. For the first time ever in our Lab Series, Joan reveals the tools of Feeling that are central to The Technique! This Lab will teach you how to use movement, music, painting and writing to access the emotional core of your work. Read what "Transparent" director and creator, Jill Soloway (Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series), says about The Techniquehere. Take one Lab, then take them all, in any order you like!
CHAPTER 4 FEELING
LOS ANGELES: JAN 15 - 17
Chapter 4 in The Lab series: FEELINGfocuses on the center of The Technique. Learn how to use movement, music, painting and writing to access the emotional core of your work. Discover how Feeling connects to Action and Rhythm, and use it to empower every level of your creativity! Learn morehere.
CHAPTER 1 ACTION
LOS ANGELES: FEB 5 - 7
Chapter 1 in The Lab series: ACTIONfocuses the core building blocks of story essential to The Technique: Nugget, Action and Beats. Use these tools to structure your film or episodic, unleash authentic performances and express your directorial vision. Learn morehere.
LOS ANGELES: FEB 19 - 21
Case Study Our first Case Study starts at the source: Oedipus the King. Twenty-four brilliant plot points create an inexorable, riveting journey from unconsciousness to consciousness. This Lab dissects the structure and unpacks the essential connection between meaning, action, character and plot. Crucial for writers and directors. Learn more here.
CHAPTER 2 JOURNEY
LOS ANGELES: MAR 4 - 6
Chapter 2 in The Lab series: JOURNEYfocuses the essential tools of story arc key to The Technique: Emotional Logic and The 5 Point Journey. Dive into the core meaning of your story or performance and find the organic structural expression true to YOU! Learn morehere.
CHAPTER 5 BLOCKING
LOS ANGELES: MAR 18 - 20
Chapter 5 in The Lab series: BLOCKINGfocuses on the core physical and camera blocking tools essential to the The Technique. Learn to use action to block scenes in an organic, surprising way, fast and on the fly, in coherence with your vision and your actor's choices. This weekend teaches you how to viscerally stage the soul of the scene. Learn morehere.
LOS ANGELES: NOW
The Generatoris a brand new, application based program designed to generate new, innovative content. Accelerate your learning, fast track your rewrite, connect to industry leaders and achieve your creative goals using The Technique. Weekly workshop nights, writing circles, guest speakers, Lab discounts and open Space hours invite you to join forces with an extraordinary network of like minded Alumni! Learn morehere.