It's Awards Season! Begin your path to success with the JSFL Lab Series! Discover the core tools of The Technique, a 21st century craft that breaks ground by reuniting action, feeling and story so you can structure meaningful, innovative films, episodics and performances. Designed for Writers, Directors, Actors, DPs, Producers and Executives alike, the 3-Day Lab Series reveals the same game changing tools that have launched over 80 features and television shows, earned over 700 Award Nominations and won over 400 Awards, including major nods at the Emmys and Oscars.
The Lab Series begins the first weekend in February with Chapter 1: Action. Learn 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. Then continue your path to success with the next chapters in the Lab Series: Case Studies, Journey and Blocking. Take one Lab and then take them all, in any order you like! Take Action on your project and sign up for our next lab now!
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.