Master-class of Steve Kaplan in the Course of LINOLEUM 2014

KYIV MEDIA WEEK 2014 held a master-class of Steve Kaplan in the course of Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival LINOLEUM. Topic of the master-class was: "The character and storytelling by animated character. The hidden tools of comedy".  

For almost 15 years, Steve Kaplan has been the industry’s most sought-after expert on comedy. In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale and other top universities, Steve Kaplan created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre. He regularly serves as a consultant and script doctor to such companies as Dreamworks, Disney, HBO, Paramount, Touchstone and others. Steve has been teaching his Comedy Intensive workshops to thousands of students for more than 10 years. He is currently presenting his two-day Comedy Intensive workshops around the world, with workshops scheduled in Los Angeles, New York, London and Singapore. 

While other books give you tips on how to “write funny,” The Hidden Tools of Comedy offers a paradigm shift in understanding the mechanics and art of comedy itself, and the proven, practical tools that help writers translate that understanding into successful, commercial scripts. Steve Kaplan unlocks the unique secrets and techniques of writing comedy, deconstructing sequences in popular films and television to show when comedy works, when it doesn’t, and why.






"Whether you’re a performer, director, or writer, this is the best, most entertaining and practical book I’ve ever read on the art, theory, and mechanics of comedy,"— comments David Fury, writer/producer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lost, Fringe, Terra Nova.