WHAT IS IT?

Learn how to develop your story. From script to screen. In real time. This is The DIRECTING 2 Series.

This is the Lab Series that led to the beloved hits that The Technique™ is known for like Little Miss Sunshine, Whale Rider, Beginners, Transparent and many more - and it's back, for one time only, after a decade!


Part 3 of 5: CRISIS

Crisis is about birth. 

This is the scene in which most feelings are born: where the characters are engaging with the truth of the story through Action, Feeling, and Relationship so they can move forward to the 4th beat (Evolution). 

It is the goal of The Technique™ to move story to its culmination without falling into the trap of conflict. In order to do so, the Crisis scene must ground all characters and the story back to meaning - to aliveness. 

*Day by Day breakdown coming soon!


BENEFITS:

  1. Rigorous professional upleveling and a rare chance to see original material come to life 
  2. Learn tools to clarify your rewrites, unleash your performances and create your unique visual style 
  3. Rare opportunity to watch fellow directors prep, rehearse and shoot
  4. Build a vibrant creative community that holds space and inspires each other
  5. Access to our exclusive, curated community of incredibly talented JFSL Alumni
  6. Find creative connections and support with like-minded artists from the Lab via Slack, Happy Hours, Ongoing Classes/Generators, and Alumni Meetups (both on Zoom and In-Person.)
  7. Dynamic, personalized, interactive experiences with your colleagues allow you to practice the tools you are learning, and apply them to your own work
  8. Access to all the curated documents to apply the tools to your own material
  9. Media links will be available for two weeks post Lab so you can dive deeper into the concepts and get the most out of your work


WHERE & WHEN:

Live in Los Angeles and Online

July 19-22, 2024

  1. Friday - 7:00pm-10:00pm PT
  2. Saturday - 1:00pm-7:00pm PT
  3. Sunday - 1:00pm-7:00pm PT
  4. Monday - 7:00pm-10:00pm PT - Online Q & A


TUITION:

  1. Live - Hands On Scene Study: $4,500
  2. Live - Hands On: $2,860
  3. Live - Online: $1,825


We love teams that want to take the Lab together, because working as a team gets everyone on the same page and that is key to keeping your shoots on time and under budget! Should you choose to study with your team, please note the tuition price is per participant, not per group. We offer group incentives - email us to inquire!

  1. You may pay by credit card.
  2. Payment Plans are available.


APPLY & ENROLL:

  1. New Students: complete the Application Form at the bottom of the page
  2. JSFL Alum: email us about this Lab and the entire DIRECTING Series or enroll directly at the bottom of the page
  3. Class size is limited
  4. You will be placed on a waitlist should the Lab be at capacity 


WHAT IS THE TECHNIQUE™?

CLASS LEVEL?

WHO GOES?

DRESS TO MOVE!

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR - JOAN SCHECKEL

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