Here are some exercises we did with in week 1 of the iO Summer intensive, day 2.
We constructed a fake product and did a commercial for it. He asked us Q’s and the first offer was the answer (no searching for a better one). Here were the questions:
- i’m in the (name of room) of my home, I reach out and pick up a (x)
- I’m in (another room) I go (specific piece of furniture in the room) and grab a (y)
- it does what?
- available where?
- celeb endorsement
then we performed it.
did a few as a group, and then we had less than 2 minutes to “prepare”. It was too little time on purpose, so we had to improvise the missing elements (no one else knew what we’d decided).
DIY short form game
- create your own short form game (our class’ games centred around giving some people the opportunity not to speak, or to speak in their own language)
- Twist: you don’t get to play it, you explain to another team and they play it!
Line 1: Hi (name) you look (emotion)
Line 2: I am (emotion) because…
Soundscape from nothing
key question afterwards: what did you visualise?
Machine from nothing
What did you build?
I love x because y (this can be a long explanation, something like a short monologue)
make it true.
2nd person associates with the last thing the previous person said to say something they love too…. achieves the same as a word association, but it’s more story-like
All of these were openings. Some of them we went from the opening to scenes.
We ended the day with single words to scenes.