To all: Below are our frequently asked questions. Please take a moment to read through the items as they will help ensure that you have a higher quality experience. Moment has put a lot of time, effort, and energy into crafting these unique improv adventures for you. By doing your part to be prepared, we’ll all have a great time together online.
To the new improv player: Welcome to online improv! Come play with us, have fun, and learn a little something along the way. Improv is a journey that is a joyous and artistic expression of self that you share with others. We laugh, we discover, and we learn.
To the improv player that has been around: For many of us, there is a debate brewing around the current state of improv. Improvisors and audiences alike are asking, “Is online improv any good?” To this, we would ask, ”Will the scene that you’re thinking about doing be good?” If you’re aware of all the offers in the scene, if you’re building and creating in the scene, and if you’re discovering and communicating in the scene then the likelihood of having a “good” scene is much much higher. If you never dive in or don’t explore then you’ll never know.
In order to get your zoom classroom link, you MUST register for an Eventbrite account. It is free and helps to ensure the safety of our community.
Upon event registration, you will receive your zoom classroom link from an email address of: “firstname.lastname@example.org” prior to the start time of your class.
Be sure to check that ‘spam’ folder.
Please note that class times are all listed in Pacific Standard Time.
In order for you to have the best experience you need to be on a physical computer. It may prove challenging to participate in some exercises if you are on a phone or tablet.
Upon clicking on the link, if it is your first time, you will be asked to download the zoom app to your computer.
Downloading the app will ensure you have the best experience as the web browser version is not as good.
Watch the video to your right made by Geeks on Tour for a step by step 5-Minute tutorial.
Below are a few tips to maximize your online improv experience. Not all of them are necessary, but many of them will dramatically help you enjoy your improv session.
Taking an online improv class is different than taking an in person improv class. When you are in person have much more focus than when you are at your home. Below are some tips to prepare you for an improv class.
There are some simple things we can do that will dramatically improve what we are sending out to the world.
To the right you will find a video that gives some great tips from famous photographer Matthew Rolston.
You can also read a few great tips from Panopto here: https://www.panopto.com/blog/7-tips-for-making-webcam-videos-look-good-pants-optional/
At the end of the day, be sure to have good lighting!
If you find that your video is choppy, consider turning off “HD Video” in the video settings.
***A note on Virtual Backgrounds: Yes, they are fun! But, if you do not have a green screen, with great lighting, or if you are on an older computer, your video may not come across a clear as we would like it to.
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