I thought the whole approach/methodology was insightful. But Improv was a great tool for clarity.
It was a pleasure working with you and getting such valuable feedback on my writing!
With Sceneplay I saw a key character evolve from passive suitcase to an engaging and dynamic driver of the scene. The process significantly deepened his relationship with the second key character, enriched the entire script and made the scene do three times the work in the same number of pages. In short, the writing went from okay to brilliant in less than an hour.
Producer, Development Consultant
One of the parts of the program that was most valuable for me was the distinction between needs and objectives.
One of the most useful parts of the process, was hearing audience reactions to the scene, and getting that on tape so that I can later go over what worked as funny and what didn't play through.
Sceneplay did a GREAT job! In their hands, scenes suddenly came to life. Pages of earnest dialogue transformed into vital, personal moments. Instead of characters self-consciously speaking the story's theme, the theme was revealed naturally through action. The whole process gave writers new possibilities and a more authentic place to draw from.
The Film School
It got me to think more deeply about my characters and their motivations.
I was very impressed with the presentation and the professionalism of the actors. Watching another writer's work was valuable, but there was something very thrilling and accessible and embarrassing in watching my own scene. With the direction it became clear that every scene boils down to what the characters want. It's one of the questions I'll ask myself every time I write now. It was a pleasure working with you and getting such valuable feedback on my writing!
I thought initially that my scene was pretty good. I thought it was the strongest scene in my script, but once you and the actors started working on it I realized that the scene was missing something, was flat. The actors made the scene really pop right off the bat. In the end, I did implement the basic principals presented in the working of the scene throughout the rest of the character's development. It sent the story and the character into whole new direction which made the story much more compelling.