A New Improv Game: Photo Shoot!

The game goes like this:

One person is the photographer.

The other person is their model.

The photographer gives the model a lot of vague and wacky endowments.”OK, now show me you as a superhero. Love it! More superheroey. More like Batman. OK OK, not so much Batman as … The Hulk! Be a sexy Hulk. Perfect! Beautiful! But now you’re the Hulk in a field of daisies. Be a big sexy superhero monster in a field of flowers!”

The whole time, the model is trying to wordlessly capture what the photographer wants. It’s high energy and fast. And sometimes the model will strike a new pose on his own, and the photographer will then need to verbally justify what the model is posing as. It’s back and forth, neither leading nor following.

4 Comments

  1. Kevin Miller (@happywaffle) on May 8, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Damn, you say this right AFTER this round of classes are done. I’ll add it to my warm-ups list, though.

    • Andrew on May 8, 2013 at 9:11 am

      Yeah, I’m not sure if this idea will work, but if it does, I think it could be a great combination of verbal practice (endowing, justifying) and non-verbal (posing, instant enthusiasm).

  2. Justin Davis on May 8, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    The Starter Kit used to play Photo Shoot regularly before shows, and we’ve done it as a warm up for The Rubber Room jams a couple of times too.

    • Andrew on May 8, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      Nice! I suspected I didn’t invent it. But I’ve certainly never seen it in action.

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