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Tuesday October 27, 2015, 3:27pm - by Megan Gray


Magnet Video Lab — a comedy video-making collective powered by the Magnet community — is now accepting applications for their 4th season.  You can access the application at this link: Magnet Video Lab Application

Applications Due: Sunday, November 22nd
Teams Announced: January 2016

If selected, you will be placed on a team of fellow Magnet video-makers who will help you bring your comedy video ideas to life, as you help them bring theirs to life.  The season will last around 3-4 months, and will culminate with a screening at the Magnet Theater.  The videos will also be featured on the Magnet Video Lab website and Youtube page, and will be promoted through Magnet Theater’s blog, Facebook page, etc.

Please direct any questions to: magnetvideolab@gmail.com

Tuesday October 6, 2015, 11:46am - by Megan Gray


Over the course of its first three seasons, the Magnet Video Lab has established itself as a reliable creator of quality comedy video content. It has produced three successful shows at the Theater and over 30 unique videos available online, many of which feature Magnet Theater performers. Now, it’s ramping up for Season Four!

How does it work?
The Video Lab is organized into small teams of approximately 8 members each, similar to improv teams or sketch teams. The groups will consist of members who can do several of the following – write, act, direct, DP, edit, produce, lighting, sound, graphics/animation. While there will be dedicated “production staff” members on a given team, whose job is primarily to DP/run lighting/sound/edit/etc., every team member is encouraged to learn every job.

As team members become more proficient in each skill, the production workload will be more evenly shared, and the quality and quantity of the team’s videos will increase. Each team will be assigned an “Executive Director” who will serve a variety of functions, including helping decide which scripts to produce, giving notes on scripts and rough edits, helping to set production schedules, and communicating with Magnet administration.

How do I apply? How do I find out more?
Join us for an information session: Wednesday, October 14th, 6pm at the Magnet Theater Training Center.

Other questions? Email: megan@magnettheater.com

Tuesday August 26, 2014, 3:00pm - by Megan Gray
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The Magnet Theater’s Video Lab is pleased to announce a new 10-week program open to beginning filmmakers, as well as those with some (or lots of) experience in the field. Fill in your knowledge gaps or start from the beginning.

Learn the skills necessary to produce comedy shorts with hands-on guidance from current Video Lab members:

  • Expand skills by shadowing experienced filmmakers
  • Try your hand at various production roles including camera, lighting, audio, pre production, editing and more
  • Gain production experience & video credits
  • See your work on the Magnet Theater big screen as well as online!

This 10-week session is a prerequisite for applying to the Magnet Video Lab program. Program begins Saturdays in mid-October. Email magnetvideolab@gmail.com for more information.

Thursday June 6, 2013, 12:41pm - by WillyAppelman


Every Thursday in June, we’ve got a brand new Magnet Video! These are videos shot from live shows at The Magnet Theater. Enjoy this weeks scene from Chet Siegel(The Boss) and Megan Gray(Junior Varsity), about siblings having a fight over “magazines”. Watch The Video HERE! Stay Tuned for more!