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ReV Up Your Improv Scenes
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Continuing with Image Trickle Down

~ PART 7 of the Series: ReV up Your Improv Scenes ~

As promised, let’s get to the details of the tools described in the previous post.

Image Trickle Down is a simple method of going one or two steps down the association track to further define or refine the visual. If asked "what image do you see?" and the answer is "a fireplace," a number of progressive questions could be asked and answered.
Now, the initial image of "fireplace" might be more than enough to go on, and the improviser could now incorporate (reveal) a fireplace into the scene. Sometimes the initial image is not so defined or is quite large - a parking garage. That's simply an image that came into my head at that moment. If our scene is just starting - perhaps that's where the scene might take place. But if I desired to go a little deeper for an image, I would just ask - "what do you see in the garage?"
Again, I guarantee there will be a follow up image or visual from this. It can be anything - I see a car (or truck, or elevator, or painted lines, or someone dropping their car keys, or I hear a car alarm).