I sat at a table outside to take money from attendees. There weren't many. There was a filmmakers workshop in SLO at the same time, which I expect would have drawn some people who would otherwise have gone to this one. After the workshop had been going a while I was able to slip inside and watch the rest.
Workshop leader Aaron Metchik:
The light inside was dismal for available-light photography, and because I was at the rear of the room I lost other opportunities to maximize its potential. So these pictures are barely usable. Still, the flavor:
Some improvisational scenes:
All of the workshop attendees did very well, regardless of experience. I felt that Aaron created a positive, non-threatening environment for them and I even thought it would be fun to try this myself some time.