Welcome to Luana's Filmmaking Workshop!!!
THE ART & CRAFT OF CINEMATIC STORYTELLING is an in-person and online filmmaking workshop for children and young adults that brings together Storytelling, Art & Craft and Acting for Camera activities to create a unique experience of self-discovery through the art of smart-filmmaking.
THE ART & CRAFT OF CINEMATIC STORYTELLING has been designed by the award-winning genre film writer/director Luana Di Pasquale to enable learners to unlock their unique voices and to facilitate their vision as they develop the idea, the look and the feel of their short story which they'll write on paper, film it and edit it - using a smartphone.
THE ART & CRAFT OF CINEMATIC STORYTELLING provides learners with the essential knowledge and skills of cinematic storytelling and guides them through the filmmaking process. By the end of the workshop, learners will have produced their short story based on subjects and themes dear to their hearts which they developed during the workshop while having the times of their lives!!!
"The Art & Craft of Cinematic Storytelling workshop is the result of my teaching experience in schools, academies, organizations and communities over the past 8 years while working as a freelancer in the film and television industry, which it started in 2005. I designed this workshop with the desire to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of children and young adults wishing to participate and learn about cinematic storytelling. The workshop also teaches many new skills for anyone who wants to find a new path in life or improve and strengthen their possibility of economic growth and independence.
It has been a joyful experience to guide each of my students on their journey of self-discovery through the making of their short film stories, and to guide them in the exploration of their creativity through the filmmaking process. What I always find very inspirational during my workshops is to witness students growing emotionally and intellectually as they overcome their fears, which in turn, makes them more responsible for their choices, more empathic people, more confident in their decision-making and more collaborative during the film-making process. Some of my students were so inspired that they started their careers in the film and television industry, while others studied Film and Television Production at specific colleges or universities. Others work independently.
Indeed, the benefits of creativity are enormous. Creativity gives the freedom to face any problem with an honest eye and an open heart, it nurtures empathy, it helps solve problems, to make friends, to build trust, to value what matters in life, and to live a more fulfilling life. I have a deep passion for nurturing creativity and talent in both Art & Craft and Storytelling. I love inspiring students to be the best they can be through the art of filmmaking."
-Luana Di Pasquale