THE ART & CRAFT OF CINEMATIC STORYTELLING
focuses on the 5 stages of the filmmaking process:
The Development stage prepares the learner to brainstorm ideas for a short film of minimum 30 sec to max 3 minutes; to converge ideas into one and develop the unified concept into a mood board and a story with a beginning, a middle and an end; to write it in a script/screenplay format, and to create a prospective budget for the film’s production.
The Pre-Production stage prepares the learner to organise his/her shoot while learning all about framing, composition, camera size, angles, movement and lighting. In this stage, the learner will transform their script into a storyboard in preparation for the shoot and schedule the production.
The Production stage prepares the learner to act for the camera, to rehearse his/her script, to take different roles in the filmmaking process, and to shoot his/her short film on a smartphone.
The Post-Production stage prepares the learner to understand the different types and styles of editing and how to make use of them as he/she edits the short film on the smartphone.
The Distribution stage prepares the learner to present, market and promote his/her short film through social media and other online platforms and film festival dedicated to smart-filmmaking.
*Each of the 5 stages involves looking at the work of filmmakers both past and present.
The workshop includes the following Art & Craft activities, each supporting a different stage of the filmmaking process:
Drawing the character(s).
Using collage techniques to develop the mood of the story (either analogue cut & paste or digital on smartphone).
Scriptwriting the story.
Storyboarding the short script.
Designing a poster for the short film; learning about minimal poster design.
No film-related experience is required but if you do it is great and if you don't is great anyway. It is only required a PASSION for storytelling and films!
In-Person/Online Workshop 15 x 2hr sessions; 10 x 3hr sessions; or 5 x 6hr sessions. Sessions take place once a week. While weekly or biweekly attendance is recommended, alternative schedules may be accommodated.
Equipment and Materials
Online Workshop: the learner is required to have his/her own smartphone, notebook, pen, pencil, and any other art & craft related materials (coloured pencils, press cuttings/printouts, scissors, glue, mirror, glitter, acrylics, watercolours, paper, etc.).
In-Person Workshop: the learner can use his/her smartphone or the workshop's smartphone. Art & craft materials will be provided.
The workshop aims to teach narrative fiction ( short film) but also it can be adapted to documentary-making and video-art making, therefore, its course length can be adjusted depending on what it is required.
If you are an individual or an organisation or a school wishing to make an inquiry, please contact Luana Di Pasquale here.