CRAFTING STORIES FOR SCREEN - ONLINE SCREEN WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE!

Learn simple techniques to communicate your story effectively through film.

Discover the use of storyboarding and editing to create amazing flow, narrative and atmosphere.

ANYONE aged 16-25 years is welcome to take part, simply watch Dave's instructional / informational videos below and feel free to send us your creative projects!

WEEK ONE                                                                                       

STORYBOARD & PITCH: THE KEYS TO TELLING & SELLING YOUR STORY

Our first video outlining what you will expect in our 6 week online workshop videos including tips & techniques and core tools you can use and develop to tell stories no matter what technology you are using!

 

In this video, our artist David Molloy covers the basics of storyboarding and pitching your stories / ideas.

WEEK TWO                                                                                      

PROTAGONISTS, CHANGE & THE DEVIL IN THE DETAILS: CORE "RULES" FOR NARRATIVE FILMMAKING

This week, we cover the core of narrative storytelling - protagonists! We discuss how change is at the core of all stories, the difference between active and inactive protagonists, and how to draw an audience in with details.

 

SOURCES:

 

The Haunting of Hill House, Netflix (https://www.youtube.com/watchv=3eqxXq...)

AND

43 Hidden Ghosts You Missed in "The Haunting of Hill House", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeGw6...)

 

Uncut Gems, Netflix/A24

(https://www.youtube.com/watchv=vTfJp2...)

Breaking Bad, AMC (and specifically "How I Wrote Breaking Bad" from Behind The Curtain, https://www.youtube.com/watchv=FrRBZN...)

 

Presto, Pixar (https://www.youtube.com/watchv=D4Dnm6...)

WEEK THREE                                                                                   

EDITING A: RHYTHM! MAKING YOUR NARRATIVE "FLOW"

This week we talk EDITING - in particular, we talk about the importance of rhythm and flow to making your film feel right. We talk about the basics of timeline editing including rough cutting, using match cuts, overlays and juxtaposition. The tutorial uses Adobe Premiere Rush, but the principles apply to all editing software, including the free stuff!

SOURCES:  

"Whiplash" (Bold/Blumhouse, 2014)

"The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Fox Searchlight, 2014)

"Psycho" (Paramount, 1960)

"The Godfather" (Paramount, 1972)

"2001: A Space Odyssey" (MGM, 1968)

WEEK FOUR                                                                                  

SOUND & MUSIC

This week we're talking sound and music this time - how to capture it, how to use it, how to make people feel stuff through their ears.

 

SOURCES:

 

FILMS: 

Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Let The Right One In (2008)

A Quiet Place (2018)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

 

WEBSITES REFERENCED: 

Free Music Archive (freemusicarchive.org)

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io)

Freesound (freesound.org)

WEEK FIVE                                                                                

EXTRA SPICE!

Our final workshop video, this week is Extra Spice: you've cooked up your movie, now season it!

 

Dave talks effects and how you can use transitions, overlays, modifiers and generators to make your project stand out. Plus, some quick tips on exporting!

 

FILMS:

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Psycho (1960)

Mandy (2018)

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

 

TELEVISION: Six Feet Under (2001-2005)

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