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Story Design For Short Films

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Details

Date:
May 6
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
£30.00

Venue

Raindance Film Centre
10a Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE
Phone:
0207 9303 412

Other

Tutor
Richard Raskin
Duration
1 Evening
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Maverick Screenwriting

About the Course

This is a rare opportunity to study with one of the world's foremost masters of the short film: Richard Raskin. This one-off evening is your chance to learn some of the most exciting theories about short film writing and to develop your own skills, both through listening to Richard Raskin's theories and through watching short films to see how they work for yourself.

Who is it for?

This course is ideal for both writers just starting on short film work and more experienced screenwriters. Beginners will take away a rounded understanding of how to approach penning short films, and veteran writers could see writing in a whole new light.

What will I get?

Unlike sequential models, which focus on a series of steps a story is presumed to pass through as it unfolds, Richard Raskin's approach is based on the view that short film storytelling can best be described in terms of opposing properties that balance one another in a dynamic interplay.

Seven forms of interplay or balance will be proposed, each illustrated by a short film which will be shown in its entirety.

By the end of the course, students ought to be able to:

  • Use Richard Raskin's model as a set of guidelines during script development for short fiction films.
  • Use the model as a way of understanding how the best short fiction films tell their stories.
  • Have a clearer understanding of how to begin, write and finish their short film idea.
Richard Raskin
Richard Raskin is the founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal Short Film Studies published in the UK. He is associate professor at Aarhus University, where he teaches screenwriting and video production.

His books include The Art of the Short Fiction Film: A Shot by Shot Study of Nine Modern Classics (2002) and his articles have appeared in such journals as Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, Film History, Folklore, Studies in American Humor, Minerva: An Internet Journal of Philosophy, The Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Asian Cinema, and a journal he founded and edited for many years, P.O.V.– A Danish Journal of Film Studies.

A frequent lecturer on the short film at festivals and film schools, he has served as jury president at inter¬national festivals in France, Belgium, India, Holland and Denmark. Short films based on his screenplays have been funded by New Danish Screen, and one of those films has won numerous awards, including the Grand Prize at the biggest short film festival in China.

Details

Date:
May 6
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
£30.00

Venue

Raindance Film Centre
10a Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE
Phone:
0207 9303 412

Other

Tutor
Richard Raskin
Duration
1 Evening
Premium Members get this course for £15.00Join Now!