WINTER WRITING WORKSHOP!
Monday evenings (7pm-9:00pm) in 2016 (Jan 4, 11, 25, and Feb 1, 8, 15) – ‘Introduction to Screenwriting‘ taught by Ian Finley
A six-week introduction to the craft of screenwriting and cinematic structure, including the differences between playwriting and screenwriting and the business of film production. Other topics:
- Telling stories with pictures: metonymy and concision
- Screenplay format
- Dramatic structure
- Elements unique to screenwriting
- Opening up the scene
- Storyboarding v. scripting
- Producing films
- Addressing the needs of writers
- Summation & reflection
- Next steps and opportunities
Cary Arts Center Conference Room, cost $65. Send an email to Lydia Sbityakov (or sign up at the December 16 playwrights’ meeting) if interested in attending.
Previous recent workshops:
FALL WRITING WORKSHOPS with 2012 Piedmont Laureate Ian Finley!
NOV 7th 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – ‘The Art of Adaptation’
Most screenplays and many stage plays start their lives as existing material, whether novels, short stories, historical events or other narratives. Ian Finley, author of the Our Histories series of plays for Burning Coal, as well as the first theatrical adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure, led a class on the science and art of adaptation.
NOV 14th 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – ‘Comedy Tonight’
Comedy writing is perhaps the most technically demanding form of playwriting. Ian Finley ran a workshop on comedic structure, along with tips and tricks from William Ball’s “Aphorisms on Comedy.”
Workshops took place at the Cary Arts Center. Cost for either of the above were $20 ($35 for both).