IT ALL STARTS & ENDS WITH THE STORY: DEEP-DIVE INTO THE CRUCIAL STORYTELLING ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL SHORT FILM
The screenwriter is the specific person responsible for putting the words to the page that will tell the story. However, all of the lead creative roles on the short film – including the director and producer – are essential to the storytelling process. Takeaways from this webinar for filmmakers specializing in writing, directing or producing will include:
- How to effectively brainstorm as a team ahead of the “pre-production” phase of a short film
- Collaborative tactics to embrace valuable feedback from all sources and seek outside neutral validation on the soundness of the story’s structure, plot and characters
- Screenwriting tips on script formatting, structure and key elements to develop characters and a plot that quickly engage a short film audience
Hand-outs and examples of supporting materials will be provided. As needed, the instructor will also make recommendations for outside reading resources. See the class overview for a bio of Kathy Cabrera, the instructor.