Short Film Webinar: It All Starts & Ends With the Story

IT ALL STARTS & ENDS WITH THE STORY: DEEP-DIVE INTO THE CRUCIAL STORYTELLING ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL SHORT FILM  

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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.

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