This one day masterclass identifies the key elements of factual storytelling and how to make formats work. Tutor, Robert Thirkell, will use case studies with real shoooting scripts and rough-cuts. He will demonstrate how to structure stories so they have drive and drama, how to script and plan programmes before shooting and how to fix problem productions.
Based on Robert’s C.O.N.F.L.I.C.T. seminar, the course will cover the following:
There will be clips shown of ‘before and after’ including JAMIES SCHOOL DINNERS and THE BOY WHOSE SKIN FELL OFF including rough cuts off both when they were failing, and show how these techniques transformed them into Bafta and Emmy winners.
You won’t just listen to a riveting performance in storytelling, but will have the challenge of transforming an impossible pitch (that became a hit) yourself, and restructuring a failed roughcut.
This course is part of a series of seminars/workshops on Writing For Non-Drama Television. These will include:
This course is aimed at factual television/documentary Producers, Directors, Series Producers and Edit Producers seeking to enhance their storytelling and problem-solving skills for non-drama TV programming.
Please apply online at www.screentrainingireland.ie For further details contact Mary Deely at Galway Film Centre. Ph: (091) 770748. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications: Thursday 12th of November.