O americano Ken Dancyger estará em Portugal para uma masterclasse e um workshop. Dancyger é um dos mais reconhecidos professores de argumento, com dois livros muito importantes - Writing the Short Film”, “Alternative Scriptwriting: Successfully breaking the Rules” - e com workshops desenvolvidos um pouco por todo o mundo.
Masterclasse : 18 de Novembro : 10h-12h
Escola das Artes da Universidade Católica Portuguesa : Auditório A4
The short film form is distinct and quite different in structure and character from the long or feature film. How do they differ? What are the primary narrative characteristics of the short film? Focusing on premise, character population, character arc and the structure, we will look at two plot-oriented short films (films with a resolution and more straight-forward characters). We will look at these two films by a single filmmaker so that we can also begin to assess “the voice” of the writer/filmmaker. What is the voice of the writer/filmmaker and how does if influence the narrative? The two films are by Anthony Green – “Pigeon” (12 minutes) and “Screening” (16 minutes).
Workshop : 18-20 de Novembro : Centro de Memória, Vila do Conde
(Sexta: 14h30-17h30; Sábado e Domingo: 10h-13h + 14h30-17h30)
Inscrições abertas através do email email@example.com, com envio também do CV, até ao dia 13 de Novembro. O custo da inscrição é de 35 Euros (os participantes escolhidos serão avisados no dia 14 de Novembro).
Idea Development to Treatment
There will be 5 goals in this workshop. We will spend approximately ½ day with each goal.
- Pitching an idea
- Developing the idea via a premise
- Finding a structure
- Finding a character population.
- Your voice
Ken Dancyger is the author of 7 books on storytelling: 4 on scriptwriting including “Writing the Short Film”, “Alternative Scriptwriting: Successfully breaking the Rules” (4th Edition) and “Global Scriptwriting”, one from the point of view of the editor, “The Technique of Film and Video Editing” (5th Edition), and one from the point of view of the director, “The Director’s Idea: the Path to Great Directing”. All are published by Focal Press.
Ken conducts screenwriting and post-production workshops worldwide. He is currently writing a memoir and a novel. He is Professor of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.