Start-Up Your Story
Nazim Beltran – Creative Director in ParkMedia.com
The day has two parts: a seminar and a hands-on workshop. The Seminar 9:30 – 12:00 Seminar participants learn visual structure, scene and character development and how to conquer the “what happens next?” dilemma. Build a simple cinematic story Spark the potential energy of “What if?” Discover the Visual Story Design process. Develop original “Story Different” Grow characters: Why, When, How? Try […]
Joanna Koslowska – Film Student
For me it was like having you in a room telling me great stuff, the philosophy of your process of exploring and dissecting the visual. I devoured it. (about ‘A Cinemahead in Värmland’, Daniel Alegi’s Book)
One thing I’ve learned in this workshop is never to drink near the laptop. I like the concrete specifics of cinematic narration, making good Beats for example. Thanks for this!
Cinemahead’s Daniel Alegi leads the practice component of the documentary course Doc.Mob at Karlstad University in Sweden. Check out student films made, and other useful tools like the manifesto. Check it here, and download it for free. To go to docmob.net click here
There is a game I think I learned at First Step Nursery School in Santa Monica. I use it in my Story Design Workshop to develop characters. It goes like this, (fast): Q. What do you prefer? [Add Optional opposite questions] Al Pacino or De Niro? Chocolate or Spinach? New York or Berlin? Black and […]
Where is Mickey? Where is Walt? Where is Mowgli? Last I saw him he was dumping Bagheera and Baloo and following tail into the global village. I worked props at Disney Studios in 1994. The Job? pick up and deliver to the set a 1930s phone booth, a cadaver and other paraphernalia. more on this?
# 1. Ejecting over Hollywood
Simple movies love audiences. They don’t exploit, they offer, share, touch. The asses-in-seats is a mentality no different from that of a 100 years ago. Cinema then, was a freak show. The target was a passive masse of folks with limited knowledge. Why are most filmmakers now moving to less predictable content and form? Are […]
I pushed the eject button over Hollywood and landed in Värmland. Värmland is a region of Sweden. More Holywood than Hollywood, so I get asked: “Why?” That is the question. This strand of posts will be connected, like scenes, sketches, or dots. In any order. I am a storyteller, a filmmaker, not a reporter. My […]