L.A summer 2013 – workshops
Story Different © – Basic 3 hours a day / 2 + 2 days. (Participants = 8 – 15) Daniel Alegi CEO, founder of Cinemahead ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP STORY DIFFERENT is not “just another” script-writing class, but a practical immersion into the main challenge we all face as storytellers: how to develop ideas into a […]
Movies Without Cameras
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
Have you ever made a movie without using a camera? There are many ways to do it. For starters, take a look at work by animator Norman McLaren.
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?
I get email queries from writers and filmmakers I met around the world. It’s one on one talk about films to be made. “Youth Cinema” makers, if the top-down term doesn’t offend you, means under 28 and could use some help. Idea but no clear path to develop it. Read all the Guru books and […]
# 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 […]