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“How to Create a Transcendent Story”
Jeremy Casper is an award-winning writer/director/producer, teaching at LA Film Studies. In this class he will show you how to create characters that TRULY transcend.
You will learn:
~ How to write a story that goes beyond the basics 2 dimensions of good vs evil
~ The power in the 3rd frame
~ The depth of plot you can find in liminality
~ How your character experiences transcendence vs learning lessons
~ 6 phases of moral development (you may choose to put your character through any one of these, to add real depth to your material)
“Story Triggers: How To Create A Modern Myth”
Myths are typically infused with higher values and permeate all levels of a society. This makes them perfect vehicles to promote both concepts and specifics for social change, justice, and sustainability.
During this class Pamela Jaye Smith will show you:
~Myths that have created social change in the ancient world
~ Old myths that have had a modern reliving in the real world
~ How to modernize a myth for today's audience
~ The key elements your myth or mythology must have for it to hit the psychological triggers in your audience, and take on world wide appeal
~ How to create new myths, and mythical worlds
“How To Combat Racism Through Story”
Steven Barnes is a prolific writer, who has written episodes of The Outer Limits. Drawing on his extensive experience in writing and teaching writing, he’s going to talk about themes and arguments in racism and how to weave these ideas into story, without being preachy or on the nose.
“Monster, Monster: How Monsters Can Be Profound and Nuanced Story Devices for Writing Change into the World, Across Any Genre”
Jemima Cloud teaches at Liverpool University. Having studied (and composed) film scores, she understands the nuances and psychology in movie writing at the deepest level. Her knowledge is INCREDIBLE.
In this class you will learn:
~ How monsters in story are both a reflection and a tool for self-examination
~ How they allow us to explore what it is to be human
~ How they represent “the Other”, and how you as a storyteller can use this – across all genres – in order to shine a light on a new form of cooperation for humanity
She’s also going to relate this to how cultures outcast subcultures… like how the LGBTQ community was alienated in order for the aftermath of the Orlando atrocity to be so horrendous.
It’s probably a safe bet that feminism and racism will be covered in this discussion too!
“From Idea to Oscar Acceptance Speech”
For over two decades, the Konwiser Brothers have made innovative entertainment of the highest quality, and demonstrated prescience for entertainment and cultural trends. Their dozens of credits across feature films, TV series, documentaries, interactive multimedia, live events, and music & dance projects have garnered multiple prime time Emmys and festival awards worldwide.
Whether designing the underlying foundation of new business ventures for international corporate brands, building debt and equity financing for entertainment properties, or producing and directing award winning film & TV content, the Konwiser Brothers continue to prove themselves as renaissance men of the entertainment world.
In this class you will learn how to sell your scripts and yourself for a career as a feature film and television writer.
Kip and Kern will break down a toppling of specifics including, but not limited to:
~ How to protect one’s intellectual property
~ How to build value to your intellectual property in a process to production and marketplace
~ How to secure employment within the industry in related fields and otherwise pursue ambitions in order for a creative career to come to fruition.