Writing For Film: Workshop with Murray Kerr
Writing for Film: a Sattya Workshop with Murray Kerr
When: November 1st-10th from 11-2pm @ Sattya Media Arts Collective
Cost: 2,500 Rs for 10 days
**Scholarships are available for limited number of participants, check out the application below.
If you have an idea for a film and have never written a script, or if you have a script and feel there’s something missing, then this is the workshop for you! Learn the mental process of turning a raw idea into a screenplay.
After this workshop you will have transformed your idea/s into the start of a cinematic script.
You will also learn the basic universal structure of narrative, and the key rules of cinematic dramatic construction. How do we create cinematic stories that grip our audience using the medium of film???
This workshop is all about demystifying the art of writing for film by teaching the process of dramatic construction. Based on the theories of Alfred Hitchcock, Francois Truffaut, Francis Ford Coppola amongst many others Murray will teach key narrative principles which have been developed and defined by some of the masters of cinema, for you to apply to your own projects.
Here are some topics that will be covered during the workshop:
- Pre Verbal of Language of Cinema
- What is a Story
- Basic Structure
- Exposition, Complication and Resolution
- Techniques for having ideas
- The one sentence synopsis
- The One Page Treatment
- How to pitch a project for international market
- How to Pitch a project for the local market
What you need for this workshop:
- Open Mind
About the Instructor
Murray Kerr Is a filmmaker originally from the UK. Having studied Film and Television at the renowned University of Westminster he has gone on to write, produce, direct, shoot and edit short films, music videos, commercials, documentaries and features. His last feature film ‘Sick City’ picked up the domestic award for best feature at KIMFF in Dec 2010. He has since gone on to write 3 feature films, 2 of which he is currently in pre production stages for. Of the course he says ‘this is a great experience for filmmakers/writer from all levels of experience as we get the chance to explore the essence of what doesn’t and doesn’t make our stories work cinematically and begin to mould raw inspiration into cohesive dramatic scripts. One of the most important factors in this workshop is the diversity of the participants, as discussion and brainstorming is essential to the experience!!!
Some of Murray’s Work:
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