Storytelling FAQ

 

What do I wear?

This is a very active course. You will want to wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to move about and protect you from abrasions and scrapes. Closed toe shoes are required because some of the production equipment is heavy and doesn’t feel good if you bang your toes on it. We will provide any necessary safety equipment beyond your clothing and footwear.


What do I bring?

Bring your imagination and be ready to use it all day long. The focus of the day is creativity. We will provide all of the other tools needed.


Do I pack a lunch?

We will provide breakfast and lunch plus snacks throughout the day. We will be working hard and quickly throughout the day so we will take short meal and snack breaks to keep us going.


What will I be doing?

The day will be divided into three phases. The first phase is developing our story and script. Second, we will shoot the scenes to tell our story and finally, we will edit those scenes to complete our finished short film. We only have one day to complete this so we will be moving quickly. This will not be boring.


Can I sign up for all 3 sessions?

Yes. You are welcome and encouraged to participate in as many sessions as your schedule will allow. While we will be following the same guidelines to produce a story each session, every session will be different with a different set of students and story ideas. Students who gain experience by participating in multiple sessions will be given more responsible positions in each subsequent session.   


What about personal electronic devices like my phone, laptop or tablet?

While these electronic devices are amazing tools and can be a benefit to our efforts, they can also be a distraction so we will leave it up to the student to decide if they can use their device as a helpful tool for achieving our goal. If the device becomes a distraction, it will be confiscated for the remainder of the session and returned at the end of the day.


Is this for me?

If you have an interest in making films or enjoy telling stories from your imagination, then this is definitely for you. You will get good hands on experience in story development and storytelling through the medium of film. You will also learn a little bit about camera work, lighting and editing along the way. If you consider yourself an artist whether it is through music, painting, sculpture or literature, then you might discover that this is another opportunity for you to exercise your imagination in a different artform.


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