WRITING FOR CINEMA:
OLTRE GLI SCOGLI

Taking our stories one step further, into the open sea beyond the reefs

For anyone interested in authorial writing for cinema, in all its free and possible ways.

A path of constraint and freedom to work on writing stories and images.

AIM

Work on your own subject and turn it into a screenplay.

The workshop is designed for individual participants or teams with a subject (in the early stages, already written, almost finished, it doesn’t matter: as long as you like it).

COURSE PATH

This workshop is an open place for continuous sharing, where you can give yourself time to write and find a method.

  • A short history of screenwriting
  • Breaking the rules: constraint and freedom
  • Writing and reading subjects
  • Ask yourself: am I the right person to tell this story?
  • Working on submitted subjects: writing and rewriting
  • Writing through images and sounds
  • From the subject to the screenplay
  • Desired images / Images of service
  • The screenplay
WHEN

March – May 2022 – (36 hours) 

19, 26 March
2, 23, 30 April
7 May

COST

450,00€ (VAT included)

HOW MANY

Max. 20 attendees

WHAT DO YOU NEED

– No previous knowledge is required;
– A computer or tablet for writing;
A subject (submitted by individual participants or small groups).

TO ENROL SEND A MAIL TO
info@approdicinema.com

PROGRAMME

CONSTRAINT

The tools: the study of the rules, form and methods needed for writing. Knowing the rules allow us to decide which ones to break and how to break them.

 

Rewriting or reading the subject. Give your idea an initial form: a single image or a succession of several images. Writing the subject means writing the starting point, imposing a first constraint.

 

Setting up a writing method.

FREEDOM

Having laid the foundations of our work, we can then ask ourselves who we are as authors. Asking who we are in concerning the story means finding the point of view from which to tell it.

We will work on the subjects presented, reading them, discussing them, writing and rewriting them again.

We will feed the subjects with the images, the sounds that make up the heart of our stories: those images and sounds that we feel essential, that pushes us to write no matter what.

BEYOND THE REEFS

«Constraint does not preclude freedom, freedom is not what is not the constraint; on the contrary, the constraint is what permits freedom, freedom is what is born from the constraint» – Georges Perec, La Cheuse

 

Once we have found the balance of writing the subject, we then proceed to write what will be our script. We will focus on a list of what can be defined as ‘desired images’, those images we crave to see on a screen, and ‘images of service’, images that have the sole purpose of being functional to the progress of the story, exploring techniques for outlining, cleaning and balancing what we want.

 

Scriptwriting: knowing how to keep a soft balance, letting the text surf without making it rigid. We will get to writing scripts that know how to be adaptable to eventuality, to presentation, but most importantly to be able to be made, filmed and watched.

TUTOR

PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER

Make the transfer to:

Approdi srl
IBAN: IT03F0885267710010010285899
RomagnaBanca Credito Cooperativo
Reason for payment: “Writing for cinema – name and surname of the subscriber”.

To request a company invoice send an e-mail with all the data to info@approdicinema.com

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Multidisciplinary open workshops based on collaborative and collective learning.

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