The outcome of the workshop will give the participant tools and insights into how to develop story ideas, characters and dialogue culminating in the writing of a short script or webisode. ScriptCamp: Crafting Your Story runs from September 13th until November 22nd. There are two weeks off within this time frame to allow you enough time to complete some of the key exercises. All sessions will take place at The Factory Media Centre on James Street North.
In this era of DIY filmmakers, the art of crafting a great story often loses when pitted against the filmmaker’s desire to ‘just get it made.’ Understanding the mechanics of how to tell a great story sets the foundation for all the creative processes that come after; learn to build a great foundation and the effectiveness of your storytelling will improve exponentially.Jeff Boulton
As a result of taking this seminar the participant will be able to:
Workshops runs Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm as noted below.
WEEK 1: Building Blocks (Sept. 13)
WEEK 2: Source Material (Sept. 20)
WEEK 3: Pitching & Character (Sept. 27)
WEEK 4: Structure (Oct. 4)
WEEK OFF (Oct. 11)
WEEK 5: Pitch Session (Oct. 18)
WEEK 6: Formatting (Oct. 25)
WEEK 7: Writing Visually (Nov. 1)
WEEK 8: Distilling the Essential (Nov. 8)
WEEK OFF (Nov. 15)
WEEK 9: Table Reads (Nov. 22)
Download the syllabus here.
Thank you so much for the tons of useful knowledge I garnered from ScriptCamp. I have been stuck in a creative rut for some time and I thought this might be an interesting way to expand my storytelling horizons. It was brilliant—entertaining, fun, informative, and, most importantly, relevant. You gave us plenty of information to take away to which we can refer. Sam is a great teacher and the workshop was a joy to be a part of. I feel like I have a ton of great stories to tell, and now I have the tools to make that happen. Thanks, Sam and Jeff!Jason Diesbourg
Payment can be made through PayPal using various credit card options or with your PayPal account.
Registration closes at midnight on September 11, 2014. Space is limited, so we encourage you to sign up soon.
Crafthaus Ltd. reserves the right to cancel this workshop should enrolment not meet our minimum needs—so get your friends to sign up! Should cancellation occur, the full price of enrolment will be refunded within a week of cancellation.
If a registered participant cancels their registration up to one week before the start date of the workshop, Crafthaus will refund their registration fee less an administration fee of $50. Registrations cancelled any time after this point will not be refunded.
Please have your credit card or PayPal information handy when registering.