Screen your work and get storycraft-driven feedback in a constructive environment.

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NOTE: This course will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets 10:30am-5:30pm ET with Lunch break from 1-2pm ET + 1:1 meetings

With good reason, the path of individual filmmakers/storytellers can be daunting and lonely. The craft of storytelling requires much of us, both in the learning and in the application. Our projects deserve a process that brings out the best in us and makes good use of the most challenging aspects of our humanity.

Two of the most bountiful and formidable leaps a filmmaker can make are:

to find growthful and safe hamlets for sharing our works-in-progress;

to learn how to make rich creative use of feedback without feeling buffeted by it.

When understood and applied meaningfully to our own projects, the craft of storytelling can help us hear that which is underneath the feedback, and help us arrive at a personally authentic way of applying it to our work.

This two-day course provides a safe and intensive time for screening work, while offering an experienced and shepherded journey through the craft of storytelling, as it applies to your project and to the feedback process. Using the craft of storytelling, we will shine light on the strengths, opportunities, and challenges for your essence, vision, goals, and work.  From there, next steps for your piece can be identified and prioritized.

In addition to the two-day lab, you will receive a minimum of three hours one-on-one time. This includes time in the weeks prior (to clarify your goals for self and project), and in the days following the lab (to continue processing feedback and make a concrete plan for next steps).

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Instructor: Dana Rae Warren

Dana Rae Warren is a filmmaker, teacher, and consultant with 25 years in the national television documentary and independent film worlds. She enjoys and has developed particular expertise shaping stories in the edit room. Her work includes: Producer Writer on the Peabody Award-winning and twice Emmy-nominated Turner Broadcasting series Moon Shot; Producer Writer Director on multiple episodes for the PBS NOVA Science Now series, including profiles on MacArthur Awardee Edith Widder and National Medal of Science Awardee Lonnie Thompson, as well as on animal intelligence and on the link between exploring space and the deep sea; ongoing award-winning public service such as the tobacco-free campaign, Quit For Your Kids; and Great Expectations, an education series, which aired on The Sundance Channel, won an Emmy and was invited to present at Austin’s SXSW Education Conference.