Intensive immersion in applying the craft of storytelling specifically to your film.
Mar 30, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020
Class Size: 5
We will screen documentary rough cuts or assemblies of selected material in class and get a jump start on your storytelling from someone who has spent a career doing just that. This course is for people who have a rough cut but suspect the storytelling could be better and deeper, or for those who have an assembly of material and feel like the story is inside of them and their material, but need help bringing it out. Some might even imagine that there is no story in their material, which is usually not true.
Each student’s film will receive a whole day of focus, using the tools of storytelling, and will learn from watching and helping to use those tools on others films throughout the week.
Image Credit: Devin Altobello, Header Image Credit: Deedie Steele
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.