Mr.Robert Mckee ‘Story Seminar’ @ Ramoji Film City (Hyderabad)
on February 9, 2012 – February 12, 2012 Time : 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fees : 30,000 Rs
( Someone I know has contacted me that she has registered for the course and has bought her tickets too but is unable to go if anyone is interested do contact me and I shall give you her contact details)
Mr. McKee will present the much acclaimed 4-day seminar at Hyderabad’s Ramoji Film City from 9th to 12th February 2012.The Story Seminar is an intense, self-contained exercise in conveying an entire approach to story. From defining and describing the smallest of story elements to illuminating and illustrating the most abstruse of concepts, the seminar gives the attendee a 360-degree view of the theory, craft, and practice of writing.
- The writer and the art of story
- The decline of story in contemporary film
- Story design
- Premise Idea, Counter Idea, Controlling Idea
- Story Structure: beat, scene, sequence, act, story
- Mapping the Story universe: Archplot, Miniplot, Antiplot
- Shaping the source of story energy and creation
- Putting the elements of story together
- The principles of character dimension and design
- The composition of scenes
- Irony; Melodrama
- False endings
- The text: description, dialogue, and poetics
- The spectrum of story genres
- Act design: the great sweep and body of story
- The first major story event (the inciting incident)
- Scene design in Story: turning points, emotional dynamics,
- setup/payoff, the nature of choice
- Ordering and linking scenes
- Exposition: dramatizing your characters, the story setting,
- creating back story
- The principles of antagonism
- Crisis, climax and resolution
- Story adaptations
- Scene analysis: text and sub-text; design through dialogue
- versus design through action
- The writer’s method: working from the inside out; the creative
- process from inspiration to final draft.
- How it all works: the principles of the previous 3-1/2 days
- applied in a 6-hour, scene-by-scene screening and analysis of
- The spectrum of story genres
Hamburg International Short Film Festival
The Hamburg International Short Film Festival is rooted in an environment of independent film makers. In 1985 it took place for the first time. Back then, it still operated under its original programmatic title “NoBudget”, which was changed into its current name in 1994. The Hamburg International Short Film Festival is one of the most important and successful short film festivals for both industry and audience alike in the world today.
One of the primary concerns of the Hamburg International Short Film Festival is to accentuate the independence of short films as an art form and to create a special environment for them. Furthermore, it aims at the proliferation of short films. One of the reasons of the festival’s success is that it exists as a part of the Hamburg Short Film Agency (KFA). With its departments archive, distribution, sales and festival, the proliferation of short films can be supported and implemented on many levels.
By presenting an enormous variety of international short film productions, it offers its visitors a diverse forum and serves as a popular meeting point for professionals from both Germany and abroad. The festival‘s diversity stems from countless submissions to the competitions as well as from a number of diligently curated special programmes.
The annually held national and international competitions do not distinguish between genres. Instead, all cinematic forms are invited to participate in the categories International Competition, NoBudget, German Competition and the Three Minute Quickie. In addition to the competitions, several special programmes are presented as well, offering a closer look on carefully chosen topics. These programmes range from societal observations and retrospectives of individual film makers and film making groups to programmes with a regional or national focus. Furthermore, technical, aesthetic or formal developments are carefully examined at irregular intervals.
Furthermore, the festival offers seminars, workshops and information events, giving film makers an opportunity to gain helpful insights regarding the production of films.
“Short & Documentary Film Festival of Hyderabad – 2010″
It is going to be held from 24th to 28th September 2010.
The festival will be organised by the Hyderabad Film Club with the support of Andhra Pradesh State Film Television & Theatre Development Corporation Ltd.
There will be a national level competition for the short fictions, documentaries and animations with cash awards. Films with running time of 30 minutes or less produced in India after 1st January 2009 are eligible to participate in the competition. For non-competitive international section, films from any country of the world are eligible.
Details of the festival are available at www.sdffhyderabad.com . Intending participants from home & abroad may directly contact Mr. Bh.S.S. Prakash Reddy, Festival Director at SDffhyderabad@gmail.com or may call him at +91 93 9102 0243.
Deadline for receiving applications and preview material is 10th September 2010.
Submit your art
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) is proud to be an affiliate of the Guggenheim Museum on the YouTube Play project and invites you to submit videos to YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video.
The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2010.
YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video
YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video aims to discover and showcase the most exceptional talent working in the ever-expanding realm of online video. Developed by YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum in collaboration with HP, YouTube Play hopes to attract innovative, original, and surprising videos from around the world, regardless of genre, technique, background, or budget. This global online initiative is not a search for what’s “now,” but a search for what’s next. Visit youtube.com/play to learn more and submit a video.
About YouTube Play
In the last two decades, there has been a paradigm shift in visual culture. The moving image has been fully absorbed into critical contemporary-art practices, and now we are witnessing the power of the Internet to catalyze and disseminate new forms of digital media, including online video. With video now available for anyone to produce and watch, almost anytime and anywhere—be it on cell phones, digital cameras, computers, or tablets—it has become the medium of choice for many aspiring artists. YouTube Play will recognize the current effect of new technologies on creativity by showcasing exceptional talent working in the ever-expanding realm of digital media.
It is the goal of YouTube Play to reach the widest possible audience, inviting each and every individual with access to the Internet to submit a video for consideration. The end result will hopefully be the ultimate YouTube playlist: a selection of the most unique, innovative, groundbreaking video work being created and distributed online during the past two years.
Running in conjunction with YouTube Play,the Take, a blog featuring writing by experts, scholars, and artists from the worlds of film, video, and Internet culture will discuss digital content, the history of video art, and online video and its effects on art and life.
How to Participate
Now through July 31, 2010, participants are invited to submit new or existing videos created within the last two years at youtube.com/play. Submissions may include any form of creative video, including animation, motion graphics, narrative, non-narrative, or documentary work, music videos, and entirely new art forms.
After the submission period closes, the Guggenheim Museum will identify up to 200 videos for online viewing at youtube.com/play. From this group, up to 20 videos will be selected by a jury of experts, comprised of distinguished artists, filmmakers, graphic designers, and musicians, to be presented at the Guggenheim Museum in New York during a special event on October 21, 2010, on view to the public October 22–24, with simultaneous presentations at the Guggenheim museums in Berlin, Bilbao, and Venice.
BE A SHERPA ON THIS JOURNEY OF EXCHANGE
Pankhuri Singh’s T-SHIRT MOVEMENT IN LADAKH – August 2010
I’d like to introduce you to an exciting new initiative that I am working on – a series of T-shirt painting workshops in the remote Himalayan region of Ladakh between August 1st & 18th, 2010. I am doing these with 130 participants in three remote villages and two NGOs (PAGIR and SECMOL) in Ladakh.
These workshops are part of a larger initiative, T-Shirt Movement: Resilience through Art, that I’ve been working on for some time now. This initiative is an attempt to get children and young people to explore values like creativity, self-expression, beauty, humanity, peace, nature, and interconnectedness and then express these creatively through the medium of t-shirt painting. It helps children ask important questions about the critical issues that they see around them, while at the same time helping them learn to express themselves through art. And the best part is, these beautiful self-expressions in the form of their hand-painted T-shirts remain close to the children as they are worn by them!
The Ladakh workshops will enable these children to think differently, find creative value in themselves and will gift them an excellent opportunity to learn about new visual ways for seeing, thinking, feeling and sharing their deepest feelings.
This dream was born out my visit to Ladakh last year and from a desire to help children explore the relationship between heart, mind and art. Another motivation is to work with members of PAGIR (Peoples’ Action Group for Inclusion and Rights). PAGIR is an NGO for the differently abled where they make and sell useful products created out of waste material. These workshops could help them learn to conceptualize, create and sell meaningful hand-painted T-shirts which could also help supplement their income.
WHAT I NEED FROM YOU-
It’s a big idea and can happen only with your support and encouragement. For this, I have estimated that I will need to raise Rs.45000/- approximately to cover the following costs.
- cost of 130 T-shirts
- cost of paints, brushes and other art material
- cost of my transportation to and from Ladakh, within Ladakh for the workshops, and boarding and lodging for me during the period of the project (18 days).
At first glance, this might seem like a fairly large amount, but look at it this way – if 450 of you offer just Rs.100 each, this money can be raised very quickly.
For the price of a cup of coffee at Barista or a day at the movies, you can help a Ladakhi child have a wonderful learning experience… one they are not likely to receive very easily, given the remoteness of Ladakh.
Rs.100 is just a recommended figure. For those seriously interested, please feel free to contribute any larger amount that you feel may be appropriate. Larger contributions from fewer individuals would simplify the logistics of raising money for this dream project. And for those unable to make contributions at this time, please know that your support and encouragement are of equal value to me.
If any of you wishes to visit Ladakh and do it with a purpose, it could be an exciting opportunity for you. Since it is a not for profit project, you will have to bear your own travel and accommodation expenses for the duration of the project.
HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE
You can either hand me the money in person or you can deposit it in my bank account. For the former option, I am available at People Tree near Regal Building, Connaught Place, Delhi between 11am – 7pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This is until the 20th of July. For those who would prefer the online mode, please contact me at email@example.com or call me on +91 96507 87435 and I would be happy to send details of my bank account across to you.
I will also be documenting the entire project on my Facebook page (please click here), starting with tracking contributions that come in.
A BIT ABOUT ME
After completing my masters in Environmental Studies in 2007, I have worked in the research based field projects of ecology and conservation with NGOs like WWF and have done EIAs of large hydro-power projects in the Himalayas with a private consultancy.
Since early 2009, I have helped organize and conduct several T-shirt painting workshops with students from different schools, universities and institutions in association with Delhi based Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) and recently with People Tree, an organization that runs an alternative bookstore and sells unique and quirky design products.
As a return gift, I promise I will save some love, joy, letters, laughter, doodles and poetry by the kids and bring them for you to savor when I am back.
Let’s connect together like tiny dots reaching out to those kids in Ladakh.
Donald McAlpine to present Masterclass at Cinema India Expo 2010
Masterclass to focus on Film Technology
Kodak sponsors Masterclass
Cinema India Expo has announced that Donald McAlpine, ASC, ACS will present a Masterclass during the upcoming Cinema India Expo 2010, June 3 – 5, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre. One of the most respected cinematographers working today, McAlpine is an Oscar nominated, multi-award winning Director of Photography whose credits include Moulin Rouge, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe, and Romeo + Juliet among many others.
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