Story Development Workshop Sessions: The Primary Colours of a Story, Jan. 25, 26 & 28 2019 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium & Heron Portico Hotel Nairobi

January 21, 2019 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment


Dates: January 25, 26 & 28, 2019
Venue(s): Goethe Institut Auditorium and Heron Portico Nairobi
Time: These are story development workshop sessions of 1.5 hours, each
Entry: Free of charge upon prior registration*

* Register here: WORKSHOP(at)ONEFINEDAYFILMS(dot)ORG; you can pick and choose which sessions you want to attend.

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Great news for all filmmakers, film enthusiasts and all those interested in developing stories for all formats (stage, screen, literature, web).

The Goethe-Institut Nairobi has collaborated with One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink Films to bring you a one of a kind opportunity.

Facilitated by David Baboulene, a published author of six books including; The Story Book (2010) and the upcoming Primary Colours of Story (2019), scriptwriter, professional story consultant and a Ph.D. scholar of story theory whose research is changing the way contemporary media industries create and evaluate stories.

About
What is a story? Why do stories exist? How do stories work?
Using clips and examples from classics such as Breaking Bad and Back to the Future, David Baboulene explains the key elements that give stories their power and which give you a toolkit for managing that power. Character growth, moral argument, knowledge gaps and subtext, the story world, conflict and key questions are all made plain, followed by an opportunity for Q&A with the story consultant

The sessions will be held in 4 parts as described below:

THE PRIMARY COLOURS OF STORY

Session 1 – The mind and stories
Why do stories exist? How do they work? What even IS a story?!
How story evolved from language and the functions of mind.
How the mind works with narrative, both in real-life experiences and in story.
Here they are! The Primary Colours of Story.

Session 2 – Subtext and knowledge gaps
The critical and defining role of subtext and knowledge gaps.
Privilege and revelation
Classical forms – Hollywood formula and Aristotle
Examples of classical and anti-structure stories.

Session 3 – Characters, conflict and antagonism
The five critical components of character
Conflict and antagonism – get in touch with your dark side…
Motivation, character growth and the moral argument.

Session 4 – Storification – finding the ultimate power in a story
Fiction, lies, deceit… and truth
Writing backwards – which ending is the ending?
Whose story is it?

Case study
The story management and development process

WORKSHOP LOCATIONS
25th & 28th Goethe-Institut Auditorium
26th Heron Portico Hotel

This is the first part of a series of lectures and workshops we are conducting this year together with One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink Films who are venturing into TV / web series.

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