WORKSHOPS • LECTURES • MEETINGS WITH THE CREATORS
Workshops and lectures are primarily aimed at short fiction filmmakers; those who have already made something or want to make films in the future.
Hosted by: Robert Gliński, Jerzy Armata
01 | WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SHORT AND A LONG STORY?
The short feature film – a specific task for the director. Script construction, drama, conflict. What is important in a short film? How to open a short form story? How to close a film? How to build the protagonist in a short story? Convention: expressive or subtle?
02 | SHORT FEATURE SCENARIO
Story expressiveness. Structure of the script, turning points, climaxes. Division into three acts. Field’s paradigm versus the short story. Frank Daniel’s theses applied to the short story.
03 | HOW TO CAPTURE A SCENE, OR CONSCIOUSLY BREAKING THE SCENE INTO SHOTS
Types of film scenes. Shooting methods. Different types of shots. Master shot versus long shot. Which shots? Working with the cinematographer.
04 | THE POETICS OF A LONG SHOT, METHODS OF STAGING
The poetics of the long shot. Methods of staging the long shot.
05 | THE CHARACTER IN A SHORT FEATURE FILM. WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL ACTOR
What builds drama in a film? The purpose of the character’s actions. What is more important: “want” or “need” (according to the method of Frank Daniel’s method). Changes in a film character. Working with the actor before and during shooting.
06 | CASTING AND WORKING WITH A NON-PROFESSIONAL ACTOR
How do you choose an amateur to play a film? The pros and cons of casting non-professional actors. How to work with amateurs? How to work with children?
Kijów Cinema, Sala Klubowa (Club Hall)