The Heart of Writing For the Screen
NEXT START DATE: 10/14/18
WORKSHOP LEADER: Andy Mingo
WHEN & WHERE: Each workshop is 6 weeks, and takes place on an interactive online platform. See above for specific dates.
PARTICIPATION EXPECTATION: You are expected to give feedback to at least two other writers' work every week. This is important and a commitment we ask you to take seriously.
HOW: Each week has a pre-recorded video lesson for you to watch on your own time and a prompt. You post your response to the prompt by the end of the week for leader and peer collaboration.
Like all Corporeal Writing workshops, this workshop brings focus to process and collaboration, as well as meaning-making in artistic practice by and through the body and lived experience. Whether you're a first time screenwriter with a vision for film, or you've written a fictional piece you would like to adapt to the big screen, this online, 6-week intensive screenwriting workshop is for you.
This will be a workshop that moves beyond tired-out formulas and flat academic ideas, right past traditional screenplay formats and three act script structure, and deep into the belly of the creative process to explore the emotional meaning you bring to the page and unearth writing and film innovations. We will develop characterization from the inside out and discover a connection with a scripted story that will be ready to film.
Andy Mingo, a seasoned screenwriter who has adapted fiction to screen from authors like Monica Drake, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Chuck Palahniuk, will lead us in these new ways to be inside the screenwriting process from the inside out of our bodies and experiences. He brings extensive teaching experience in film production, screenwriting, and writing to his commercial and film work as a co-founder of MindPollen Studios, and offers a collaborative process that moves away from the ego-centered model of filmmaking and toward multi-vocal, plurality of image, emotion and action.
Week 1: Finding Character
Week 2: Deep States and Action
Week 3: Emotional & Dramatic Flow
Week 4: Connections For A Larger Structure
Week 5: Sanding the Script
Week 6: Fine tuning: Metaphor & Meaning