If you’d like to have the very unique opportunity to meet privately, one-on-one, for a very productive consultation with the professional workshop & master class presenters attending Moondance 2014, you may sign up for an appointment at the festival registration table, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, 10:AM-6:PM. Private consultations tickets are $50 for ½ hour, and $100 for a full hour, and seriously worth every penny!
WORKSHOP & MASTER CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & PRESENTER BIOS
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: TITLES & LOGLINES: ELIZABETH ENGLISH • Tell your story in 25 words or less, what the industry looks for in a title and logline! How to get your script or film idea considered by agents, producers, directors, distributors & actors.
MAKING A GOOD SCREENPLAY GREAT: DR. LINDA SEGER • Specific methods for the working and reworking of your concept & story that will help you craft tighter, stronger, and more sellable scripts.
CREATING UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS: DR. LINDA SEGER • How to create strong, multi-dimensional characters, making him or her both believable & memorable., to creatively use the makeup of all of the characters in your story & make them more recognizable.
WRITING SUBTEXT: WHAT LIES BENEATH: DR. LINDA SEGER • Explores all the underlying meanings that lie beneath the words, images, and actions in film, which are also applicable to any kind of fiction writing. How to discover & write the vital element in any successful story: subtext.
SELL YOUR SCRIPT! HOLLYWOOD INSIDER TIPS: TRAI CARTWRIGHT • Make your screenplay viable for the entertainment industry marketplace & the secret criteria that will make you and your script exciting & sellable to producers.
FILMMAKING 101: FROM CONCEPT TO SCREEN: JOSEPH & SANDRA CONSENTINO • See your vision & concept as a popular movie, the translation of a film’s concept & script to the big screen, from the perspective of the writer, director, cinematographer, editor, producer, and actors.
AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCTION: JOSEPH & SANDRA CONSENTINO • How to choose a subject that is of interest to a wide-ranging audience, and to you. Understand the current context of documentary filmmaking by examining the genre, its different forms and the market for your films.
AWARD-WINNING EDITING FOR FILM & POST-PRODUCTION: SANDRA & JOSEPH CONSENTINO • Create provocative montages; bring out emotional truth in the subject matter; guide the telling and pace of a story; give emphasis & a vital subconscious emotional connection to the viewer.
CREATING & SELECTING POWERFUL FILM SCORES: JOHN WILLIAM DORYK • How the relationship of the film director/producer & film composer must work together to create a unified emotional tapestry that moves the audience through the story & to what the director has intended for the film.
CREATIVE WRITING FOR AUDIO PLAYS! WRITING SCRIPTS FOR TODAY’S RADIO: SABLE JAK • Insider tips on getting a better-than-average opportunity for getting your fiction or non-fiction work quickly produced as an audio program, as you wrote it, not as someone else envisions & rewrites it.
SCENE TECTONICS: JEFFREY MICHAEL BAYS • Harness the power of ‘scene tectonics,’ a new storytelling craft focuses on dramatic collisions from one scene to the next, & perspective on the emotional landscape of narrative structure.
Some info may change. Please see final schedule at the film festival