Archive for November 19th, 2009

The Blockbuster Course

19th November 2009 by Maura McHugh

FÁS Screen Training Ireland is offering a course called, The “BLOCKBUSTER” – Visual Story Development for Animation & Live Action.

The tutors will be Bobette Buster and Bruce Block, and it will commence on December 11th for 8 days in Dublin. The cost is €500, and the deadline for applications is Friday 4th December 2009.

The aim of this course is to provide a creative overview of animation and live action project development from a story and visual perspective. Through two separate sessions, Script Consultant Bobette Buster and Visual Consultant Bruce Block will present a comprehensive analysis of story structure and visual structure. Over five days of Script Analysis, Bobette Buster will explore the craft of emotional storytelling, followed by Bruce Block offering his unique and structured approach to Visual Storytelling. The course will culminate in a joint visual and story analysis of a film from the “Block Buster” tutors.

The course will cover the following:

  • Recognising and using the basic visual components: space, structure, line, shape, colour, tone, movement and rhythm.
  • Applying these components to story structure
  • Emotionally connecting to your audience
  • Analysing story structure

Applicants can choose to attend just the Script Analysis or Visual Structure elements of this course, or, at a reduced cost, both.