Posts Tagged ‘FSTI’

Evolution of Storytelling

30th September 2010

FAS Screen Training IrelandFÁS Screen Training Ireland and The Darklight Film Festival are seeking participants for The Evolution of Storytelling, which is a half-day seminar taking place in Dublin on the 30th October 2010, and costs €25.00.

Participant Profile:
Industry professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of the impact of changing technologies on the art of storytelling.

Course Profile:
Technology is impacting the art and craft of storytelling. As the industry shifts and audiences move from passive to active collaborators, how does the art of storytelling change? How does one develop stories and characters that can travel across screens and devices? What will emerge as new formats and how will they be funded and distributed? Lance Weiler, director of The Last Broadcast and Head Trauma, details the story architecture that he employs to build story worlds around his film, TV and gaming projects.

Lance Weiler is the Chief Story Architect of Seize the Media. He’s also a critically acclaimed award winning writer / director. Recognized as a pioneer because of the way he makes and distributes his work – Wired magazine named him “One of twenty-five people helping to re-invent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood” and Business Week recognized Lance as one of the “18 people who Changed Hollywood.” Lance has successfully self distributed his films THE LAST BROADCAST and HEAD TRAUMA to more than 20 countries while grossing over 5 million dollars in the process.

Apply online by the 15th of October 2010.

The Engine Room Pitch

21st September 2010

FAS Screen Training IrelandFÁS Screen Training Ireland is running a workshop in Galway called The Engine Room Pitch from the 13 – 14 October, 2010, and it will cost €150.

Participant Profile:
This workshop is aimed at documentary/factual filmmakers and producers seeking Irish and international commissions and market intelligence.

Course Profile:
“The Engine Room Pitch Workshop is a must-do for every filmmaker looking to pitch into the marketplace. Practical and inspiring, it makes you think about, and present, your film in the best possible way”.
Sandra Whipham, former Commissioning Editor True Stories, Channel 4

The Engine Room Pitch Workshop is a unique 2 day project development and pitching workshop for documentary/factual filmmakers and producers seeking Irish and international commissions and market intelligence. It is also an exceptional networking opportunity. Created by leading international pitch trainer Christina Burnett of Wide Eye Pictures, the format has been successful in the UK, Brazil and Abu Dhabi.

Intense, friendly and focused, the Engine Room Pitch Workshop develops real projects and trailers, which are then presented to two Irish commissioners for feedback.

Delegates range from award winning series producers and directors to first-timers and the structure enables delegates at any stage of their career to understand what makes a project succeed and to maximise their own opportunities in future.

All projects must be submitted by the deadline of Tuesday 28th September. Details about how to apply are on the web site.

Writing Online Narrative

20th September 2010

FAS Screen Training IrelandFÁS Screen Training Ireland is running a course on Writing Online Narrative from the 2 – 3 Oct, 2010 in Dublin, and it will cost €150.

Participant Profile:
Professional Writers, Producers, Directors, Development Executives

Course Profile:
This course will aim to give participants a broad understanding of the nature of writing online drama. You Tube and other websites are a new platform for content. As audience viewing patterns are evolving markets are looking to the web to source fresh ideas. Broadcasters and the advertising industry are also looking for innovative ways that additional content can be created online and on mobile media to extend brands.

This course will explore the opportunities which exist for writers to develop projects which appeal to these developing avenues for their work.

The course will seek to inform participants about the emerging trends in online narrative and the opportunities they present to writers, producers, development executives and directors.

The course will cover the following:

  • An understanding of the internet and interactive storytelling
  • The different online narrative formats
  • Trends in Transmedia/Cross-Platform Projects
  • Finding an audience, audience identification, audience engagement
  • Story development, durations and demographics
  • Concept and Idea generation
  • Ideas and the market
  • Recognising a saleable idea
  • Writing for different platforms
  • Playing with the format, continuous narrative, episodic tags and hooks
  • Understanding genre and tone
  • Building an online community

This seminar will be followed by a Writers only module which will provide training for writers in a “Writers Room” environment for online narrative. Writers will develop and write a series suitable for online distribution in a Writers Room environment working under the direction of an experienced Head Writer (Luke Hyams, Melanie Martinez). Applications for the Writers Module will be invited following the original seminar.

The application must be processed online, and the deadline for entries is Friday the 24th of September.

Pitching Course

8th September 2010

FAS Screen Training IrelandFÁS Screen Training Ireland is running a course on Pitching Your Project, which is taking place 9-10 November, in Dublin and will cost €150.00.

Participant Profile:
Film and television professionals who wish to develop their pitching skills. Participants must come to the workshop with a project in development to pitch. During the workshop participants will deepen their understanding of the core of their project and develop a concise pitch.

Course Profile:
This workshop will run from 09:45 to 17:00 on the 9th and 10:00 to 17:00 on the 10th.
This 2 day workshop will cover:

  • Identifying the essence of your project.
  • Using the development of your pitch to deepen your understanding of your project.
  • Communication techniques.
  • Presentation skills.
  • The theory of the pitch.
  • Pitching exercises (video-taped)- Optional.
  • Pitch review and analysis.

*Participants will have optional individual feedback sessions on the 11th of November of 30-40 minutes duration. This will focus both on the development of content and on the development of the participants’ pitching techniques.

The deadline for applications is the 1st of October 2010, and more information on how to apply is available on the web site.