“A film director controls a film’s artistic and dramatic aspects, and visualizes the script while guiding the technical crew and
actors in the fulfillment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking.” – Wikipedia
Unlike a movie director, who works with a team of professionals, the prose writer takes on all the creative roles in their project — from producer and cinematographer, to costumes, sets, hair and make-up and (more often than we should!) caterer.
Without that crew and cast of thousands, how can a cinematic vision be applied to your writing? What can you learn from film directors that’ll enhance your work? Through the use of multiple YouTube videos*, we will discuss various directors and their approach to storytelling, specifically focusing on: action, pacing, opening and closing shots, aspect ratio, colour, sound, and other brilliant moments in cinema. At the end of this presentation, you will have the tools to use the cinematic eye of a film director to bring the power, intensity and immersiveness of movies to your own writing!
Before attending, you are encouraged to review a scene you may be wanting to write or edit.
*Warning: Some film clips will include mature content, like cursing and violence.
Nicole Winters has a B.A. in English and Visual Arts and is a PAN member with two YA novels under her belt, TT Full Throttle, and her debut romance The Jock and the Fat Chick. She is also the recipient of numerous award nominations for her screenwriting and received multiple rounds of funding from the Harold Greenberg Fund. She is currently dipping her toe into the self-publishing waters with her athletic romance erotica, The Dirty Road Racing Series,
and is working on her third YA novel, The Conjurer, her first YA psychological horror. You can visit her at nicolewintersauthor.com
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