Storytelling Essentials For Writing and Filmmaking
What you'll learn
- Systematic Approach for Finding Structure
- Rare But Crucial Methods to Understand Your Subject
- The Art of Omission
- Essential Tips For Organizing Materials
- Mastery of Rhythm
- The Art of Juxtaposition
- Detail Selection
How to tell a story like a real master such as Ernest Hemingway? To get to the real essentials of storytelling, young and confused creators often need a few years, some ten years, some forever. So this tutorial is designed to help you go faster in this transition, to get you out of the swamp, to a much better writing and filmmaking career. No matter you work in fiction or nonfiction, movie or documentary.
I’ll teach different kinds of arts in storytelling, arts you hear here and there, but never really understand, let alone apply them. Here are what you are going to learn in this class:
Systematic Approach for Finding Structure
Rare But Crucial Methods to Understand Your Subject
The Art of Omission
Essential Tips For Organizing Materials
Mastery of Rhythm
The Art of Juxtaposition
In my tutorial, we will go into a very careful examination of these essential techniques, and you will learn step by step about how to apply them in your work. No empty and absurd artistic talks. I know how important this is, because like every young creator, I myself have gone through a very messy period of creation. Then I spent a long long time learning those skills mentioned above not only from western arts, but from eastern arts, not only from literary and visual art works, but also from musical ones.
All these essentials makes this tutorial different from other storytelling tutorials on the Internet, which teach you how to do basic research, or tell you to "just write!", something you can't even remember right after taking the class. So I strongly believe that after watching this tutorial, you will know how to better advance yourself systematically to a much better storytelling. These are the storytelling arts you can't learn at school, at least I didn't.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner and Intermediate level creators who work in print and film, fiction and non-fiction
Teng is a documentary filmmaker and non-fiction writer based in China. Her strongest interest is to create and study all kinds of Western and Eastern, modern and ancient storytelling arts. She has a master’s degree in Documentary Filmmaking from New York University. As a storyteller, her work has appeared on BBC, SupChina, Sohu Nonfiction studio, etc. Previously she had worked for The New York Times and VPRO (Dutch National Broadcaster), etc.