Exploring The Art of Storytelling
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Exploring The Art of Storytelling

Building narrative, character, world and emotion
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Created by Yussif Osman
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Develop meaningful stories across genres
  • Build compelling and immersive worlds
  • Raise complex characters and grant them agency
  • Create empathetic stories
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Requirements
  • Interest in storytelling as an artform, be it written, visual, performing or spoken.
Description

This course isn't about me teaching you how to tell stories, because I believe like all art, storytelling is a deeply personal experience.  This course is about exploring the artform itself, whether your write, draw, animate or rig, this course will venture into the nuances, subtleties, complexities and importance of what storytelling is and provide advice on how to do it meaningfully, from raising characters to building worlds. This is something different; from Miyazaki to John Milton, we explore how in the 21st century, we are better positioned to tell new, more compelling stories, the likes of which haven't as of yet been seen. The course is split into 4 sections:

1) Narrative

2) Character

3) World

4) Emotion

Who is the target audience?
  • Writers
  • Visual storytellers
  • Film Makers
  • Animators
  • Comic book artists/writers
  • Poets
  • Narrative Designers
  • Video Game Developers
  • Artists
  • Creative Writer
  • Anyone interested in stories or storytelling
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Narrative & The Importance of Storytelling
3 Lectures 07:16

Henry Darger's creations would not receive blockbuster adaptations, but over the course of his life which spanned all but 100 years, he would weave an astounding universe from his hopes, his pain and his dream.  We use him to illustrate the importance and power of story.

Preview 02:44

We live in a world where in a sense 'history' has already happened, so in an age without great monuments, what stories are there to tell? Well, anything you can dream of.

Preview 01:33

This course is about the power of narrative and the art of creating meaningful stories, whether they close to home or an ocean of stars away.  We aim to explore how to treat storytelling as an art form which permeates through the core of our world.

Preview 02:59
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Characters & Their Dreams
2 Lectures 27:00

Characters can be living things with agency, that make choices, have thoughts and interpret the world, living lives as complex and nuanced as our own.  

Preview 14:10

We explore the hero and villain archetypes as we reach for a more complex, meaningful and sincere understanding of character in a dynamic and subjective world.

The Revolutionary's Dilemma: Exploring The Protagonist & The Antagonist
12:50
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Worlds & The Lights From Stars
1 Lecture 09:21

We explore the relationship between story and plot, as well the role that characters play in them and how these various elements of a piece of art work together to create a 'world'.

World-building as Discovery
09:21
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Emotion & The Art of Living Stories
1 Lecture 08:30
Create a piece that is deeply personal and meaningful to you. No restrictions on genre or medium. Apply what is of consequence to you and execute in an expressive manner which tells a compelling story. No right or wrong answer, nor deadline. I will provide feedback - hei@heistories.com
Personal Art Piece
2 questions

Characters and their experiences are conduits for empathy, but why is this important and what role does pathos play.  Emotion is the core and soul of storytelling, here we explore interpolating it with intent and sincerity.

Understanding Pathos & The Art of Kintsugi
08:30
About the Instructor
Yussif Osman
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A personal and professional career that began in the field of community and humanitarian advocacy, that focused on how people could be humanised through empathetic storytelling. That global experience was brought to the arts as a storyteller, writer, director and creator of stories across media with the aim of pushing imaginations and conscience as founder of the young multimedia storytelling enterprise - Hei Studios/Hei Stories.