The Craft Behind Cinematic Storytelling

- Know the Secrets and Entertain your Audience
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  • Lectures 48
  • Contents Video: 36 mins
    Other: 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

Humans are wired for stories.

Throughout the ages storytelling has took many forms right from drawings on caves to statuses on Facebook.

Is there any craft behind telling an entertaining story? I would definitely say, yes.

Anyone can imagine, dream and write. But in order to streamline your ideas to tell a compelling story; understanding of the craft is must. It involves lot of craft elements like structure, setting, genre, scene building, character, characterization etc.

As Aristotle wisely said every story or character must have a problem, in order to solve his/her problem he/she needs to find some solution and solve it through action over the course of time. Our course exactly does that.

Enroll now to solve all of your story problems.

What are the requirements?

  • No Software expertise is required
  • Just a notepad and a pen to jot down points
  • Passionate zeal to tell stories

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Printable course notes PDF
  • Lucid video examples for conceptual understanding
  • Learn all the techniques of Storytelling
  • Decode the blueprint in constructing a Story
  • Entirely downloadable for offline use
  • Web resources at the end of the course
  • Elements of storytelling simplified
  • Exercises for practice

What is the target audience?

  • Film Students
  • Media/Mass Communication Students
  • Writing Aspirants
  • TV Production Students
  • Studio Interns
  • Bloggers - for writing effective blogs
  • Entrepreneurs - for reaching out emotionally to the public
  • Corporate Managers - for telling "BRAND" stories
  • Anyone who is in the business of Storytelling
  • This course is probably not for those who are looking for technical aspects of Cinematic Storytelling like operating the camera, learning editing software etc. That would be dealt in another course.

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:55

Welcome to the course.

Section 2: Decoding The Story
01:49

Why do we need stories ?

02:00

What is structure? And its importance in storytelling.

02:42

Story setting and its elemens - Period, duration, location and level of conflict

1 page

Explanation of "PERIOD" with examples

1 page

Explanation of "DURATION" with examples

1 page

Explanation of "LOCATION" with examples

1 page

Explanation of "LEVEL OF CONFLICT" with examples

03:30

What is "ACT" and why should we have a 3 act structure?

2 pages

Explanation of "BRAVE HEART" in 3-act structure

2 pages

Explanation of "A BEAUTIFUL MIND" in 3-act structure

2 pages

Explanation of "BATMAN" in 3-act structure

03:48

What is "SEQUENCE" and it's explanation in conjunction with 3 act structure.

2 pages

8 sequence structure explanation

1 page

Explanation of first sequence from "SHERLOCK HOLMES"

02:10

What is "SCENE" and its importance in the story?

1 page

Scene explanation for easy understanding of the concept

02:07

What is "BEAT" and its importance in "SCENE"

1 page

Beat explanation in a scene for easy understanding of the concept

1 page

Pictorial representation of all the story elements in a flow chart for easy understanding


1 page

Pictorial representation of story goals in a flow chart for easy understanding

Section 3: Genre
02:23

Explanation of "GENRE" and its conventions

2 pages

Different genres explained with examples

2 pages

Different genres explained with examples

2 pages

Different genres explained with examples

3 pages

Different genres explained with examples

2 pages

Different genres explained with examples

Section 4: Creating a Character
02:19

How can we make our characters multi-dimensional?

1 page

Ironman characterisation exercise

1 page

Kung Fu Panda characterisation exercise

1 page

Titanic characterisation exercise

1 page

Troy characterisation exercise

01:46

What is the difference between characterisation and character?

1 page

Character of "Po" in Kung Fu Panda

1 page

Character of Achilles in Troy

1 page

Character of Tony Stark in Iron man

1 page

Character of "Rose" in Titanic

02:16

When does the true nature of a character is revealed?

02:14

How the transformation in the character happens?

1 page

Character Arc of Tony Stark in Ironman

1 page

Character arc of Po in kung Fu Panda

1 page

Character arc of Achilles in Troy

1 page

Character Arc of Jack in titanic

02:40

What is the relation between structure and character?

Section 5: Conclusion
02:20

That's all folks. Learn the craft and tell great stories

Section 6: Web Resources
2 pages

Web collection of TED talks on storytelling

2 pages

Web resources for scene building

3 pages

List of websites to be followed by every storyteller

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Instructor Biography

Kamal Sucharan Burri, Filmmaker at Newlight Cinemas and Instructor at Film - Ed

Kamal Sucharan Burri is a Filmmaker and Instructor. With the teaching experience for over 9 years, he is now pursuing Ph. D., on Storytelling Dynamics. He teaches Film production, TV production, and screenwriting as a Visiting Professor in various Universities and Colleges in India.

He is also the founding Director of Newlight Cinemas, a film Production Company and Film - Ed, an online film education hub.

He staunchly believes that storytelling can change the world and always aims to do so.

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