The Craft Behind Cinematic Storytelling
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The Craft Behind Cinematic Storytelling

- Know the Secrets and Entertain your Audience
4.7 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
941 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 36 mins on-demand video
  • 33 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • No Software expertise is required
  • Just a notepad and a pen to jot down points
  • Passionate zeal to tell stories
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.

Who 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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Curriculum For This Course
48 Lectures
01:22:59
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:55

Welcome to the course.

Preview 01:55
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Decoding The Story
20 Lectures 18:06

Why do we need stories ?

Preview 01:49

What is structure? And its importance in storytelling.

Preview 02:00

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

Preview 02:42

Explanation of "PERIOD" with examples

Setting - PDF -1
1 page

Explanation of "DURATION" with examples

Setting - PDF -2
1 page

Explanation of "LOCATION" with examples

Setting - PDF -3
1 page

Explanation of "LEVEL OF CONFLICT" with examples

Setting - PDF - 4
1 page

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

Act
03:30

Explanation of "BRAVE HEART" in 3-act structure

Act - PDF - 1
2 pages

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

Act - PDF - 2
2 pages

Explanation of "BATMAN" in 3-act structure

Act - PDF - 3
2 pages

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

Preview 03:48

8 sequence structure explanation

Sequences - PDF -1
2 pages

Explanation of first sequence from "SHERLOCK HOLMES"

Sequences - PDF -2
1 page

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

Scene / Event
02:10

Scene explanation for easy understanding of the concept

Scene - PDF - 1
1 page

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

Beat
02:07

Beat explanation in a scene for easy understanding of the concept

Beat - PDF - 1
1 page

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


Story Flow Chart - pdf - 1
1 page

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

Story Flow Chart - pdf - 2
1 page
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Genre
6 Lectures 02:23

Explanation of "GENRE" and its conventions

What is Genre?
02:23

Different genres explained with examples

Genre - PDF - 1
2 pages

Different genres explained with examples

Preview 2 pages

Different genres explained with examples

Genre - PDF - 3
2 pages

Different genres explained with examples

Genre - PDF - 4
3 pages

Different genres explained with examples

Genre - PDF - 5
2 pages
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Creating a Character
17 Lectures 11:15

How can we make our characters multi-dimensional?

Characterisation
02:19

Ironman characterisation exercise

Characterisation - PDF - Exercise 1
1 page

Kung Fu Panda characterisation exercise

Preview 1 page

Titanic characterisation exercise

Characterisation - PDF - Exercise 3
1 page

Troy characterisation exercise

Characterisation - PDF - Exercise 4
1 page

What is the difference between characterisation and character?

Character
01:46

Character of "Po" in Kung Fu Panda

Character - PDF - 1
1 page

Character of Achilles in Troy

Character - PDF - 2
1 page

Character of Tony Stark in Iron man

Character - PDF - 3
1 page

Character of "Rose" in Titanic

Character - PDF - 4
1 page

When does the true nature of a character is revealed?

Character Revelation
02:16

How the transformation in the character happens?

Character Arc
02:14

Character Arc of Tony Stark in Ironman

Character Arc - PDF - 1
1 page

Character arc of Po in kung Fu Panda

Character Arc - PDF - 2
1 page

Character arc of Achilles in Troy

Preview 1 page

Character Arc of Jack in titanic

Character Arc - PDF - 4
1 page

What is the relation between structure and character?

Structure and Character
02:40
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:20

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

Conclusion
02:20
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Web Resources
3 Lectures 00:00

Web collection of TED talks on storytelling

TED TALKS on Storytelling
2 pages

Web resources for scene building

On Scene Building
2 pages

List of websites to be followed by every storyteller

TOP 13 SITES FOR INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS
3 pages
About the Instructor
Kamal Sucharan Burri
4.5 Average rating
39 Reviews
2,968 Students
3 Courses
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.