Learn The Basics Of Screenwriting In This Online Workshop | Events Film News


Bangalore-based theater actor, director and playwright Ram Ganesh Kamatham will lead his second workshop on the fundamentals of screenwriting. This workshop covers the basics of scriptwriting for anyone who wants to create dramatic text – a play, a film script, a radio play, or a web series. During the sessions, we will cover basic ideas such as how to create a plot, a character and a dialogue.

“We will also be working with myths, dreams and archetypes throughout the Hero’s Journey – a very popular industry format with writers. Dramatic text can also be informed by paint and music, and we will learn from it. of these forms of expression to enhance our ability to create drama, ”says Ram who adds that research skills and sessions based on using kinesthetic perception as a creative trigger will complete the basics. Aspiring writers will learn to supplement their imaginations and personal experience as they research real-world material to inspire our art.

“We also use the body as a resource and learn the benefits of being away from our desks, just as we hope to cultivate the discipline of sitting there! With a little practice, we can make this work for us, ”adds RAM.

The workshop on the fundamentals of screenwriting is aimed at writers working in any dramatic medium, mainly theater, cinema, radio or digital. Some of the methods may also be of benefit to those working in narrative fiction who are looking to hone the ear for dialogue or sharpen their plot. From stand-up comics looking to generate material to screenwriters offering a web series, there will be something for anyone looking to write a script.

The intensive workshop consists of six exercise sessions, with sharing of tools and methods. There will be three interactive sessions which will focus on additional tools and skills. A month-long mentoring session follows, during which you can receive professional feedback on a script you are working on, rewriting, or created as a result of the workshop. All sessions will take place on Zoom. Each session will last two hours.

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