An intensive 4 day course across two weekends at least a month apart.
See the list below for other possible ways to schedule.
The first weekend will address the concepts of storytelling and help people to settle on a story to tackle.
The second weekend, which will be decided by the majority vote of those attending the first weekend, will be held when people believe they will have had sufficient time to create an essay.
The difference between the individual image and an essay
The difference between a collection, a portfolio and a photo-essay (story)
What is a story?
Why do we need stories?
Why do you need or want to tell a story?
What relevance does your story have to whom?
Who is your audience?
Discuss and practice:
•decide on a possible story
•theme, content and subject matter
Suggestions about how to present the essays:
•the use of captions and texts
Workshop members will show their work as a consequence of weekend one,
as prints, in layouts, as PDFs, or in other ways on or off-line.
Each one will be discussed in detail.
This is where the real learning takes place.
All the previous discussions will begin to take shape,
encourage participants imaginations and boost their knowledge.
As a film-maker I learned more about making films while in the edit suite
than anywhere else.
We will make this as painless, friendly and supportive as possible.
If people elect to have a third weekend where corrections, alterations and improvement are made and presented for another round of discussion,
this can be decided at the end of the second weekend.
I would still like to start in mid-late March on a day, or weekend you can vote for.
I hope to have decisions by 1 March.
EIGHT 3 TO 4 HOUR SECESSIONS ON A THURSDAY EVENING £200
EIGHT 3 TO 4 HOUR SECESSIONS ON A WEEKEND DAY £200
FOUR 6-7 HOUR SECESSIONS ON A WEEKEND DAY £200
TWO 2 DAY WEEKENDS WITH 6-7 HOUR SECESSIONS EACH DAY £180
I think for cost (only a slight difference) and for clarity and concentration, the two weekends will be better for leaning, but each interested person must let me know what is best and what is definitely a no-go. I will let you all know the majority decision.
While I think children under 15 could have easily attended the earlier proposed primary course, I think that in this, the option 3 and 4 are too long for them.