Script-writing is a branch of creative writing. Most of us have grown up watching movies and dreaming. Our dreams are influenced by the movies we love. And movies are made of dreams that are actualized. A script is a movie on paper.
All you need is an idea. An inner feeling. Manifesting this inner feeling into an audiovisual story is the process of writing a script.
The art and craft of visual storytelling has some elementary concepts that need to be internalized. The format. The plot. Importance of conflict. Characterization. Structure. And last, the weave. Or flow.
If you have an inner feeling which glimmers now and then, if you feel that your dream can to be told on a screen, sign up for an introduction to the fundamentals of scriptwriting.
(After this workshop, I will be announcing a two-month weekend film-making workshop in Bangalore).
Venue: Times of India, MG road, Bangalore.
Schedule: 18th September, 10 am to 6 pm
Fees: Rs 1,000/ (tea/coffee and writing materials included)
Faculty: Manjushree Abhinav wrote her first two feature film scripts before she joined the Film Institute of India, Pune. She has written scripts for documentary films and short fiction films before writing a novel, 'A Grasshopper's Pilgrimage.'
She has taught script-writing and film making in NID (Ahemedabad), FTII (Pune), and SRISTI (Bangalore).