The Bigger Picture: Short Films with Ferdia Mac Anna
Starts: Tues 2 Oct 2018
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 10 Weeks
Cost: €295/€270 Members
The special ten-week course will focus on developing the budding screenwriter’s original vision to create an original short film screenplay. Join screenwriter, producer and director Ferdia Mac Anna for an informative, engaging and empowering series of workshops on the basics of the craft of screenwriting and filmmaking. This will include character creations, scene construction, the three-act structure, dialogue, plot, visual writing, tone, theme and genre.
In the final two weeks, there will be a special component whereby students will be given a crash course by an industry professional on the craft and techniques of basic filmmaking, including camera and sound, continuity, casting, script editing, staging, working with actors, art direction and design as well as production and directing.
Students will then shoot a short film or scenes for a work-in-progress. See Ensuite below, the short film made by the spring 2017 class.
Ferdia Mac Anna is an associate lecturer at the Open University and The American College Dublin. He lectures in Filmmaking, Creative Writing, Screenwriting, Memoir and TV Production. He is a director and producer of Film and TV dramas, novelist and screenwriter as well as occasional rock and roll singer.