Intro - Theory
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Film Co-op Members: 
Class Limit: 
Kate Wallace
Saint John Free Public Library, Room #1
1 Market Square
Saint John , NB
New Brunswick
Workshop Description: 

(Film Co-op Members are required to take at least one documentary workshop before they direct/produce their own documentary projects through the Film Co-op)

No matter the length, budget or subject of your project, your film needs a strong story to succeed. In this one-day workshop with scriptwriter Kate Wallace, we’ll get down to basics, investigating what stories are and why they are so powerful.

Through diverse examples and interactive exercises, we’ll explore the art and craft of documentary film storytelling. You’ll learn to harness the elements of story, including structure, theme, setting, dialogue, tension, plot points, perspective and, most importantly, character to generate emotion and action.

This participatory workshop is for documentary screenwriters of all levels of experience, including aspiring. Bring your works-in-progress, your problem-child scripts, your nuggets of inspiration. Together, we’ll hone in on the story you need to tell.

Instructor's Biography: 
Kate Wallace is a national award-winning writer and multi-genre storyteller. Her work spans print journalism, brand content and film and TV. Along with being published in Canadian magazines like Today’s Parent and Canadian Art, she has written scripts for documentaries (City on Fire), lifestyle TV series (Real Houses, Planet Luxury) and brand videos. Kate is founder and principal of Pigeon Creative Communications, a storytelling consultancy based in Saint John. Along with creating concise and compelling content for clients, Pigeon provides strategic storytelling consulting to people and brands. Kate has a Bachelor of Arts degree (Anthropology) from McGill University, and a Graduate Diploma of Journalism from Concordia University. She lives in Rothesay with her husband and son and a lot of pottery.
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