Character Development Workshop From Ideas to Screen With Payman Maadi


Sat, June 1, 2019 10pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:00am to 5:00pm

Cyrus Fondation (160 Dudley Ave, Thornhill, ON L3T 2E6, Canada)

This 2-day intensive workshop is a perfect course for anyone wanting to get an introduction to the art of filmmaking. Payman Moadi will walk the participants through his creative processes as a writer, director, and actor. By focusing on story and performance, he encourages the participants to tell their stories.

After the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

• Examine an idea and develop it to a short film script
• Analyze, interpret and breakdown a script
• Run a casting session and direct actors
• Stage a scene and create a storyboard
• Direct the camera

First Day
Ideation [Character development & Conflict]
Screenwriting [Writing for the visual medium & Formatting]
Dialogue [text, subtext, context]
​Script analysis and breakdown [Dramatic beat and transitions]

Second Day
Performance & Casting [History of acting, what is a good performance? What to look for during casting?]
Directing Actors [basic techniques: result directing, active verbs, what if? As if?]
​​Directing Camera [Where to put the camera and why?]
Shooting a 2 min scene [a simple master shot, shot reverse shot focused on authentic performance.]

Type of tickets

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