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Competition is now moving towards Cable Television Channels and Internet Broadcasting, we believe that soon,  mainstream television will be marginalized by the advent of new technology.  Recent American Studies show that teens are more likely oriented towards the computer screen rather than the television screen. To complicate the situation, Cable Television Programming is more comprehensive than Mainstream Television. Thus, it is important to train more writers oriented towards this emerging new media.  To now about this change, you can visit our site at :http://the-chips1.tripod.com/. 
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Digital Movie Scriptwriters Forum

Intermediate Material and Script Development & Management : starts

 October 2008 
limited slots / controlled group



Intermediate Material and Screenplay Development & Management
Romantic Tragedy : Combined Genre
Digital Movie Application - Narrative (Short/Short Feature/Feature)
Creative Workshop  starts October  2008. limited slots / controlled group
register through this number 09215081060

Parameters of the Workshop:
1. Intermediate Material and Screenplay Development and Management
Creative Workshop pertains to the structural and integral
relationship
between premise and genre.
2. The workshop will tackle Romantic Tragedy as a combined genre.
3. Because of the limited space of the venue, the Writer's Project
will only accept 6 participants.
4. Qualified participants are those who already took-up basic
scriptwriting workshops in different training or academic venues.
5. Certificates will be given at the end of the workshop provided
that
a participant finished the workshop with output.
6. The Output is a Working Outline for a Digital Movie Feature (90
minutes or 1hour/30mins). The Working Outline refers to a complete
narrative material with 8 movements written on one page.
7. Note: the profile of the lecturer is included in the e-group
files.

Schedule/Venue
1. October 2008. limited slots / controlled group
2. 5 Sessions


Payment Scheme:
1. The fee is 5,500 pesos
2. 50% down on the 1st day, 25% on the 2nd day and 25% on the 3rd day
3. Participants who will pay the full amount on the first day will
only pay 5,000 pesos.

1. Text this mobile no and send the following:
 Basic Scriptwriting Workshop Attended
 Name
 Address
 Landline
The above information should be complete and is subject to
verification.
2 The text message that you sent will serve as your registration.

Workshop Outline:
1st Intermediate Material and Screenplay
Development & Management
Romantic Tragedy : Combined Genre
Digital Movie Application - Narrative (Short/Short Feature/Feature)
Creative Workshop October 2008


Day 01 : Combined Genre : Romantic Tragedy
1. Definition
2. Genre Structure
3. Genre Components

Day 02 : Premise
1. Definition
2. Premise Structure
3. Premise Components

Day 03 : Premise vs. Genre
1. Structural Relationship
2. Relationship Between Components
3. Written Exercise A

Day 04: Outline : 8 Movements Method
1. Definition
2. Structure
3. Components
4. Theoretical Integration
5. Constructing the Diagram
6. Execution
7. Written Exercise B

Day 05: Outline vs. Sequence Treatment & Screenplay
1. Theoretical Integration
2. Constructing the Diagram
3. Execution
4. Final Evaluation of the Working Outline

Digital Movie Scriptwriters construct materials and scripts based on
the potentials and limitations of the Science and Technology of the
Digital Movie Industry and Market. Click this website and join

http://forum2007.multiply.com

 

 

10th Sinelab Workshop Series (3rd Edition) Starts October 2008 @ Quezon City

BASIC MATERIAL AND SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

 Special Topics

( Conflict Development and Management Within A Narrative)

( Understanding the Dynamics of the Milieu)

(Strategic Content Planning - Outline Construction)

( Getting The Right Talent For The Specific Character - A Review of The Character Matrix)

(3 Sessions : 2pm-6pm) by Melchor df. Escarcha

ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTION

( Basic Camera Direction Lighting and Cinematography)

(3 Sessions : 2pm-6pm)

by Michael Angelo Dagnalan

 Fee : Php 8,000

Schedule : Saturdays (2pm - 6pm)

 *Tells Us About Yourself In One to Two Pages

 * Workshop Fees Only

*Students are required to finish their short films before graduation

 *Limited slots available ( 5-6 students)

*Only Commited Students will be accepted

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Email Address and Contact Number For Registration and Inquiries sinelab_workshop@yahoo.com / mobile number 09215081060

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For more information / join us

 www.sinelab.blogspot.com

http://sinelab.multiply.com

 www.yahoogroups.com/group/sinelab_workshop

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SINELAB WORKSHOP Write. Produce. Direct. SINELAB is an on-going out of school, alternative mode of educating the Filipino that he is a great storyteller in the moving image media of motion pictures.

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Post-Impressionism : Historical Overview ( Source : Wikipedia)

Post-Impressionism was both an extension of Impressionism and a rejection of its limitations. Post-Impressionists continued using vivid colours, thick application of paint, distinctive brushstrokes and real-life subject matter, but they were more inclined to emphasize geometric forms, to distort form for expressive effect, and to use unnatural or arbitrary colour. The Impressionist Camille Pissarro experimented with Neo-Impressionist ideas between the mid 1880s and the early 1890s. Discontented with what he referred to as "romantic Impressionism," he investigated Pointillism which he called "scientific Impressionism" before returning

to a purer Impressionism in the last decade of his life. The Post-Impressionists were dissatisfied with the triviality of subject matter and the loss of structure in Impressionist paintings, though they did not agree on the way forward. Georges Seurat and his followers concerned themselves with Pointillism, the systematic use of tiny dots of colour. Paul CÚzanne set out to restore a sense of order and structure to painting. He achieved this by reducing objects to their basic shapes while retaining the bright fresh colours of Impressionism. Vincent van Gogh used colour and vibrant swirling brush strokes to convey his feelings and his state of mind. Although they often exhibited together, Post-Impressionist artists were not in agreement concerning a cohesive movement. Younger painters during the 1890s and early 20th century worked in geographically disparate regions and in various stylistic categories, such as Fauvism and Cubism.
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Post Impressionism as an approach to reality provides an added artistic texture and layer to your material.  Imagine a material that uses the suspense genre layered by a post impressionist sense and sensibility.  How about a romance-comedy or a fantasy/romance?   So never forget to determine your approach to reality when you create a material. 
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IRISH PATATAS ENTERTAINMENT
 

IRISH PATATAS ENTERTAINMENT is a team of independent digital movie producers composed of  Melchor Escarcha, an animation specialist, and J.Lauro Cai˝a, a freelance fiction and scriptwriter.

 

Melchor spearheaded development and execution of animated foreign short in the web under Broadlines Animations, Inc. His short “Obit” was selected at Eksperimento International Film Festival. His documentary “Ay Bumbay” was featured at Isla Network. 

 

J.Lauro is ABS-CBN’s former drama analyst and wrote in several Teleseryes like “Pangako Sa ‘Yo.”  He is a freelance romance writer/novelist, a playwright, an actor, and a director.  He helped in the production of several indie films like Trabaho, My Fake American Accent and Kolorete.

 

They are all formerly part of Star Cinema’s Creative department.

 

The group is currently in pre-production stage of several projects that include “small girl, BIG dreams,” “Kamakailan,” and “aBaKaDa Ni Boyet.”

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When you edit a material, you may add or substract actions or events in a given material within the parameters  of the  material's content.  But you do not touch the  structure  whic is often referred to as the plot. Thus,  edit means  reducing the  the number  of  sub-characters and sub-stories.

Revise refers to re-constructing the main characters and the main stories. When you do this, the sub-stories and the sub-characters are adjusted in terms of the changes in the main characters or the main stories.  Again, the plot remains the same but the over-all character and main story structures are altered. Rewrite is a major one, in my point of view, because it changes the plot of the material yet the content of the material (characters and stories)  remains the same.

 

Movie Peg... is the the immediate solution when movie studios reach the static end of creativity.  The search for an easy way out is always the desired solution.  A rumor once circulated that a big movie studio in the Philippines collected several short stories with the hope of putting the said stories together in order to come up with projects for the creative pipeline.

Movie Peg is a neutral device. In fact, it has the potential of developing skills in terms of upgrading the abiltiy to construct well-crafted stories and detailed- 3/dimensional characters within the context of genuine innovation.  This means, one must be well-versed with the art of material deconstruction and unit development and management.

But the problem arises when innovation begins to disintegrate in the midst of wholesale plagiarism by desperate creative teams. Changing the gender of a character or changing the atmoshpere of  a story does change the over-all physical and emotional narrative lines of an outline.   Cosmetic changes are not structural or substantial innovations.  These are blatant act of plagiarism.

 

 

Scriptwriting Tutorial : Southeast Asian Thriller

Intermediate Material and Screenplay Development & Management
Constructing A Southeast Asian Thriller

Digital Movie Application - Narrative (Short/Short Feature/Feature)
CreativeTutorial  starts February 2009 . limited slots / controlled group
register through this number 09215081060

Parameters of the Workshop:
1. Intermediate Material and Screenplay Development and Management
Creative Workshop pertains to the structural and integral
relationship
between premise and genre.
2. The workshop will tackle Southeast Asian Thriller  as a qualified genre.
3. Because of the limited space of the venue, the Writer's Project
will only accept 6 participants.
4. The Output is a Working Outline for a Digital Movie Feature (90
minutes or 1hour/30mins). The Working Outline refers to a complete
narrative material with 8 movements written on one page.
5. Note: the profile of the lecturer is included in the e-group
files.

Schedule/Venue
1. February 2009. limited slots / controlled group
2. 5 Sessions


Payment Scheme:
1. The fee is 5,500 pesos
2. 50% down on the 1st day, 25% on the 2nd day and 25% on the 3rd day
3. Participants who will pay the full amount on the first day will
only pay 5,000 pesos.

1. Text this mobile no and send the following:
 Basic Scriptwriting Workshop Attended
 Name
 Address
 Landline
The above information should be complete and is subject to
verification.
2 The text message that you sent will serve as your registration.

Workshop Outline:
3rd  Intermediate Material and Screenplay Development & Management Tutorial
Southeast Asian Thriller : Qualified  Genre
Digital Movie Application - Narrative (Short/Short Feature/Feature)
Creative Tutorial  February 2009


Day 01 : Qualified Genre : Southeast Asian Thriller
1. Definition
2. Genre Structure
3. Genre Components

Day 02 : Premise
1. Definition
2. Premise Structure
3. Premise Components

Day 03 : Premise vs. Genre
1. Structural Relationship
2. Relationship Between Components
3. Written Exercise A

Day 04: Outline : 8 Movements Method
1. Definition
2. Structure
3. Components
4. Theoretical Integration
5. Constructing the Diagram
6. Execution
7. Written Exercise B

Day 05: Outline vs. Sequence Treatment & Screenplay
1. Theoretical Integration
2. Constructing the Diagram
3. Execution
4. Final Evaluation of the Working Outline

Digital Movie Scriptwriters construct materials and scripts based on
the potentials and limitations of the Science and Technology of the
Digital Movie Industry and Market. Click this website and join

 

10th Sinelab Workshop Series (3rd Edition) Starts October 2008 @ Quezon City

BASIC MATERIAL AND SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

 Special Topics

( Conflict Development and Management Within A Narrative)

( Understanding the Dynamics of the Milieu)

(Strategic Content Planning - Outline Construction)

( Getting The Right Talent For The Specific Character - A Review of The Character Matrix)

(3 Sessions : 2pm-6pm) by Melchor df. Escarcha

ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTION

Producing Low Cost, High Quality Independent Films

(3 Sessions : 2pm-6pm)

by Michael Angelo Dagnalan

 Fee : Php 8,000

Schedule : Saturdays (2pm - 6pm)

 *Tells Us About Yourself In One to Two Pages

 * Workshop Fees Only

*Students are required to finish their short films before graduation

 *Limited slots available ( 5-6 students)

*Only Commited Students will be accepted

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Email Address and Contact Number For Registration and Inquiries sinelab_workshop@yahoo.com / mobile number 09215081060

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For more information / join us

 www.sinelab.blogspot.com

http://sinelab.multiply.com

 www.yahoogroups.com/group/sinelab_workshop

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SINELAB WORKSHOP Write. Produce. Direct. SINELAB is an on-going out of school, alternative mode of educating the Filipino that he is a great storyteller in the moving image media of motion pictures




6th Akira's Nightmare Alternative Animation Basic Animation Material, Outline, Treatment and Script Development and Management is slated for the month of October. Welcome to the participants of (5th Akira).

For Registration: Please indicate full name and contact number mobile phone : 09215081060

This new workshop series will focus on four distinct fields namely;

1. Animation Material Development and Management
2. Animation Beat Outline Development and Management
3. Animation Treatment Development and Management
4. Animation Script Development and Management

The newly improved program will aid animation professionals create commercial animation contents that are within the contemporary sense and sensibility of the general population. For students ( UP, La Salle - St. Benilde, UST and Ateneo) who are about to take up their multimedia-animation thesis projects or are preparing for their thesis projects, the workshop will serve as a tutorial aid in order to augment their needs to finish their respective projects.

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When you edit a material, you may add or substract actions or events in a given material within the parameters  of the  material's content.  But you do not touch the  structure  whic is often referred to as the plot. Thus,  edit means  reducing the  the number  of  sub-characters and sub-stories.

Revise refers to re-constructing the main characters and the main stories. When you do this, the sub-stories and the sub-characters are adjusted in terms of the changes in the main characters or the main stories.  Again, the plot remains the same but the over-all character and main story structures are altered. Rewrite is a major one, in my point of view, because it changes the plot of the material yet the content of the material (characters and stories)  remains the same. 


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SCREWING WITH SCREWBALL COMEDY

By Mel df. Escarcha

 

"Screwball Comedy is a type of comedy prevalent in the 1930s and typified by frenetic actions, wisecracks and sexual relationships as important story elements.  Usually about upper class characters and therefore often involving opulent sets and costumes as visual elements.  Screwball Comedies are highly verbal as opposed to its predecessor, the Slapstick Comedy"

 

You are asked to come up with a material that tackles inequalities in society in terms of gender.   Write a material that is both entertaining and meaningful at the same time.  To top it all, you need to deliver the material in 15 steps, within 15 to 20 sequences, within 30 to 40 minutes television-running time, contained in a television format with four bodies.

  So, what's next?

 

Genre construction is a technique that helps the writer cope with the parameters that are often set by the bureaucratic & non-creative component of any television production team.  As part of the creative component, this technique is effective in identifying the tone of the material as well as the mode of the comedy.  In this case, one can use Screwball Comedy as a means of satisfying the immediate requirements set by the supervising producer & executive producer.

 

In the definition above, Screwball Comedies are entertaining but at the same time sensitive in terms of the prevailing socio-political and economic conditions.  Often, this genre tackles inherent gaps, inequalities and inequities in gender, race, age and socio-economic class using humor as an abstract value in terms of deployment.

 



The use of opulent sets and costumes as well as upper class characters serve as a means to visually entertain the masses.  But at the same time, wisecracks and frenetic actions that reveal inherent anomalies and abnormalities within the upper class gives the masses the opportunity to laugh at the hang ups and stupidity of this socio-economic class which they consider as oppressors.

 

This opportunity is a way to exact an emotional revenge to a class from which the masses feel exploits the inherent economic weakness of their class.  Thus, the laughter is not just a physical expression of delight rather it is an emotional validation that the upper class is not so perfect after all.

 

The same principle holds true whenever the genre tackles gender, race or age.  The oppressed and the oppressor are immediately identified in the equation and from that equation the writer begins to workout the material that seeks to entertain the target audience by sending a meaningful message. 

 




So, next time someone ask you to write a material that tackles inequalities in society in terms of gender, why not try Genre construction and use Screwball Comedy as the template of your material.  It is a clever way of sending a serious message but packaged in a punchline.

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