The devil is in the details, and never is that more true than in the movies. The single most important building block to a successful screenplay is a scene, so in this workshop we will explore how to write a great one. We will discuss how to give each scene a strong arc, making sure that it pushes the overall story forward, while revealing character through action and dialogues. We will discuss how to deal with exposition, character descriptions, action, formatting and finally how to write believable and entertaining dialogues. Participants will workshop scenes from their projects, learning what makes a scene great and what to do to make it even better.
The workshop runs for 5 weeks, two hours per session.
- Tuesday, February 12, 7:00-9:00pm
- Tuesday, February 19, 7:00-9:00pm
- Tuesday, February 26, 7:00-9:00pm
- Tuesday, March 5, 7:00-9:00pm
- Tuesday, March 12, 7:00-9:00pm
Wiebke von Carolsfeld is a Montreal-based filmmaker. Her directorial debut Marion Bridge (introducing Ellen Page) won many awards including Best First Feature at TIFF and Sudbury, inclusion in Canada’s Top 10, and a nomination for Best Direction from the DGC. Since, Wiebke wrote and directed Walk With Us, STAY, (a Canadian/Irish co-production), and The Saver, which received nominations from the CSA, DGC, WGC, AIFF, winning among others Best Screenplay from the Chlotrudis Society. Wiebke has edited many feature films (Eisenstein (Genie Award Nomination), The Five Senses, Fugitive Pieces etc), works as a script analyst as well as editor, and has taught classes on screenwriting, filmmaking and the creative process in general (Bates College, QWF, York University, WIFT Atlantic, scriptEast/Poland et al).
See all her film credits on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0902092/