Story Narrative as a Process
Introduction to Narratology
Narrative Cues: Role of Narrative Cues and Audience Perception
Why is it important for a screen writer to be aware of the process?
Session 2: (3 hrs)
Anatomy of a Screenplay
Scene, Sequence, Set-piece
Identifying your story’s theme
It’s all about the structure
Introduction to Classic Screenplay Structures
Hero’s journey, structure in main-stream so-called commercial movies in Tamil, etc.
Constructing a Scene: Importance of, and creating dramatic Tension in scenes.
Session 3: (1.5 hrs)
1. Descriptions, definitions and usage of various terms
2. Character names, Scene headings, Montage, series of shots, camera directions, parenthesis, Intercut with, voice over, action lines, etc.
3. Commonly made mistakes.
Session 4: (1 hr)
Introduction to some time-tested narrative strategies.
Three Cs of mainstream story-telling & other hacks for first timers.
How to approach short-film scripts.
Beyond the Workshop.
Write your own screenplay and other exercises.
Organiser: Lakshmi Parkavi
Venue: @4/10, Mayor Chitti Babu Street, Spur Tank Road, Chetpet, Chennai – 31.