4-Week: The Cinematography of Fiction (Zoom)

$205.00 Members
$230.00 Non-members


We who love the visual immediacy of film, the way it’s right there in front of you, often struggle to match that live action and acting in our prose. How to make words on the page as dynamic and scenically alive as film is the challenge this seminar will take on: we'll study film and fiction scenes to learn how to make our characters start “acting” and engaging with the stage, and how to use dialogue, silence and music to create tension and advance our plots.

This workshop will focus on in-class analysis of readings and films clips read and watched at home. Short lectures and discussions of craft will be part of this analysis. As many film clips as possible will be provided to participants through YouTube; others will be available on Netflix; and in certain cases participants may be asked to rent a movie that will be available on Amazon or most likely through a local library. Some short at-home writing exercises will be assigned which students will have the opportunity to share at the end of class, for some light critique and feedback.

Please note: This course will skip the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and run through December 15. 

Instructor: Daniel Levine Learn More


Nov 17, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 24, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmDec 01, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmDec 08, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmDec 15, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pm