In this one-day seminar, Nigel Levy will share his unique approach to fixing stories. By exploring story at its most fundamental structural level, it will give participants the security to recognise and fix story issues – from development to problems in the edit. Issues such as: Why does the story run out of steam? Why do we have to remake the opening over and over again? How can we produce a satisfying ending? Why does it seem like a list and not a story? How can we make this story work at feature length – and what exactly is missing? What does it mean when the chronology of events doesn’t seem to match the story you are trying to tell? Why does this just feel wrong?
Nigel’s approach is based on the latest theories in story analysis. Using before and after samples from multiple examples of his work, this seminar will cover:
These are fundamental insights that can help any story that you are working on, in any genre. From commissioning editors watching a cut that just isn’t working to pitching an idea, these concepts will give a security in understanding story that will stay with your throughout your career.
This one-day course is aimed at producers and directors, executive producers and commissioning editors seeking to enhance their storytelling and problem-solving skills.
Please apply online by Thursday, June 6th at 12:00 pm attaching a current CV with your application. For further details please email Críona Sexton at firstname.lastname@example.org