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Screenwriting: How to Set Yourself Up for Success in a Visual Medium

The screenplay is the backbone of narrative visual storytelling. Directors can direct phenomenally, actors can act their hearts out, and cinematographers can effectively capture the world but without a proper script supporting them, it will all inevitably fall short. In this workshop we will discuss how screenwriting is an incredibly powerful storytelling medium and how to effectively write a story that will eventually be translated from the page to the screen. Topics will include narrative structure, visual metaphor, theme, dialogue, formatting and so much more!

Gordon Mihan

Gordon Mihan is a Fredericton-based screenwriter and film director. He has produced and directed several festival-screened short films across Canada. His most recent short film Unofficial Selection won the Audience Choice Award at the 2019 Silver Wave Film Festival and his previous short film Coached was broadcast on the CBC as part of the 5th season of the Reel East Coast, now available on CBC Gem. Gordon is a member of the NB Film Co-op.


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