A TWO-DAY WORKSHOP ON THE ART OF STORYTELLING FOR SCREEN

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Brought to you by the people behind LORNE FILM 2019 and the upcoming cult classic, THE UNLIT - SCREEN TALES @ QDOS ARTS will be a rollicking two days featuring great food and wine, excellent people - and an entertaining examination into the art and craft of storytelling for the screen. 


SCREEN TALES is hands-on, so participants will be writing and creating - with all materials supplied. The only thing participants will be asked to provide are three examples of films they know and love - and a willingness to create and write!


SCREEN TALES is held in the epicentre of the vibrant Lorne Arts scene that is the world class QDOS ARTS - set amongst towering eucalypts and the stillness of its famous sculpture park and Monet style pond.


Don't miss out on this unique event as spots are very limited!


NOVEMBER 16 - 17

9:00AM - 4:00PM

QDOS ARTS

ALLENVALE ROAD, LORNE


$595  - including morning tea and lunch /wine both days


SCREEN TALES @ QDOS ARTS - TELL YOUR STORY...


See tab below for bookings.

WHO...

If you love film - and if you love storytelling - SCREEN TALES is for you - from beginners to seasoned professionals!


Ideal for film lovers, aspiring screenwriters and critics, or those simply wanting to increase their knowledge of the craft, SCREEN TALES examines through practise the meaning, structure, and telling of a primeval art increasingly relevant in a contemporary world. 

WHAT...

SCREEN TALES  provides you with a greater understanding of what makes a film story work - or not!


Through examination of existing films, including titles such as BLADE RUNNER, AMERICAN BEAUTY, TAXI DRIVER, THE GODFATHER, FINDING NEMO, ROCKY, STAR WARS, JAWS, and more, you will recognise the structure and components necessary to a complete film story.


You will also be privy to behind the scenes development of LORNE FILM's next feature film project!

HOW...

SCREEN TALES provides you with an understanding of the practise of contemporary storytelling, placing the art in the context of a modern world and the habits of screenwriters.

 

During SCREEN TALES you will complete several practical written exercises – identifying structure, archetypes, dialogue, forces of antagonism etc. in film samples you have provided! 


You will receive extensive written notes summarising the learning materials.

day 1 - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16

WHAT IS STORY?

  

Where do stories come from and why are they important? 


An examination into the history of story-telling and the role it plays in shaping the collective consciousness.

STORY ON SCREEN

  

What makes a screenplay? 


An examination of the classic three-act structure, discussing the concept of the screenplay and how stories come to the screen through the building of a screenplay. 

GOOD VS EVIL

  

An examination of protagonist vs antagonist. 


How the forces of antagonism drive a story forward. Who is our Hero – and what do they want?

DAY 2 - SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17

ARCHETYPES ON SCREEN

  

What is a character? 


The role of characters in conveying a screen story. Examines orchestration of characters and role of archetypes, and Carl Jung’s theories on the origin of archetypes.

JOURNEY ON SCREEN

  

An examination and comparison of popular theories on story structure. 


The Hero’s Journey – where does it begin and end? Analysis of several theories on screenwriting – The Hero’s Journey vs Save the Cat.

THE TOOLS OF SCREENWRITING

  

How do screenwriters write? 


Discussion around the screenwriter’s habits and the tools used to create a screenplay. The role of dialogue and the deadly art of exposition.

MORNING TEA AND LUNCH @ QDOS

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QDOS CAFE provides outstanding hospitality coupled with delicious food.  All meals are lovingly prepared by the highest qualified culinary professionals using only the freshest of local produce.


On both days you will enjoy a themed, buffet-style lunch with wine, as well as a scrumptious morning tea.

DARREN MARKEY - LORNE FILM

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The founder and director of LORNE FILM, Darren has written, directed, produced and acted in some 13 stage productions with his 2001 production of THE WATCH IN THE WINDOW earning critical acclaim from the national press. 


Darren worked alongside renowned Australian actor Diane Cilento and Academy Award winner Tony Shaffer as Resident Director at Karnak Playhouse, Far North Queensland. Not long after he completed his first screenplay, LILLY - and travelled to Hollywood where he got lost in a giant martini somewhere on Sunset...

 

Darren’s supernatural thriller script, THE TUTOR, recently did the rounds at Cannes and is slated for production in 2020. Darren was writer and associate producer on the feature supernatural thriller, THE UNLIT – due for release in 2019.


A trainer with over ten years experience, Darren's emphasis is on keeping participants engaged and entertained, with a style that resonates with those he trains. He loves all things film and strives to share this passion with those around him - ensuring a quality experience.


And he is the funniest person he has met...

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QDOS TREEHOUSES


STRICTLY: A TWO PERSON POLICY


Reclusive accommodation for two, private sundeck & ensuite, within an inspiring sculpture garden. Just a short stroll to town and beach.


If you need stillness!


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If you have an innate reverence for the ordinary things like forest, stone, wood and love for simplicity with the harmony of the natural world.

Or you need a haven for a weary soul in the natural tranquillity of the Otway Ranges with only the Music of nature. Qdos Tree House accommodation is the treat you need!

Close to nature the Traveller’s Inn with all things down to minute detail an aesthetic delight. Luxury with a ‘Near to nature’ harmony. Our sole desire is the guests well being.

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La Perouse is a short walk from QDOS Arts.


4 unique rooms, kitchen-garden, ocean views and the Great Ocean Road to explore.


Small but perfectly formed the building’s architectural details feature timber inside and out to give a coastal feel. 

The garden is a work of love and the kitchen, complete with library provide a variety of private spaces to chat, read a book or just relax.  


Or you can just sit and watch the ever changing scenery from your private terrace.

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Rooms include classic, deluxe and a small suite. Each room has been individually designed with all the little touches that make you feel at home. 


As proud patrons of creativity, we feature original works made by Australian artists throughout the hotel. Many of the bowls & cups used in our kitchen are hand made with love by Australian potters Suzanne Bellamy and Graeme Wilkie. We have been collecting the work of Suzanne Bellamy for decades, you will find her bowls, paintings and sculptures on display for your enjoyment. 

early bird - la perouse

Book your room early for SCREEN TALES @ QDOS ARTS and receive a 15% discount.


To take advantage simply enter the promotional code FILM15 at the top of the LA PEROUSE bookings page.


Or contact LA PEROUSE directly for a twin share option. 

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