SCREEN TALES @ QDOS ARTS is brought to by the team behind LORNE FILM and the recent cult classic, THE UNLIT - shot in beautiful LORNE.
SCREEN TALES is ideal for aspiring storytellers and/or screenwriters - and most importantly - anyone who LOVES FILM
SCREEN TALES is interactive - participants will be developing an original screen idea and WRITING
Film is entertainment - SCREEN TALES respects and honours this - it will be FUN
SCREEN TALES draws on classic, renowned texts including, ARISTOTLE, JOSEPH CAMPBELL, CARL JUNG, ROBERT MCKEE
You will leave with the knowledge of how a screenplay is built - along with a SYNOPSIS of your own creating - and an understanding of why stories on screen work
Where do stories comes from and why are they important?
An examination into the history of storytelling and the role it plays in shaping the collective consciousness.
You will begin forming an original idea for your own screen story.
What makes a screenplay?
An examination of the classic three-act structure and how stories come to the screen through the building of a screenplay.
You will apply these principles to your original idea formed in SESSION 1.
How do the forces of antagonism drive a story forward?
An examination of protagonist vs antagonist - and the various forms they take.
You will recognise the hero and villain in your story, along with what it is they want.
What is a character?
An examination into the definition and purpose of characters. Includes analysis of Carl Jung’s theories on the origin of archetypes.
You will recognise the archetypes in your story and the role they play.
The Hero's Journey - where does it begin and end?
Analysis of several theories on screenwriting - The Hero's Journey vs Save the Cat.
You will deepen your understanding of the journey your hero is undertaking.
How do screenwriters write?
A close look at the screenwriter’s habits and the tools used to create a screenplay.
You will use your story idea to create a SYNOPSIS - ready to build into your TREATMENT and/or SCREENPLAY.
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.
SCREEN TALES was developed and is facilitated, by DARREN MARKEY.
Darren was writer/associate producer on THE UNLIT and is writer/producer on LORNE FILM's upcoming feature film MAGPIE.
Darren has over 10 years experience as a trainer. He has an engaging delivery style with a focus on entertainment.
LUCY BEST is an experienced performer/writer/producer and is associate producer on the upcoming feature film, MAGPIE.
Lucy regularly presents and facilitates events in the arts and not-for-profit sectors.
Lucy and Darren, share a passion for quality storytelling. Their emphasis for SCREEN TALES is on entertainment that informs - along with excellent hospitality.
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‘Ominous…clever…the writing shone…great acting. Powerful…absorbing.'
Qdos Treehouses Eco Art Retreats for two. When your soul needs a little stillness.
Each treehouse is a Japanese haven reflecting the aesthetic of its creator Graeme Wilkie, a ceramicist and sculptor. Set in an inspiring sculpture garden with towering Eucalyptus, the 5 treehouses feature bespoke furniture, paintings and ceramics from the Qdos Arts studio.
Beautifully appointed with ensuites and Japanese style sitting areas, you will not want to leave your private sundeck, with only the music of nature to soothe your soul. Breakfast is included and served daily in the Qdos Arts Cafe, with eggs from our chooks and poached fruit and greens from our kitchen garden.
Afterwards enjoy the art gallery, explore the garden, enjoy a walk in the bush, or take a 15 minute stroll into town and the beach. Our goal is your total wellbeing and rejuvenation in this eco kind haven.
NOTE: QDOS accom is not included in SCREEN TALES fees.