DIRECTOR'S WORKSHOP BY GUIDO CHIESA
Are there rules about filmaking? And therefore is it possible to teach directing?
It may seem bizarre but I do not think there are absolute rules in the world of cinema, although I think it is possible to teach directing. The starting point is not the searchimng for rules, it is just a matter of working on the text, the communication of meaning.
Ėjzenštejn wrote: "The method exists. But there is a trouble: it is not from preconceived methodological positions that could born something. And a storm of creative energy. If not ruled by a method, produces even less":
SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOP BY LARA FREMDER
"Any discipline can help to write: logic, mathematics, theology and, most of all, drawing. Anything that can help you to see, anything that could inspire to look. The writer sould never be ashamed of starting at things. There is nothing that shouldn't require your attention":
Great Flannery O'Connor!
We will start from her, from this great American writer, from her words that will become a glance, our own glance.
We'll talk about screenwriting through observing that is around us, atarting at everything to find out the story.
There are no technical writings, there is writing and there are stories to tell.
And then there is the cinema. Of course.