Storytelling for Visual Media
This weekend workshop is packed with practical tools in the art and science of storytelling for visual media. It teaches powerful storytelling techniques with experiential exercises that can be applied to both fiction and nonfiction scripts. We will explore the elements of compelling fiction and nonfiction through film analysis. Other topics include: unlocking strong characters and plot points, crafting compelling dialogue, the essentials of building a strong story arc, and getting the best from your interview subjects. Bring your own ideas for fiction and nonfiction scripts, or learn how to discover new stories from the world around you.
About the Instructor:
Dara Padwo-Audick is a seasoned media professional with over 25 years of experience across a variety of genres in the media landscape. As President of Creative Strategies Media LLC, a media consulting company, and Enlightened Media LLC, a film production company, Dara’s genuine passion for telling impactful stories has taken her around the globe. As a veteran filmmaker, Dara has written, produced, and directed many programs and series for such networks as Animal Planet, CBS, Discovery Channel, Discovery HD Theater, Discovery Kids, ESPN, Fox, Home and Garden Television, Lifetime Television, Military Channel, National Geographic Channel, Outdoor Life Channel, PBS and Science Channel. As an educator, mentor, and dedicated life-long learner, Dara has embraced her work as adjunct professor at American University and is a devoted teacher to people of all ages in a variety of non-university classrooms.