A professional script development program created to offer unique support for Czech filmmakers with feature film in development who believe in team work and the importance of script consultancy.
The creative teams work on the development of their scripts within intensive individual consultations with tutors Gyula Gazdag, Franz Rodenkirchen and the guest tutor. The creative atmosphere is supported by the discussion at the „roundtable“, enhancing the knowledge and skills connected to the processes occurring during scriptwriting.
A script is written few times, in three basic steps to be exact: the first step is the actual writing with all its rewritings, what follows is the cinematic adaptation that within includes the integration of the cinematic elements: locations, casting, mise-en–scene, framing. It is essentially a visual conception and therefore an adaptation of the written to the given limitations. The third and last step is editing where the script is written or rewritten again, this is the moment of letting go in order to find the story yet again.
Step 1: Writing
Finding the right story and putting it on paper is about passion, an idea, inner urge, motivation and answering the crucial WHY!
Step 2: Shooting and preparation
Visualization of the written is about using the full potential of the cinematic form, an imperative step of the film-making process.
Step 3: Editing
The process of letting go and allowing the footage to take reign! Accepting what’s on the screen versus what was on the paper is essential to this stage, because in reality the script after the passage through the three stages, this is in case everything is done properly and studiously, is always bigger/should be bigger than what is written!
Creative discussion for all the team members to discover and explore the right and functional storytelling motivations, to help formulate the basic inner creative instincts, and to help navigate in the pool of creative ideas.
Creative discussion for all the team members to help find the effective balance in the creative team with an outline of functional processes than make the creative collaboration successful.
Individual script consultations for two guest projects led by tutor David Pope.