CREATING FEAR IN FILMS - WORKSHOP
Fear is a fundamental emotion.
Almost all genres require some level of fear or threat.
Some of our best-loved film memories involve frightening characters, scary moods and shocking moments.
At some level, it seems, we need cinema to terrify us.
So it follows that many genres - not just horror, but also thrillers, crime stories, war films, and others - must deliver fear in a variety of convincing ways.
But what is fear, exactly? Why do people want (or need) to be scared?
And how can we successfully weave fear into powerful stories?
The workshop will answer these questions, illustrating its concepts with some carefully-chosen clips.
Stimulating exercises will help you master the ideas and apply them to your own work.
Making and breaking patterns:
Understanding how human beings see the world in terms of patterns is a crucial step to creating powerful emotional and psychological effects in narratives.
Using this and other ideas as jumping-off points, we'll:
Analyse the concept of fear.
Detail its various levels and types (shock, repulsion, horror, terror, suspense).
Explore the deep psychology behind the things that scare us.
Demonstrate how to build fear into narratives in ways that really work.
Give you the tools you need to create frightening characters and disturbing atmospheres.
Answer the basic question - why do we want to be scared?
Does it perhaps do us some good?
And if so - how?
New Prospect House
8 Leake Street
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DATE AND TIME
Friday December 6
Registration - 10.00am
Workshop - 10.15am - 5.30pm
FOR FURTHER DETAILS
Phone: 0208 455 6166
Standard Price: £95
Concessions: £85 *
BECTU members £75
EVENT CAPACITY 12
* we offer a lower rate to all concession holders, and to members of these affiliated organisations. If you are a member of one of these, please book at the concessionary rate and show your membership card to the course tutor at registration.
Email or phone: 020 8455 6166
Ian Long is an experienced screenwriter, script editor and story consultant.