or How to be creative. A practical guide for filmmakers and storytellers.
This course – divided into weeks – is about how to find ideas. Mainly for films, but it also can be used for storytelling in general and other creative work. It is about learning how to train this muscle, which we call imagination, on a daily basis. At the beginning of each chapter I will give you a short summary and at the end there will be some exercises and some films I would like you to watch – if you don’t know them yet. Take your time, do the exercises, watch as many of the films mentioned as possible. The latter will broaden your horizon and show you, that there are as many possibilities to tell a story when it comes to film than stars in the sky. Without all of them, the exercises and the films, this course makes no sense!
Week 10 – The Sound
Week 11 – Moving Pictures
Week 12 – Objects
Week 13 – The Words
Week 14 – The Human Condition
Week 15 – The Formula
Week 16 – The Short Film Approach
Week 17 – Working with Keyword Lists
Week 18 – Jean-Claude Carrière
Week 19 – Storytelling: 5 essential books
Week 20 – Final Notes