Scenes: A Collage Approach to Narrative Making [Chris Abani]
We are often made to think that stories come to us in a chronological order, but they often do not. Stories are scenes held together by powerful transitional moments. Most of us, consciously or not, have come to narrative through the moving image and as such tend to collage but are often working against our own intuitive nature. In this workshop we will learn what a scene is, how successful scenes are built, how they operate and how they work in conjunction and in isolation. We will learn, analyze, practice and workshop. Workshop is part seminar, part generational and part discussion. Come with computers, pen and paper and an open mind.