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Scriptwriting Workshop

Scriptwriting workshop in the framework of the project „Jeder kann schreiben“ – Imagefilm der Schreibwerkstatt Marzahn hold by Renate Zimmermann with the participants of the Schreibwerkstatt (creative writing workshop) in Marzahn Berlin.

The group was presented with basic concepts of dramaturgy such as theme, ideas and structure. Furthermore, we talked about the importance of audio in the conceptualisation of a video and how often it is the sound even more then the video, that gives the dramaturgical structure to the audiovisual content. In addition, in a group exercise, the participants have been put from the perspective of the viewers and make a list of fundamental questions which helped them in developing the content of the video. After this step the group have been introduce to the most important elements that a filmmaker has in her/his hand for the production of a video such as images, voice off, dialogues, music, fades, captions, speed change etc. Finally, practical issue for the organisation of a video production have been listed. Among others how to divide the team during the shoot, what’s the tasks of each role, which equipment every role needs and a general list of item, which should not be forgotten during the day of the shooting.