Storymaking: The Master Class
The Intensive Weekend Story Seminar
As we move through a step-by-step journey from the inspiration to the final draft, James will provide an in-depth look at all the essential story principles, including the essence of story - that without which there would be no story; the creative unconscious source of our creativity; and the story model that contains the hidden story structures all great stories have in common.
These hidden structures are extremely powerful and are the reason some great stories defy time and remain active and relevant for hundreds and even thousands of years. James will show you how to tap into these hidden structures to create great stories that make a powerful psychological connection, are enduring and have universal appeal.
You will also discover in this seminar:
- How to create Visual Story Metaphors, Compelling Genres and Narrative Structures that will make your story truly unique, and the High Concept Great Ideas (and Log-lines) that will be talked about, generate excitement and compel the right people to get involved.
- How to create Charismatic Characters and Intriguing Plots, Outstanding Heroes and Antiheroes, Memorable Scenes and Great Dialogue, Magic Objects, Passion, Terror, and Suspense.
- Plus how to use the Six Essential Creative Techniques and the most effective and dramatic use of the Complications, Crisis, Climax and Resolution of the Dominant Plot.
James will also thoroughly analyze many of today's most powerful and successful stories and films, and will give you a preview of his upcoming new book: Cracking the Story Code, a work in progress -- and much much more.
With this new deeper understanding of story there will be no limit to the power and art that can be created through your work.
The Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel
12825 Ventura Blvd.,
Studio City, CA 91604
10am - 6pm (BOTH DAYS)
As seen in Script Magazine:
"10. James Bonnet's Storymaking " So, no, this isn't an online course, but James Bonnet is too strong of a screenwriting education resource to ignore. Having spent the past twenty years as a sort of screenwriting mystic, Bonnet has been hard at work unraveling the inner workings of successful stories and spitting out inspired theories on 'story alchemy' and the origin of story. Bonnet has taught these secrets to hungry students for years and now has two seminars on the horizon, one in Los Angeles and one in Nans Sous Sainte Anne, France. Both writing classes give students the opportunity to hear an expanded take on Bonnet's story tome "Stealing Fire from the Gods" and sharpen their screenwriting blades for battle. More details can be found on his site, which is itself a useful resource."
-"Top Nine Online Screenwriting Courses (Plus One)" by Andrew Gnerre
What others say about Bonnet's seminar and book:
“Employing psychological theory and his own hard-won insights, James Bonnet demystifies the magic of creative storytelling. Stealing Fire from the Gods is intelligent and fascinating.” - Robert Crais, New York Times Best-Selling Novelist
“My advice to aspiring writers is simple: Read this book. There are some real pearls here.” - Billy Ray, screenwriter of Hunger Games, Flight Plan, Hart's War
"Anyone who is interested in structuring feeling and thought into words and story will find Stealing Fire stimulating and worthwhile. I recommend it." - Elliott Gould, Actor, Academy Award Nominee
"James Bonnet’s tools will jump-start and intrigue you. Your connection to your craft will deepen, and your horizons will expand." - Raymond Singer, screenwriter Disney's Mulan
"Challenging and provocative." - David Rintels, Emmy, Writers Guild and Peabody Award Winning Writer, Producer
“Stealing Fire from the Gods is a book that needs to be read and reread and a seminar of great value to all writers.” - Gene Hines, original Writer, Producer of Cliffhanger
- Date available: 05/27/2014
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Meet the Author: James Bonnet
James Bonnet is an internationally known writer and story consultant. Elected twice to the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, he has written or acted in more than forty television shows and features. He created the role of James Roosevelt in the Tony Award winning hit Broadway show, Sunrise at Campobello, and received his first professional writing job at 23. Recently he was honored with a Writer’s Guild of America award for his writing contribution to the hit television series, Barney Miller. His book has been taught in university courses around the world and is having a major impact on writers in all media.