WORKSHOPS AT THE OKLAHOMA HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

August 12, 2010 | Filed Under Film Festivals 

WRITERS WORKSHOP:
Writing the Horror Screenplay
Everyone has an idea for a horror movie, but the one that’s going to get produced and distributed will hold the viewer from beginning to end.  This workshop will cover the elements of a successful horror screenplay for the various sub-genres.

FILMMAKERS WORKSHOP:
The Biggest Challenges To Your Film: The Evil Twins of Funding and Distribution
You have a brilliant idea.  All you have to do is get it down on paper and then get volunteer crew and cast, right? Even if everyone works for free, have you calculated what food and lodging costs for 20 people for 20 days?  You have a great DP that will cut his costs by 90%.  You have great post-production houses that will cut their rates by 67% because they believe in your project.  Now with all your tons of savings, you only need $150,000.  How do filmmakers come up with this money?  And once you’ve spent all that money and have a great film made, how do you get a distribution deal to get your money back and maybe put a buck in your pocket?

FILMMAKERS & WRITERS PANEL:

What Filmmakers Can Learn From Graphic Novelists To Improve Their Storytelling
Filmmaking is abbreviated storytelling as the story must be advanced to conclusion within 90-120 minutes. Filmmakers and screenwriters sometimes stumble over the advancement of a story chronologically without it dragging.  Have you ever noticed how quickly graphic novels advance their stories panel by panel with much of what happens in between implied?  Learn some of the tricks of the trade to streamline the story and grab your audience by the throat.
FILMMAKERS AND WRITERS WORKSHOP:
Aren’t Horror Elements And Thriller Elements Pretty Much The Same?
SILENCE OF THE LAMBS won “Best Horror Movie Of The Year” by one horror group and is listed as one of the best thrillers of all times.  Exactly what are the different elements which separate horror from thrillers in films, and what can you borrow from one genre to make your other genre piece better.

PARANORMAL RESEARCH WORKSHOP:

Paranormal investigations are currently popular in the film and TV industry. Have you ever wondered what truly occurs in a claimed haunted house or how different a real paranormal investigation is from Hollywood? Tulsa Ghost Investigators (Founded in 2003) will help you understand the real world of paranormal research. Whether you’re a believer or skeptic, past and present findings will be presented and open for review. All opinions are welcome. The workshop will also include demonstrations of necessary field equipment, experimental equipment, investigation protocols, team experiences and also, how you can get involved.

FILMMAKERS WORKSHOP: You have a brilliant idea.  All you have to do is get it down on paper and then get volunteer crew and cast, right? Even if everyone works for free, have you calculated what food and lodging costs for 20 people for 20 days?  You have a great DP that will cut his costs by 90%.  You have great post-production houses that will cut their rates by 67% because they believe in your project.  Now with all your tons of savings, you only need $150,000.  How do filmmakers come up with this money?  And once you’ve spent all that money and have a great film made, how do you get a distribution deal to get your money back and maybe put a buck in your pocket?Filmmaking is abbreviated storytelling as the story must be advanced to conclusion within 90-120 minutes. Filmmakers and screenwriters sometimes stumble over the advancement of a story chronologically without it dragging.  Have you ever noticed how quickly graphic novels advance their stories panel by panel with much of what happens in between implied?  Learn some of the tricks of the trade to streamline the story and grab your audience by the throat.

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS won “Best Horror Movie Of The Year” by one horror group and is listed as one of the best thrillers of all times.  Exactly what are the different elements which separate horror from thrillers in films, and what can you borrow from one genre to make your other genre piece better.

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