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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Write Your Life: Inside Out

Autobiographic stories are powerful. There is nothing quite like hearing a story directly from the person who experienced it.

 

But the process of writing or telling autobiographical stories comes with its own unique challenges. Since the story is already ‘written’ (i.e., it already happened) the central question is how do you tell the story?  How do you want to engage your listener or reader? How do you want to portray your protagonist (which happens to be you)? Can you take your reader or listener on an emotional journey that replicates the experience you had when the event happened?

 

In this presentation, master storyteller, Mark W. Travis will take you deep inside the process of crafting your own autobiographical story. Did you know you have the choice of two narrators and that each narrator gives the audience a different experience? Did you know that the voices in your head are some of the most powerful characters you may ever write? Did you know that you can expand and compress time to generate more authentic emotions in your story?

 

Join Mark W. Travis for this fascinating exploration of how we can bring more life, intrigue, engagement, and drama anytime we chose to tell a personal story.

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INSTRUCTOR: MARK W. TRAVIS

MARK W. TRAVIS is regarded by Hollywood and independent film professionals internationally as the world’s leading teacher and consultant on the art and craft of film directing. He is known as “the director’s director.” Fueled by the desire to generate organic and authentic performances in an instant, Mark developed his revolutionary Travis Technique over a span of 40 years. Not limited to filmmakers, The Travis Technique has proven to be an essential set of tools for all storytellers, writers, novelists, directors and actors.

Mark Travis has impacted filmmakers worldwide. He has served on the faculty of the University of Television and Film in Munich, Germany (HFF); The Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam, Netherlands; and the Asia Pacific Screen Lab, hosted by Griffith Film School in Brisbane, Australia.

Mark Travis has taught at many internationally acclaimed film schools and institutions, including Pixar University, American Film Institute, UCLA Film School, FAS Screen Training Ireland, NISS – Nordisk Institutt for Scene og Studio (Norway), Odessa International Film Festival (Ukraine), CILECT – The International Association of Film and Television Schools, and the Asia Pacific Screen Lab (hosted by Griffith University Film School, Brisbane, Australia).

Amazing Weekend

For Writers In All

Medium of Story