Videos are now the most effective way to engage your audience and extend your reach. Facebook is rated the most impactful social channel for videos, and videos are six times more likely to be retweeted than photos. There are now four times as many consumers who would watch a video about a product than reading it. A good script is essential in engaging your audience. At this talk, we will also discuss the tips an tricks of making a short video, and the challenges of organising a film festival in Singapore.
1. The Basics of Screenwriting by Lawrence Gray
2. The Tips and Tricks of Making a Short Video, and My Experience as An Indy Producer by Gary Ow
3. Insights into Organising a Film Festival in Singapore by Anthony Chiam
The Basics of Screenwriting by Lawrence Gray
Lawrence Gray will talk about writing for the screen covering the essential documents that the writer needs to know how to write: the proposal, the treatment, and the script. He will talk about the basic three-act structure and how to map out your story in terms of plot points and dramatic tension. And he will explain what happens to your script in the production process: the breakdown, the budgeting, and the final shooting script.
Lawrence Gray has taught screenwriting for many years in numerous places, ranging from London University to the Singapore Media Academy. He was a founder of the London Screenwriters Workshop and the Hong Kong Writers Circle. He has written series episodes for the BBC, Thames TV, Yorkshire TV, Central, and even Mediacorp. He has directed a number of shorts and documentaries, and in 2012 directed an award winning feature film. He also has won the Proverse Prize for Literature and is presently developing an historical drama series with Australian company, Enjoy Entertainment, and a crime series with Indian company, Trikitainment.
The Tips and Tricks of Making a Short Video, and My Experience as An Indy Producer by Gary Ow
Gary Ow will talk the process of producing a short video, how to create a video that will stick in the minds of its viewers and become viral. He will also discuss other aspects such the common mistakes to avoid, and talk about his experience as an independent producer in Singapore.
Gary Ow is a creative entrepreneur with adroit technical wizardry and an absurdist, wacky standup comedy style. He is also, in no particular order, a video director/producer, a screenwriter and a quirky media trainer.
His credits include:
The Vampire Monologues, a play about vampires. (Writer)
Hsien of the Dead, Singapore's first full-length zombie movie (Director, Producer & Writer)
Singapore Stripped, a musical variety show as a sendup love-letter to Singapore. (Writer and Co-Producer)
Insights into Organising a Film Festival in Singapore by Anthony Chiam
Anthony Chiam will discuss the process of organising a film festival in Singapore and the challenges that he has encountered.
Anthony Chiam is a B-Flick movie fan and runs Society for Cult and Underground Movies (SCUM) and organises the Singapore Cult and Underground Film Festival (SCUFF). He has deep industry experience in distribution rights negotiation and independent movie screenings.