So the good folks at Portland’s Attic Institute have invited me to teach a class this fall, and as I have some time on my hands and have always enjoyed teaching, I’ve agreed to dip a toe back into the world of pedagogy.
The class is called “Reading Film, Writing Film,” and it’s intended as both an introduction to watching movies critically and a writing workshop. We will look at scenes from a variety of movies, discuss what we see and how we see it, and then we will write about it in a variety of genres of students’ choosing: reviews, narrative, journals/diaries, and so on. And then we will discuss what we’ve written and work on editing and refining it. It’s not a screenwriting class, though I imagine that screenwriters will find some worth in it. Rather, it’s a class in seeing critically and honing the ability to write about the experience.
Questions? Ask in the comments and I’ll get back to you.