The “Story Structure for Narrative and Documentary Shorts Films” workshop is for anyone involved with documentary and/or narrative filmmaking, as well as different forms of written and recorded media, including journalism. This recording is for creators of all ages, backgrounds and experience level who want to amplify their understanding of how to take ownership of an interview, no matter the subject, and then use those interviews to create a story. During the narrative portion of the class, they discuss three-act structure, character development and go over techniques and tricks to help you work on the plot of your film.
Utilize this shelter-in-place time to brush up on your content creation skills to document your own experiences in this time of social distancing or learn how to conduct and capture a fascinating interview. Together we can capture vast stories of triumph and hardship and every day life in this strange time.
The workshop will was moderated by two award-winning media leaders that will teach a different skill-set across multiple creative fields.
Alexandria Bordas has spent the past eight years as a journalist working in newsrooms across the country – from the mountains of rural Western North Carolina, to the coast of Miami and, most recently, in Santa Rosa. Alexandria brings her strength of storytelling and passion for highlighting the stories of those underrepresented in the media.
Esther Pearl is the founder and Executive Director of Reel Stories. She received her Bachelor’s in Visual Arts from UC San Diego and an MBA in Sustainable Management from The Presidio Graduate School. The majority of Esther’s film career was spent at Pixar Animation Studios where her feature film credits include Academy-Award films including The Incredibles, Wall-e and Monsters, Inc. She has consistently taught a handful of workshops at Reel Stories focused on storytelling and story structure.