Fall 2012 Classes begin at Lakewood

09/08/2012

Lakewood classes in performing and visual arts begin the week of Sept. 17th. Sign up early to secure your spot!

LAKEWOOD THEATRE COMPANY
offers new classes for the fall term


Lakewood Theatre Company at Lakewood Center for the Arts announces its fall term of classes for visual and performing arts.beginning the week of September 17th.

Two new and very unique classes of note begin Thursday, September 20

  • INSIDE OUT: VISUAL STORYTELLING FOR TEENS and
  • WRITING MOVIES: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE. Instructors are film and graphic industry veterans Mark Fearing and Randall Jahnson.


INSIDE OUT: AWESOME VISUAL STORYTELLING FOR TEENS.
Picture books, comics, graphic novels, animation, video games, and film - what do they have in common?  All tell their stories visually.  Illustrator/author Mark Fearing and screenwriter Randall Jahnson are combining their decades of professional experience to focus on the core skills necessary to make entertaining stories for visual media.  Young artists, writers, and directors will learn character development and depiction, narrative structure, and how to create drama using dynamic images as they adapt a classic story into a script and storyboard.  Drawing skills are not necessary but imagination is!
The six-week session Sept. 20 - Oct 25 is designed for students ages 13-18 $150 and meets Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 at Lakewood Center. Cost for the class is $150

WRITING MOVIES: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE with Randall Jahnson.
Everyone has a story to tell - and most see it as a movie.  But for the story in your head to become one on the screen, some heavy lifting has to occur:  writing the screenplay.
This 6-week course focuses on the basics of writing a dynamic and entertaining script.  Topics include formatting, story conception and structure, character development, and the essence of drama:  conflict and its resolution.  Students will apply their skills to two short assignments.  Screenwriting software is recommended. Geared for ages 12-18, Thursdays, September 20 - October 25, 7:00-8:30 and the fee is $150.

The instructors:
Randall Jahnson has been a working screenwriter for more than 26 years. Among his film credits are Dudes, The Doors, The Mask of Zorro, Sunset Strip, and episodes of the HBO cable series, Tales from the Crypt. He has worked closely with such filmmaking talent as Steven Spielberg, Jonathan Demme, Alec Baldwin among others. He also wrote the epic Western video game, Gun, which was voted Best Story at the 2005 IGN Video Game Awards.

Mark Fearing has been production manager for Walt Disney Television Animation, art director for Sony Online Entertainment and a creative director of new media for Pearson Television. Along the ways he's also worked as a graphic designer for Apple Computer, Microsoft and Adobe and writes and draws award winning picture books and graphic novels. His newest graphic novel, Earthling! was just released by Chronicle Books.

Click here to see a listing of the many other youth and adult classes offered in the fall term.

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