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Masterclass: Brenda Chapman – Developing Story & Character

Brenda Chapman will teach you how to tell your story by drawing on your own life experiences
September 17, 2022
}9:30 am
One-time
In-person
Yaletown Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Regular: $125 // Groups (10+): $112.50

IN THE BEGINNING, THERE WERE STORIES
This exceptional class offers a rare and exciting opportunity to learn from one of the industry’s top storytellers. In this masterclass, Chapman will take attendees on her journey, the lessons she learned, and teach how to find one’s own story and characters.

OVERVIEW
In this masterclass, Brenda Chapman will teach you how to tell your story by drawing on your own life experiences.

Session 1
BRENDA’S LIFE IN ANIMATION
Chapman discusses her 37-year career in animation through some of the stories and characters that she worked on, and the animator giants who influenced her.

Session 2
IN THE BEGINNING, THERE WERE STORIES
Seeing yourself as a storyteller. Thinking outside the proverbial box and breaking the same-proverbial rules may be what you need to bring your unique voice to a story… and to do that, you need to know the fundamentals of story. Chapman will discuss the basics of story and how they allow you to know what you’re doing when you start breaking the rules.

Session 3
DEVELOPING PERSONAL EXPERIENCES
Chapman discusses how she used her personal experiences and inspiration to enrich the films on which she worked. Chapman will look at the pros and cons of how to use personal experiences to develop into stories or enhance an already existing one.

Session 4
BUILDING CHARACTERS
Developing characters is an important part of storytelling. Your protagonist and secondary characters can carry the story for you, but only if you know them inside-out, and give them the tools and depth they need to do so. This final lesson explores the process of character development.

Admission includes GST and online transaction fees.

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