After a lunch session, the next Masterclass to start was on “The Power of Story

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It was great to have quick chat with friends already in the field of drama, films production. Had the opportunity for a brief conversation with Taran Adarsh, on “how to become a critic”.

The masterclass started with introduction done by Taran Adarsh.  Anuraadha Tewari  is a Mumbai-based Indian writer and film director, working for the last 18 years in the Hindi film industry and most known for co-writing screenplay of films like, Fashion (2008), Jail (2010), and Heroine (2012). Fashion won her a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Screenplay as well nominations in the Screen and IIFA awards that year.

There are Three elements of a Story:

  • Character (who has a goal? what do they want?)
  • Plot (3-act structure. Who is your character? what does he/she wants?)
  • Structure (how do you want to tell your story)

People watch movies for art, but also for hope.

A story is always linear. A flashback is the beginnnig. Each phase/each act has its own phase of drama going on.

A screenplay is not.

  • A story is born out of your desire to create.
  • Once you arrive at the heart of the story, and figured invisible threads together, you get a vision doc.
  • from there on , you get the actual writing. the log line: the goal and the conflict
  • you get into the character part. central character – who takes the story forward.

Writers need nurturing.

Comprehension (how do you comprehend things?)

Beauty of Cinema: one is an artist and a technician.

Personally, the masterclass session was interactive, unlike all the other sessions.  Anuradha had a great charisma, intelligence, spirituality, making reference to Buddhist philosophy (compassion, Kōsen-rufu)

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At the end of the sessions, had the chance to visit the SVICC main hall, where preparations were goign on for the Award Ceremony

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It was a great day spent with masterclass delivered of good quality. Looking forward catching up same in 2019.

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