e-MOTE Storytelling Workshop 2011

e-MOTE Storytelling Workshops

4 workshop slots:
3 July 2010: 9.00am – 1.20pm & 2.00pm – 6.20pm
10 July 2010: 9.00am – 1.20pm & 2.00pm – 6.20pm

Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies

Each school may allow a maximum of two teachers and six students (per category) to sign up for the workshops. As seats are limited, slots are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and at the discretion of the organizers.

For a copy of the registration form, please click here. Interested participants can also sign up by sending an email to sisf@bookcouncil.sg, giving the participants’ names, email addresses, name of school and preferred workshop slot.

* Contestants are not required to attend the workshops in order to participate in the contest. These workshops are value added activities to enhance the digital storytelling experience.

In the CONTENT POD, participants will discover the Experience/Memory/Observation TEchnique (e-MOTE). Using this technique, participants can create characters, build story structure and ultimately tell an absorbing and convincing story. Storytelling is about translating emotions from one person to another and EMOTE was formulated to provide the simplest and most effective way for participants to “emote” their stories through this competition

In the TECHNOLOGY POD, participants will get hands-on experience with tools for digital audio and video recording and also be made aware of avenues and techniques to get their digital stories exhibited internationally for free.

About the Facilitators:

Ms. Mélanie Morrissette
Mélanie Morrissette has done a minor in Études Cinématographique at the University of Montréal, a Bachelor in Fine Arts specialising in Film Production and a Master degree in Film Studies at the Concordia University. Before coming to Singapore, she taught Canadian and American cinema as well as French. She also worked for the Fantasia Film Festival that is based in Montreal. Mélanie, who founded SG New Wave, won the Academic Teaching Award in 2007 and is the Section Head of Screen Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies.

Mr. Adrian Lim
Adrian graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Posted to Canberra Secondary, Adrian rose to the ranks to become Cluster Art Co-ordinator, taking care of 16 secondary school’s IT infusion in art program. Talent spotted by MDA for an overseas scholarship to Chapman University, USA, Adrian returned to Singapore with an MFA in film production (directing). Using his knowledge from his Hollywood mentors John Badham (Saturday Night Fever) and David Ward (The Sting, When Harry met Sally), Adrian is doing what he loves most-teaching films and making them! His first feature is in the works with writers from Hollywood and he is a lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies.

Ms. Sharon Phuah
Sharon has produced several short films, three of which were scripted during her Advanced Diploma in Film Production course at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Her 35mm graduation thesis film The Postal Rule had been selected and screened at several international film festivals as well as the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film festival in France (2004). It won the Organisation Prize at the 32nd Algarve International Film Festival in Portugal (2004).

Mr. Leslie Tan
Leslie is a writer, director and producer with more than 10 years of experience in the film and television industry in Singapore and abroad. His credits include MediaCorp dramas CHASE and Shooting Stars, Media Development Authority-funded telemovie Love Under Covers, National Geographic Channel documentary Gerbil Plague and MTV Asia’s international concert series, The Art of Mixing, just to name a few. He most recently also scripted for MediaCorp sitcom Calefare. Leslie is a lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies where he teaches Storytelling and Producing.

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