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Learn the fundamentals of directing fiction films – from pre-production to working with actors and more – with an experienced director as your guide. During this eight-week, Level 1 course you’ll learn how to assemble your crew, work with actors, and translate work from script-to-screen by directing and filming a scene. Sessions include presentation and discussion, interactive exercises, and a case study with an Advisor from the Sundance network. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.
Learn the foundational elements of writing a screenplay for a feature film, with an accomplished screenwriter as your guide. During this eight-week, Level 1 course, you will develop a new script idea into an outline that can be used to write your first draft. Sessions include presentation and discussion, interactive exercises, and a writing workshop with a renowned Advisor from the Sundance network. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.
Learn how to give shape and form to the outline/treatment you created in Screenwriting Level 1 with an experienced screenwriter as your guide. During this eight-week, Level 2 course, you will continue to develop your outline and create a working draft of the first act of your screenplay. Sessions include presentations, interactive exercises, discussions of your works-in-progress, and a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project. Eligibility Requirement: Completion of Sundance Co//ab Screenwriting Level 1 course or completion of at least one feature screenplay as the writer.
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In preparation for next year’s 75th anniversary of the World War II atomic bombings in Japan, I interviewed my grandfather, a 92 year old Japanese American “hibakusha”, about the day the bomb dropped in Hiroshima. At the time, he was a US citizen studying at the Hiroshima Engineering Technical College.
“Hibakusha” is the Japanese word that has come to describe the survivors of the atomic bombs. And though the term is today most commonly associated with Japanese people, it includes a diverse community of Japanese Americans, Koreans, American POWs, and other minorities who were living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the bombs exploded.
The "hibakusha" community is shrinking. And due to a lack of representation in mainstream media, oral histories of non-native Japanese “hibakusha” like my grandfather are particularly at risk of disappearing from history.
Directed by Jared Namba and Sazzy GourleyProduced by Jared Namba and Sazzy GourleyEdited by Jared Namba and Sazzy GourleyFeaturing Wataru Namba
Archival Footage:Local Identifier: 434.565National Archives Identifier: 88397Catalog: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/88397
Music:Dreams Become Real by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500027Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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A Los Angeles native, John Lopez has covered film and the arts for Grantland, Vanity Fair online and Bloomberg Business Week. His short Plan B, starring Randall Park and Rosa Salazar, was a finalist in the NBC Short Cuts Film festival.
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