Non-Degree / Dates: 29 July-2 August 2019

We invite you to discover Tallinn and form your impressions into storytelling, comics and illustrations. During the week you will receive a quick introduction about basic rules and practice of storytelling, comics, illustration. The course will employ hands-on learning and each participant will create their own story with comics or illustration.

Why this course?

  • This course develops your self-expression, creativity and innovative storytelling skills.

Teacher(s)

Veiko Vaatmann, MA Film, Scriptwriting

Joonas Sildre, BA Graphic Design, MA Student of Digital Learning Games

Schedule

Monday 

10.00 – 14.15

Screenplay format(s) and writing software; a good story well told; building a step-outline.

Basics of narrative and dramaturgy: character, catalysis, outer conflict (and suspense), climax (and catharsis).

Tuesday

10.00 – 14.15

Character development, trauma, dilemma, theme and (moral) meaning.

Dramatic irony, situational irony, irony of fate.

Wednesday 

10.00 – 14.15

Humor.  Dialogue. Orchestration. Metaphor.

Comics and Illustration: Character design. Drawing without drawing. Quick tasks / Developing
your own story.

14.30 – 16.30

Drawing and cut-out animation and editing.

Thursday 

10.00 – 14.15

Storytelling specifics in comics. Theory and practice. / Developing
your own story.

14.30 – 16.30

Sand animation and editing.

Friday

10.00 – 14.15

Environment design and composition. / Developing your own story.

Important: No preliminary drawing skills needed!

Participants

The course is open to all people with an interest in the ways of different creative expressions and how to create and illustrate a story. No previous experience is required.

Credit points

1 ECTS