LPW Workshops Online: TV Adverts Creative Boost
This three-week course will use well-known adverts from television as a way into understanding the essential techniques of storytelling. The best TV ads showcase complex characters, watertight dramatic structure, and heart-warming moments of empathy all in under a minute’s screen time. By analysing a number of the best ads from the best few years we will make discoveries about storytelling that will benefit writers in any medium. All that time on the sofa this lockdown may not have been wasted after all!
Who’s it for: Writers at any stage who are in need of a creative energiser.
Date & Time: Three week course, Saturday April 10th, 17th, 24th 10am-12pm
Cost: £26 members/ £39 non members (not a member yet? Sign up here)
Freddie Machin is a playwright and screenwriter. Based on his play of the same title, Freddie wrote the feature film Chicken, which got its UK cinema release in May 2016. Mark Kermode included it in his best films of that year for the Guardian newspaper, and it received its network premiere on FilmFour.
Freddie’s other plays include: The Real Estate, Candy Cansino Checks In (Italia Conti), Nailhouse (Old Red Lion), Winston on the Run (Edinburgh Fringe & UK Tour), The Revenge of Martha G. (Chichester Festival Theatre), Don’t Waste Your Bullets on the Dead (Vault Festival), Chicken (Southwark Playhouse).