The Art of Dramatic Insight

Dozent: Keith Cunningham

Berlin - 07.10. und 08.10.17 - 2 Tage
With the opportunity to work on your own characters and story - 290,00 €

In English Language!


Have you ever dreamed of creating a rich, complex, and vibrant character like Wiesler in The Lives of Others, Truman in Capote, or Ada in The Piano?

Screenwriters and directors see creating lead characters who are complex, compelling, and charismatic as a Holy Grail of the dramatist’s art.  Bringing these characters to life, on the page and on the screen, demands something more than technique—it demands insight.


The Insight Process

A few writers may be naturally gifted with the genius of dramatic insight into human nature. But, through The Insight Process every writer can develop his or her insight into a powerful creative instrument. The Insight Process makes writing an adventure of ongoing discovery. There are payoffs for the writer, as magnificently complex characters come to life. The character orchestration and the texture of your dramatic writing also become richer and more effective.

The Insight Process is a training for the mind, senses, and imagination that generates ‘Eureka!’ moments in our work, moments of real discovery that result in characters who glow with vibrant life and spontaneity.

This 2-day seminar/workshop is multi-dimensional and very active for participants: it is about developing a powerful instrument to generate dramatic insights - and it is equally about how to integrate our insights into human nature into complex and compelling characters. There will be a series of Internal Software insight exercises, as well as character and story development work, and insightful analyses of some great, complex characters.


Two Very Rich Days

The Art of Dramatic Insight focuses on 5 areas central to discovering and integrating complexity in our characters:

1.   The Insight Process: training your capacity for insight.

2.   Seeing What Is Hidden: paradigms that reveal the hidden sides of characters.

3.   The Entelechy Dimension: paradox and destiny in characters.

4.   The Power of Character Orchestration: the Theory of Illumination

5.   Text and Subtext: Revealing insight dramatically.


The Art of Dramatic Insight workshop is active, engaging, and fun. Veteran writers and directors as well as newcomers will gain from The Insight Process. The process changes writers. You may find new enthusiasm for writing, and for living! While not a story development seminar, you are encouraged to bring characters and stories you are currently working on, as there will be opportunities to apply what you learn to your own work.


Keith Cunningham gilt als einer der renommiertesten Drehbuch-Experten, der viele Filmprojekte in Europe begleitet hat. Sein Standardwerk "The Soul of Screenwriting" erscheint im Oktober 2017 in der deutschen Übersetzung unter dem Titel "Die Seele des Drehbuchschreibens - Die Sechzehn Story- Steps. Über das Schreiben, die dramaturgische Wahrheit und die innere Entwicklung des Autors" im Autorenhaus Verlag.


masterschool-drehbuch dozenten keith-cunninghamAbout the lecturer
Keith Cunningham (born in Philadelphia, PA, USA in 1951) is a global expert in screenwriting, story development, and the transformational power of drama. He began leading professional seminars at the American Film Institute in 1984 with colleague Tom Schlesinger. They went on to work with the Director’s Guild and the Writer’s Guild in Los Angeles and many other institutions.
Since then he has trained thousands of writers, directors, producers, and commissioning editors in hundreds of seminars spanning all aspects of dramatic storytelling, offered from Los Angeles to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Brazil. MORE ...


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Ort: Seminarraum der Master School Drehbuch
Zossener Str. 41, Lofthaus 2. Stock, 10961 Berlin
Bahn: Gneisenaustr. (U7), Mehringdamm (U6, U7)
Das Parken mit Autos/Mopeds/Motorrädern im Hof ist leider nicht möglich.