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Brooklyn Brainery presents Movie Appreciation: Understanding the Craft behind the Movie Magic ($10)

Mar 24, 2015 @ 4:15 pm - 7:15 pm

| $10

Take a look under the cinematic hood and see how the motion picture engine runs. We discuss how the following four crafts are woven together to create the power of movies:

Screenwriting – Blueprint for a Movie
Acting – Breathing life into Characters
Camera – Directing Visual Stories
Editing – Putting the Puzzle Together

You will learn various terminology and gain insight into the creative processes for screenwriting, acting, editing and camera choices. We’ll explore how in a well-crafted film these four elements synergize to create a sum larger than the parts.

Everyone will watch a preselected movie in advance. During the workshop, we watch a selected scene from the chosen flick. We then dissect and discuss the four key aspects of writing, acting, editing and camera/ lighting choices. We then move on to another scene and so on.

Plus, Jeremy asks several trivia questions about the selected movie throughout each workshop. Whoever comes out ahead wins a FREE drink ticket!

Whether you’re a newbie movie fan or seasoned cinephile, this workshop is a fun chance to learn more about what goes into the craft of moviemaking. Join other cinema enthusiasts for an entertaining and enlightening conversation about the magic that is the movies!

Jeremy Wechter is a filmmaker, screenwriter, theater director and script consultant. He wrote and directed the supernatural horror feature movie EVIL ALIVE. Jeremy has taught at New York Film Academy (NYFA), 3rd Ward Art Center, The Cinema School and Gotham Writers Workshop. He co-wrote and directed the Off-Broadway Musical Comedy “Little House on the Ferry.” Jeremy has also directed a number of plays for various NYC theaters including Center Stage, The Barlow Theater, Arts for All and The American Theatre of Actors. In addition, Jeremy has written screenplay coverage for companies including Goldcrest Films, Killer Films and Scriptapalooza script coverage service. And Jeremy offers a screenplay consulting and development service called Script Weaver. Jeremy attended both the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and New York University Film School, Tisch School of the Arts where he received his degree in Film and Video.