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Learn to Write a Video Short Story

Learn to Write a Video Short Story


Literal Magazine with the kind support of Poets & Writers presents its upcoming workshop: Learn to Write a Video Short Story, presented by Patricia Gras, 25 year Emmy award winning author and video journalist.

April 5, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Bristol Club House
3350 McCue
Houston TX, 77056

Video is quickly becoming a popular visual element used to engage audiences on websites and blogs, as an embedded element in social media and within video channels. Videos enhance a story, showcase a product, describe a concept, or generate a call to action. Video use is exploding with 201.4 billion videos viewed online each month. This intensive full day workshop is a complete immersion into the creative process of adapting a short story into video storytelling. This is a beginner and basic video production. Participants will learn how to adapt a short story into film, receive hands on training on how to write a shoot script, shoot it and the essential elements of a good story. Emmy award winning author and journalist Patricia Gras will share techniques on how to make your video storytelling effective.


You will:

• Learn storyboarding and techniques for developing short stories into viable projects.


• Learn adaptation techinques from literature to video


• Use and understand the functionality of a video camera and DSLR to shoot high quality images. (Note: There will be no video editing in this class.)



  •   Bring your own video camera with charged batteries.


  •   The short story you love the most (ex. iPad, notebook, laptop…)


  •  Proficiency in English (All instruction is delivered in English)


Registration Fee: $25

Student Fee: $10 (Pay at door)

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Posted: March 3, 2014 at 10:24 pm

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Mary Wilson at 3:09 pm

    I am bringing my iphone & ipad! Looking forward to learning how to create videos- I would love to have my own ‘v-log’.

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