One of the greatest investments you'll ever make in your filmmaking career won't be in gear. It'll be in your ability to tell stories.
Story is everything, so learning how to tell one is arguably the most important thing you can do as a filmmaker. Aimed to help you do just that is an intensive workshop lead by PLVisuals and Pennylane Productions filmmaker Adam Forgione called Unleash Your Inner Storyteller, a three month workshop series that is hitting 27 U.S. and Canadian cities. It will teach filmmakers not only how to tell better stories, but also how to run a successful video production studio.
Adam didn't attend film school. In fact, he has risen through the filmmaking ranks without the benefit of formal training or education, successfully building an impressive list of elite clients like Time Warner, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Cole Haan, RØDE, and more. It's from this extensive corporate and commercial experience that Adam will teach participants how to tell stronger stories, improve their businesses, and acquire and retain $5K-$50K per year clients.
Unleash Your Inner Storyteller is made up of Classroom Sessions and Master Sessions that are designed for every kind of filmmaker, regardless of level of professional experience. Sessions cover integral storytelling lessons and key elements of filmmaking, including remedial topics like understanding story structure and editing basics, as well as advanced topics like business and sales strategies and business philosophy.
The Master Classes go a little more in-depth with all-day interactive classes that include demos, explanations, and discussions about mastering interviews, lighting techniques, capturing audio correctly, working with stabilizers, deconstructing films, and the role of the director. So, it doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a seasoned vet, Adam has something he can teach you about your craft:
I don’t just cover production and post-production. I also cover pre-production and the business side. Those are the 4 pillars of my entire workshop. And the business side is huge. How to find the work. How to work with clients. How to build long-term relationships. It’s about making a living, not just learning the craft.
Another great aspect of the workshop is something indie filmmakers will certainly be happy about -- it's affordable. The Classroom Session costs $85 and the all-day Master Class is $225. However if you want to attend both, you can purchase a Golden Ticket for $250, which not only gives you access to both days of classes, but extras like a digital download of the workshop ($149 value). Tickets for Unleash Your Inner Storyteller are on sale now. The first 30 people that register for Golden Tickets in each city receive a $50 LensProToGo Gift Credit, so be sure to sign up now!
Adam has partnered with Adobe, LensPro ToGo, Pelican Case, RØDE, LaCie, and Songfreedom for a great giveaway that anybody can enter and everybody’s a winner. Every entry receives a free commercial music license from Songfreedom. Here's a breakdown of all that's included in "Adam's Gear Kit", a giveaway that'll go to one lucky winner:
- Adobe Creative Cloud 1 Year License
- LensPro ToGo $50 Gear Credit
- Pelican Case 1510
- RØDELink Wireless Kit
- LaCie 4TB Rugged Raid
- **Every entry receives a free commercial license for Dream City Orchestra from Songfreedom ($200 Value).
You can enter by clicking here.