Fictional Realities: Bringing the Imagination to the Practice of Documentary: A
During our workshop, we will each create a character that represents a composite of our real and imaginary self. Through a series of writing prompts that will evoke a multitude of responses, each participant will write a brief diary of things he or she has experienced in the neighborhood around UnionDocs or elsewhere in NYC. For example, we will each write a confession for an emotional crime our character has committed. We will then describe the crime while the character looks out the window at the cityâs landscape. After completing this pen and paper phase of the workshop, we will go outside to shoot from the perspective of our character. After shooting, we will put the material into an open repository from which any one of us could take material.
We encourage workshop participants to bring a camera of any kind that can record a moving image. Even cell phone cameras are okay. If you donât have a camera, we will provide a shared one for the group. In addition to the art-making side of the workshop, Lynne will also present related films and short fiction pieces.
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