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Character Mapping Workshop

Published on Monday, 16th December 2013
This free workshop with screenwriting luminary Laurie Hutzler will enable you to create a visual map for your fictional character's emotional journey and your script's dramatic structure.
Are you writing a script or a story? Are your characters fully developed? Do you sometimes find it hard to capture the essence of your characters? Are you a visual thinker?

If you answered 'yes' to any of the above then this Character Mapping workshop from Wildseed Studios could be for you.

The Workshop takes place on Saturday 11th January 2014 at The Arnolfini and is free to attend but booking is essential via Eventbrite.

This workshop with screenwriting luminary Laurie Hutzler will enable you to create a visual map for your fictional character’s emotional journey and your script’s dramatic structure. You’ll probably also generate further plot as a result. You’ll learn how to chart your character’s internal conflicts and emotional transformation – this process takes you deep inside your character.

Devised by Laurie, the’ Character Map’, pulls stories from characters rather than forcing them to conform to arbitrary plot points or story structure beats. This unique, interactive workshop will comprise talks, discussion, presentation, and a constructive analysis by Laurie of a selected character created by a participant.

This is a great workshop for visual thinkers who want to quickly “see” a character’s story arc. The session is practical and helpful and the technique can be applied immediately to any character.  You’ll take away a tool, in six easy-to-use steps, that just might change how you think about story.

Laurie Hutzler has taught this method to some of the largest international media companies, who use it in everyday story development.

About Wildseed Studios

Why are we running it?
We are investors in content, and our mission is to enable new creators (and established creators interested in working in a new way) to do great work, take risks and be creatively brave. We aim to level the playing field for creators seeking investment, through our entirely open submission process, which actively encourages ideas from previously untapped sources.

Our submission process calls for writers of all genres to develop their characters as fully as possible. We see proposals for many projects with detailed descriptions of a ‘world’ or of the plot, but with less attention paid to character, with the result that stories or project proposals often feel a bit out of focus.

We believe that great characters are what enable IP to be platform neutral and agile across media. An audience will follow a great character onto any platform that it appears on.
There are no qualifying criteria for submitting ideas to Wildseed or getting a project commissioned, other than the quality of the project itself, and signing-up to our newsletter, which gives you automatic membership to our creative community. This workshop has an equally open selection criteria – operating on a first come first served basis.