The GYFF Workshop is a full-day event during which students have a chance to learn from and interact with professionals in the film industry as well as film students and teachers from other high schools.
The goal of the workshop is to help the students prepare to make their films not only for the film festival but also in college and beyond.
Our hope is that the students will be encouraged and excited to tell their stories and to learn the technology, the skills, and the power of creative expression.
The Secrets of Storytelling - Randall Dottin
Storytelling Through Screenwriting - Doug Keith
Documentary Story Ideas - Dave Thomas
Crafting the Comedic Character - Sheela Shrinivas
Fundamental Tips of Storytelling - Ginny Somma
* 22 Rules of Storytelling
Telling Stories With Emotion - Matt Spicer
Basics of Screenwriting for TV and Film - Drawing from our own favorite movies and tv shows, we’ll explore what makes a story compelling then discuss how to tell those stories using basic principles of screenplay structure. Watch session HERE<< New text box >>
The Screenplay and Story Arc – Ian Abrams. Click here to view the PowerPoint
from his session.
Lights, Lenses, and the ‘Film Look’ – Pat Ganley & Dave Lamm of
PWPvideo. Pat is Director of Postproduction and Dave is Director of Production. Click
here to view their session.
Audio versus Video – Joe DiVita from Drexel. Click here to view his session.
From Concept to Pre-Production – Tammy Tiehel-Stedman. Tammy is co-producer of the feature film “Slow
Learners” along with Tommy Joyner, Jamie Lokoff, and Brian O’Connor. Watch Tammy’s presentation here.
Documentary - Marty Zied. Marty is Senior Producer for the Paul F.
Harron studios at Drexel University and is currently working on “Voice Messages,” a documentary on the human voice. Watch Marty's Presentation here.
Audio Engineering Workshop – Tommy Joyner, founder of MilkBoy the Studio. Tommy is co-producer of the feature film “Slow Learners” with Tammy Tiehel-Stedman, Jamie Lokoff, and Brian O’Connor.Click here for his presentation.