I was happy to teach creative storytelling tools for both documentaries and fictional films to students of the Institute for East European Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, this month. In the workshop, SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN and STORIES WE TELL taught us how question-answer patterns draw the audience in and thrill us with tension. It was a lot of fun to run my creative exercises about the power of contrast, the Magic of Misappropriation and Missing Sundays with the students.
Thank you, master students of the East European Studies Project Seminar for the great time with you! I hope you make amazing short documentaries about East European topics. Let's stay in touch.