Philly Film — 08 August 2012 » Written by
Short Film Writing Workshop at MindSpot August 15

On Wednesday, August 15, Cinedelphia contributor David Greenberg will host a workshop on the basics of writing a short film at the newly-opened workshop outlet MindSpot.

“I started this venture because I am a teacher and I have also tried to be a life long learner,” said MindSpot founder Connie Rea, wife of Philadelphia Inquirer critic Steven Rea.  “It is sometimes difficult for me, and others I’m sure, to commit to the time and money that taking a class can often involve.  MindSpot has had four successful classes so far with very diverse attendees.  People who had never written and preformed a story will be telling their true life tales at the next TELL ME A STORY event at Shot Tower Coffee August 15th at 7PM.  Others sang for the first time during the SING OUT LOUISE class and have decided to pursue further lessons.  The print class gave people a chance to make art in a safe and informal setting.  I’m excited for the future of MindSpot.”

About the short film workshop:
Just as poems differ from novels, short films differ from feature films. Shorts are an art form in their own right. Shorts allow filmmakers an opportunity to approach character and story in a way that often does not work in feature films  “How To Write A Short Film” is an examination of screenwriting as it applies to short films, a crash course in understanding the process of making an effective piece that both exploits the uniqueness of the form and avoids the pitfalls that many, many filmmakers encounter.

MindSpot Mission Statement:
MindSpot offers a fun and innovative learning experience for adults.  Through discussion, demonstration and hands-on activities, classes are taught by experts or amateur enthusiasts in a wide and diverse range of topics.  Our workshops are intended to enhance specific skills or knowledge through intellectual interaction, creative processes, technical training and informal discussion.  Classes don’t require a long-term commitment of time and they are affordable.

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Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He's served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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