Renowned Game Writer Running Classes in SA
The Writers' Guild of South Africa (WGSA) has announced two-day classes in Johannesburg and Cape Town in September with the renowned David S. Freeman from L.A. Freeman is a scriptwriter in the video games and movie industries.
Freeman has been involved in writing scripts for Crysis 2, Tomb Raider: Underworld and a host of other games. His workshop has been so popular that even Mike Morhaime (from Blizzard), David Jaffe (God of War) and other well-known writers have attended. He has even taught executives and writers that were involved with the Lord of the Rings films.
Here's more from the WGSA on the event:
"You’ll learn 200 proven techniques to:
1. Create memorable, psychologically complex characters;
2. Write dialogue which captures characters’ unique voices and emotional depth;
3. Sculpt scenes which audiences will never forget; and
4. Brainstorm riveting plots which are tightly tied to the emotional growth of your characters.
“David's workshop has been taken by the writers, directors, and executives behind "Good Will Hunting," “Twilight,” “X-Men: First Class,” “Twilight,” “Sling Blade,” “The Wedding Singer,” “Kick-Ass,” "Law and Order," "The Simpsons," "Total Recall," "E.R.," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," “Legally Blonde,” “Meet The Fockers,” "12 Monkeys," "The X-Files," "King of the Hill," "Star Trek: Voyager" "Saturday Night Live," and many, many other films and TV shows.
“A working writer, David has written or developed projects which have been set up at Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures, MGM, Castle Rock, New Line Cinema, and may other studios and companies. David is also interested in interactive storytelling, and wrote “Creating Emotion in Games,” which has helped change the game industry in America. He has worked as a writer and narrative designer on games for Activision, Electronic Arts, 2K Games, Ubisoft, and other publishers.”
Check out the links www.freemangames.com and www.beyondstructure.com.
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