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dc.contributor.authorMcVeigh, Margaret
dc.contributor.editorWirth R., Serrati D. and Macedulska K.
dc.description.abstractCinematic storytelling is a unique art form where “the story” goes through the hands of a number of different storytellers in the process of the making of a film. First there’s the screenwriter’s story as written in the script – the blueprint for a film. Second there’s the director’s story and their translation of the script into a vision that informs the work of the production designer, the cinematographer, the lighting designer, the composer and the actors to name a few. Finally there’s the editor’s story and their creation of the final version of the story – what we see on the screen. This is ultimately a version that is built from the many translations of the original script that have been envisioned in the work of all those who have contributed to the film. So how does this process unfold and how does the original narrative inspire all those who work on a film? In 2013 Griffith Film School, Australia, documented a unique film school storytelling project – the making of the short film, Away. In this project staff, students and paid industry professionals came together to make a film under industry conditions. The Making of Away - the documentary about this project, documents the making and telling of this cinematic story by all those involved. This presentation will show clips from both the final film and the documentary about the making of the film to reveal the organic nature of narrative in the filmmaking process and show how one narrative can inspire all those who work on a film. In doing so it unravels the process of cinematic storytelling - but most importantly it shows how it’s still, ‘all about the story’.
dc.publisherInter-Disciplinary Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleStorying Humanity: Narratives of Culture and Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCinema Studies
dc.titleIt's All About the Story: 'The Making of Away' and the Telling of a Cinematic Story
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Queensland College of Art
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMcVeigh, Margaret M.

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