Narrative Frames is a mentorship programme which is part of PRESSPLAY 2017, the National Library Board’s (NLB) annual arts festival for youths and young adults. Narrative Frames combines writing and performing spoken word with the technical and practical ability of making an accompanying video. There are opportunities for the final product to be screened at LASTPLAY, PRESSPLAY’s closing event on March 2017. Participants should have some basic knowledge of poetic forms and also have an interest in visual representations of text. No prior experience in video editing is required.
Participants should own a smart phone with HD video capability. A video-capable DSLR or mirrorless camera is preferred.
About the mentor:
Marc Nair is a poet and photographer from Singapore. He has published six volumes of poetry and has performed spoken word for over ten years in more than ten countries. Marc was the 2015 Writer-In-Residence at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore and is the 2016-17 NTU-NAC National Writer in Residence.
1. Introduction to spoken word
Tuesday, 8 November 2016 7pm-9pm, Make room, library@orchard
2. Writing a poetic ‘monologue’
Thursday, 10 November 2016 7pm-9pm, Make room, library@orchard
3. Basics of mirrorless camera videography and storyboarding:
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 7pm-9pm, Make room, library@orchard
4. All in one: The Smartphone
Thursday, 17 November 2016 7pm-9pm, Make room, library@orchard
5. Day out: Angles
Saturday, 19 November 2016 2pm-5pm, outdoor shoot
6. Day out: Light, shadow and setting
Sunday, 20 November 2016 2pm-5pm, outdoor shoot
7: The Editing Suite
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 7pm-9pm, Make room, library@orchard
Interested and committed participants ages 18-35 are to send the information required below to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title: Narrative Frames application.
Deadline for application closes 30 October 2016. Only shortlisted participants will be contacted.
100 word or less application on why you would like to be part of Narrative Frames:
When: 1 - 30 Oct 2016,