Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
6:00 pm (Melbourne time / AEDT - convert to your timezone?)

Writers' Night School

Writers’ Night School: Screenwriting for the YouTube Generation

This event has already finished!

From Lena Denham to The Bondi Hipsters, tomorrow’s “Creative Geniuses” and “Voices of their Generation” will be discovered through their fully sick web series. Learning the fundamentals of online storytelling is a great way to kickstart your filmmaking career by giving you the tools to create a web series that works. This is classical storytelling refaaahshioned for the YouTube generation. Character. Concept. Plot. Audience. These aren’t just random words, they’re the building blocks of great stories.

Join Jon Dalgaard, co-creator of moderately funny web series BedHead, as he walks through the ins-and-outs of storytelling for the web.

Over the course of two jam-packed sessions:

– learn the fundamentals of concept, character, structure, and genre and how these relate to writing for the web

– learn the key tools of effective episodic storytelling which pulls an audience in and keeps them hooked to the end

– learn how to pinpoint your audience and acquire strategies for releasing your series

– Examine the different ways to maximise career outcomes, and maybe even getting paid.


PLEASE  NOTE: THIS EVENT IS IN TWO PARTS. The first class runs February 11th, and the second runs on February 18th. You need only buy one ticket, it is valid for both events.

How do I attend this event?

Writers' Night School events take place in the form of intimate videochats with festival artists, capped strictly at 8 places. Audience members participate from home using their own computers and webcams.

Event times are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time.
(Convert to your timezone)

Artists in this event:

Jon Dalgaard
Jon Dalgaard is the co-creator of web series BedHead. Selected to be part of the ABC’s FreshBlood initiative, BedHead has since garnered over 100,000 views across YouTube and iView.
Currently Jon is developing series for television with the ABC and Cartoon Network Studios.
As a script assessor and development consultant, Jon has worked with companies such as Lionsgate, StudioCanal, eOne, and many others.
Jon is an AFTRS screenwriting graduate.