Tag Archives: narrative

StoryLab Cuba 2017 Workshop

Unfortunately, the StoryLab Cuba Workshop for 2017 has had to be cancelled. Erik Knudsen is hoping to run the workshop again in November 2018. The StoryLab Cuba 2016 Workshop was a special workshop. During the Workshop period, Fidel Castro died and the country was in mourning. This was an experience for all the participants and […]

Story Lab Cuba 2014

I’ve just returned from delivering my Story Lab Cuba 2014 workshop at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in Cuba and am very pleased with how it went. I had a wonderful group of participants, all experienced in film or related fields such as journalism, with an age range from 25 years old to […]

The Raven On The Jetty – Vlog 28 & 29: Final Thoughts

Almost on the eve of the first preview screening of The Raven On The Jetty for cast and crew – and almost exactly a year after the first of the Vlogs for this project – Mark Duggan talks to Erik Knudsen about his new film. Erik reflects on the the aims of the project, the approach […]

Animations for The Raven On The Jetty

Yesterday, we took delivery of a series of animation clips which will form part of a tablet game that the main character, Thomas, plays in Erik Knudsen’s film, The Raven On The Jetty. Commissioned from Brooksby Melton College, the work formed a live brief assignment for HND Animation students at the College. We supplied them […]

Back Stories and Sub-plots

A first draft of the screenplay for The Raven On The Jetty simply poured out of me and it now exists! I don’t know how. I think, in part this is because I spent a lot of time prior to starting the script reflecting on the theme, visualising moments and actions and then planning out […]

The Day Thomas Learned To Speak I

I thought I would share on a regular basis progress on my forthcoming film that currently has the working title, The Day Thomas Learned To Speak. I hope to share with you the whole process right through to completion and distribution, whether it fails or succeeds. This is something completely new for me; an experiment […]

A Universe of Stories

 ‘The Universe is made of stories, not atoms’. (Muriel Rukeyser) ‘Every picture tells a story’. So the saying goes. Whether it be Einstein telling a story in order to explain his theory of gravity, an African elder teaching children about the history of their people, Brazilian miners sitting in a bar reflecting on a day’s […]

Silence in The Silent Accomplice

I thought I would share a few brief thoughts on the silence in my film, The Silent Accomplice. Silence is here not thought of as silent film, where the scenes and actions would naturally have dialogue but that these are not heard, but silence here means natural moments in the narrative where dialogue would be […]