Nigerian filmmaker and entrepreneur Chris Ihidero is set to hold the 2nd edition of his creative master class series, ‘Story Story’. The free three-day workshop holds from the 30th May – 1st June 2016 at the British Council, Ikoyi.
The last edition of the workshop, which held in October 2015, saw participants taken through a wide range of storytelling techniques including the creation of African stories that sell, how to ride on the current social media wave with respect to storytelling, and developing the business side of the art.
The aim of the workshop is to help creative practitioners who are already telling stories through their various platforms to be better writers and also an effort to help young and established writers; producers and directors improve on a skill that’s essential in a lot of ways.
Ihidero remarked that, “I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the first edition and I’m really looking forward to this edition and I know it will be truly inspirational. My passion for film and filmmaking and my knowledge of what it takes to tell a story visually, combined with the expertise of other resource persons we are inviting this time, will further enrich the practical, fundamental elements of the second edition of the workshop”
The workshop will empower a class of thirty-five (35) participants, following a rigorous selection process.
With inspiring film examples, practical exercises, and analysis of participants’ own work, the workshop is set to give participants all they need.
The attendees will be trained in multidimensional communication skills of converting key messages into stories and exploring the power of the narrative.
Chris Ihidero’s ‘Story Story’ Masterclass will also feature a faculty of established and respected creative professionals which includes Nkiru Njoku, Femi Ogunsanwo, Emmanuel Uduma, Ayeni Adekunle and many more.
Entries for this edition are now open and interested participants can submit their articles on the website Storystory.ng
All completed entries, including a statement of interest, must be returned for further screening and selection of the final 35 workshop participants on or before Friday 20th of May 2016.
ABOUT ‘STORY STORY’
Chris Ihidero’s Story Story is an intervention capacity development workshop series that will help professionals in the Nigerian creative industry reawaken their ability to tell better stories, accurately by highlighting engaging principles that make a story alluring to the audience.
ABOUT CHRIS IHIDERO
Chris is a member of Raindance Academy, the UK’s biggest independent filmmaking body, Chris Ihidero has participated in story Master classes facilitated by Hollywood’s top script/story consultant and author of the classic Anatomy of Story, John Truby. For 8 years, Chris Ihidero worked closely with and was trained by the late Nollywood icon, Amaka Igwe.
Chris Ihidero has produced and directed over 100 hours of television drama. In 2015, he produced the globally recognised MTVShuga Series 4. He’s currently the Head Writer of Africa Magic’s latest drama, HUSH. He has been telling stories professionally for over 19 years. His first short film, Big Daddy, has over 450, 000 views on YouTube and was nominated for 9 awards in 2012, including AMAA Awards and AMVCA. In 2013 UNESCO, commissioned him to make a short film on HIV and young people, It Happened to Me. Chris Ihidero is passionate about positively impacting the Nigerian creative industry with appropriate skills and development capacities.