Coffee/tea at 8.45
9.00 gather at 11th floor
Where we meet: ROTTERDAM UNIVERSITY / HOOGENSCHOOL ROTTERDAM
9.15 – 10.00
I love water, climate and cities
Joep Jansen author of the book ‘Living with the Mekong’. Storytelling expert.
The ingredients of my story in Bangladesh
- main character
Niels van den Berge
As storytellers, we are enabling people to escape poverty.
Wrap up the first sketching impressions in groups
Working in groups at top floor location of Rotterdam University using wacom and digital pens.
Tanja Hess, Andreas Mädler, Carmen Wenger are your coaches.
12.30 -13.30 lunch
Afternoon till 16.15 working in the city. 16.15 program goes on at Rotterdam University
QUESTIONS TO ASK TODAY WHEN YOU GO OUT TO YOUR LOCATIONS TO SKETCH
- When you go out for the second day: Scout situations with feelings.
- Scoop everyday situations with a little humour, interesting people or poetic situations.
- Look for stories with a small obstacle.
- Give context by drawing, writing or adding collage or even a song text …
- Always involve feelings because naked facts are not very attracting.
- And visualize facts. Confront both of them.
Always think in terms of a story: what would you tell later about what you have seen in the city while sketching?
- Think about your viewpoint. The eye level tells about your position as an observer. Make a link to your audience, include your audience.
- Focus on what people are working. Or scout scenes with repetition and tell a story over a certain time.
- Charge and enrich your story with emotions that you can locate in the situation. Let your audience feel your feelings while telling your story with the pencil.
- Catch the everyday stories that are around you. Do not look for the extremes, they may be misunderstood.
- Do not eyeball, always ask and note questions. Maybe directly into the sketch.
Stories, and above all hero journeys, are built upon things to “take home” – keep this always in mind.
What are the ingredients of your stories if you tell the story later on.
What is your take home?
Bring back: at least 30 sketches from your location. Establishing shots and details, people and objects, feelings and fact, typography and phantasy …
16.15 – 16.30
Thomas Hodel, HTW Chur
16.30 – 17.30 wrap up of the day by a desktop exhibition