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Cinematic Storytelling: A Masterclass by Adam Booth

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Laura's House

South Boulder (Exact location will be sent to ticketholders)

Boulder, CO 80305

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Since the 1890s, the motion picture has grown as a force in storytelling but few oral tellers use the techniques of this medium. What can we learn from film? This masterclass introduces tellers to advanced elements of storytelling culled from cinematic techniques. We will focus on diegetic cognition, framing, sound, and the “other” senses. Come prepared to work and explore how filmic components contribute to top-notch telling.

This masterclass is perfect for members of Rocky Mountain Storytelling, Spellbinders, and anyone with a desire to deepen their storytelling craft.

If you want to see Adam perform, be sure to come to the house concert on the same day at the same location, 7-9 p.m. Tickets for the house concert are available at this link!

Please note: There are cats in this house, though they will not be present during the workshop. Exact address will be sent to ticketholders a week before the workshop. Those attending both the workshop and the house concert later that evening are invited to stay in between for a potluck supper. (Those who are willing and able will be pressed into service arranging chairs for the house concert.)

Adam Booth's storytelling blends traditional folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. His original cinematic style, both humorous and touching, is influenced by generations of diverse storytellers from West Virginia. His telling appearances have included Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center (three times), New Voice at the National Storytelling Festival, Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, resident at the Banff (Alberta) Spoken Word program, multiple events in twenty-three states, and collaborations with the West Virginia Dance Company, Goose Route Dance Company, Frederick Chorale, and Hagerstown Choral Arts Society. Equally at home as a teller and educator, his research and presentations have included the Berea Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship, the National Academy of Medicine, Ghost Ranch, the National Storytelling Conference, the Appalachian Studies Association Conference, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Voices from the Misty Mountains summer seminars and institute. He is a member of the Recording Academy and his stories and recordings have been honored with a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, two Parents' Choice Silver Honors, four Storytelling World Awards and Honors, the NSN's J.J. Reneaux Mentorship Grant, and four West Virginia Liars’ Contest wins. He teaches Appalachian studies at Shepherd University and is the founding director of the Speak Story Series. Adam is most at home sharing stories and music with the next generation of listeners and tellers throughout Appalachia.

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Laura's House

South Boulder (Exact location will be sent to ticketholders)

Boulder, CO 80305

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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