Writing Visually | FiLMLaB Workshop With Randall Jahnson

Writing Visually FiLMLab Workshop with Randall JahnsonWriting Visually FiLMLaB Workshop with Randall Jahnson

Are you ready for part two of our FiLMLaB workshop series?

Then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you are a novelist or a screenwriter, writing visually is an important technique to have in your writer’s toolbox.

When you are writing for short films, like the Willamette Writers FiLMLaB Contest, writing visually can make or break your seven page script. Screenwriter and FiLMLaB Mentor-In-Chief Randall Jahnson explains the techniques and tricks of writing visually that will help you economize language while layering meaning, power and subtext into your work.

Get ready to work! This workshop will be fun, informative, and full of tips and tricks to make your writing shine.

Writing Visually FiLMLaB Workshop

February 13th, 2016
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Robinwood Station, West Linn
$25 members | $35 nonmembers


Upcoming Workshop

Stay tuned for our final FiLMLaB workshop on March 5th. We’ll feature former FiLMLaB directors, Christopher Alley (’12/’13), Martin Vavra (’14), and Michael Parisien (’15).

More About Randall Jahnson

Randall Jahnson is a freelance screenwriter, film director, and teacher active in a variety of media.

His feature credits include The Doors (as “J. Randal Johnson”), DudesThe Mask of Zorro, and Sunset Strip, plus episodes of the HBO cable TV series Tales from the Crypt.

He also wrote Gun, an epic Western video game, which was voted Best Story at the 2005 IGN Video Game Awards.

In the pioneering days of MTV, Jahnson directed videos for recording artists such as rocker-raconteur Henry Rollins, punk iconoclasts Black Flag, singer-songwriter Stan Ridgway, and the legendary Minutemen.

Drawing from his decades of professional experience, Jahnson teaches privately in the Portland, Oregon area. He conducts individual critiques as well. Find out more about Randall at our next workshop!


Ruth Witteried

Ruth Witteried

As Visual Media Director, Ruth Witteried works with all programs based in the visual arts, including screenwriting and film production. As Executive Director of the FiLMLaB competition and project, she produced the 2012 FiLMLaB short, Alis Volat Propriis, winner of the 2013 OIFF Best Comedic Short; 2013′s Coffee.Table.Book.; 2014's Unwelcome Guests, and in 2015, The Return of Bug Eyed Bill. She acted as Film Coordinator for the Willamette Writers Conference from 2011-2013 and occasionally teaches screenwriting at Clark College. She currently is Executive Director of Willamette Writers' FiLMLaB. You can follow her on Twitter @sityourassdown1 or Facebook at FiLMLaB. Contact her. (visualmedia@willamettewriters.org)