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Portland: Visual Storytelling with Clark Kohanek
February 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Visual Storytelling with Clark Kohanek
This meeting is Tuesday, February 5th at our new location: The First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Portland (1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205).
Writers employ story structures, plot designs and character arcs to explore, examine and reveal their creations. Directors, Art Directors and Cinematographers use similar tools that parallel these structures, designs and arcs, to express their vision. We’ll examine aspects of their craft as it pertains to writing and explore the psychological dimensions of symbol, analogy and metaphor in relation to visual subtext, in context, to content.
About Clark Kohanek
Clark Kohanek is a freelance illustrator, storyboard artist, writer and director. Clark has worked for a variety of advertising agencies, production companies and studios over the last 22 years. (i.e. Weiden&Kennedy, Universal Studios, Anonymous Content, Dark Horse, Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer, Tim Robbins, Bryan Singer to name a few.) Clark’s 2012 micro-budget sci-fi film called CONTAINED opened a door to 20th Century Fox – Bad Hat Harry, which paved the way for action sci-fi THE 37TH PARALLEL, an elevator pitch that turned into a 2015 studio pitch tour to SONY, DREAMWORKS, UNIVERSAL, LEGENDARY, LIONSGATE, MGM, to name a few. Clark recently completed – JUNKIES – an animated horror-comedy being pitched to Sony later this month. Clark currently works and lives in Portland, Oregon though travels teaching visual storytelling and screenwriting workshops at various writing conferences throughout the year.
This meeting is free to members of Willamette Writers and full time students under 25, and $5 for guests, including MeetUp guests.
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