The Thinking Like A Film Director workshop is presented as a full day or two day facilitation and is ideal for strategy sessions, goal setting retreats, and staff and board development events.
Thinking Like A Film Director is also available as a 45 minute – 60 minute keynote for conferences and retreats.
Thinking Like a Film Director
What would you like your business or organization to look like in the future? How does it best serve it’s customers? What does the optimum service experience look like? And how does that message become a shared vision that’s worth working towards? In short, what will the story of your organization look like in the future? And if a film crew were to arrive on your doorstep in that future, what scenes would they record, what film would they make and what stories would they share.
This workshop looks at how Thinking Like A Film Director can bring filmmaking tools and mindset to help organizations visualize their strategic plans and objectives.
Thinking Like A Film Director is a strategic planning workshop which invites a film director’s tools and process into personal and professional project and goal development. It enables participants to explore and develop a vision, brainstorm ideas, clearly imagine a finished result, and then apply the filmmaking process to bring upon its creation.
Through pitching, storyboards, screenplays and other filmmaking tools and metaphors, participants articulate what a desired outcome and experience looks like, and then from the perspective of different points of view, create an ideal shared vision document called the “Script”.
This shared Script is then “broken down” into categories, where questions are asked, details are examined, and obstacles are identified and explored.
At the end of the facilitation process, the organization has explored new ideas and innovation, clarified a target vision, and outlined a plan for its realization. Takeaways include visual (storyboard) and text based (scripts and breakdowns) resources to be shared, revisited and revised as the vision achieving process unfolds.
The workshop is facilitated by Nikos Theodosakis, filmmaker, educator and entrepreneur.
“With the help of your unique film-making technique “Thinking Like a Film Director,” you helped us create a simple and clear vision statement, identify some of the key elements of success factors for our project and in general and more importantly, brought our team together. Thank you!”
Drayton Valley Alberta,
Bio Mile Project Co-ordinator
Thinking Like a Film Director
We’re all familiar with movies. We go to the cinema, watch them on television, and enjoy them on our mobile devices wherever we happen to be. Whether you prefer comedies, dramas, action or adventure films, when you watch a movie, you are are watching the tangible result of a creative process called filmmaking. And that finished, shareable, tangible result, is led by the vision, creativity and passion of the film’s director.
This presentation looks at how Thinking Like A Film Director can bring filmmaking tools and mindset to personal and professional project and goal development.
What would you like your business or organization to look like in the future? How does it best serve it’s customers? What does the optimum service experience look like? And how does that message become a shared vision that’s worth working towards?
This presentation explores the filmmakers process of taking an idea, imagining the finished results and then applying the filmmaking process to bring on its realization!
- From the initial idea and subsequent brainstorming, a script is created. It is the tools that the director uses to articulate their vision of what the final film will look like. It contains both the big picture outline as well as the nitty gritty details of what will be.
- Storyboards detail each of the scenes that are being explored and articulate what exactly the end result will look like.
- Then the filmmaking team is identified to determine who will bring this vision to life, in all different departments.
- The script is “broken down” into categories, where questions are asked, details are examined, and where obstacles are identified and explored.
- “Preproduction is all about the planning that takes place for everything to move forward towards the agreed upon vision. Budgets are created, research is initiated, and rehearsals are underway.
- “Production” is all about doing it. The planning, people, resources come together and though the process is underway, it is also critical for the director and their team to be aware of how things are unfolding, and to be able to adjust in order to maintain that what they imagined can be seen by the audience.
- When the film is edited and up on the screen, its time to look at what has been achieved, how it came together, how it might be different, and most impotently where the next idea will take them.
- Through all of this process, the filmmaker ensures that the purpose of making the film, and the theme which they champion, remain clear.
Participants will see how the thinking and process of filmmaking can help them look at their own personal and professional objectives through a different lens, and with these new perspective, tools and strategies – turn their ideas into meaningful action!