Season 3 | StoryTANK video interviews gathering researchers and story specialists, facing experienced screenwriters
StoryTANK presents its third season of meetings and interviews dedicated to the construction of narrative. Created by Le Groupe Ouest, this European “Think Tank” confirms its commitment to becoming a true platform for boosting the dialogue, reflection and mutual enrichment between scriptwriters and the researchers coming from a wide range of scientific fields.
In a world dominated by globalised audiovisual media and mass produced narrative, it’s more than ever necessary to re-think our work as storytellers, scriptwriters and story-makers. It’s a matter of opening up new perspectives and broadening our views to encompass all storytelling possibilities, to break the walls of habit and acquired automatisms and to move away from the well-trodden paths dictated by current trends and sponsors.
Do we need to define an ethic for scriptwriters? Is the hero of TV series a social player in his own right? What stories are told in non human-centric cultures? How can we enter new sensory worlds? What happens in our brains when an ‘aha-moment’ occurs? Is the writer’s state of “flow” comparable to that of a marathon runner? Or how can we encourage the brain to break out of its overly familiar circuits?
These are just a few of the interrogations which arise during the discussions among storytellers and researchers working in fields as varied as ethnology, semiology, sociology, psychology and neuroscience.
StoryTANK is able to draw on the expertise of the participating storytelling professionals with outstanding career paths, who have preserved these qualities essential to our profession: the enthusiasm for thinking outside the box, the ability to self-question and an aptitude for exploration of the imagination.
Enjoy your exploration!