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POV Workshop at WWC

Randall Jahnson will be leading a workshop entitled “It Depends on Your Point of View: Effective Uses of POV in Screenwriting” at the 2012 Willamette Writers Conference in the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Jahnson will discuss how making the right POV choices can transform a mediocre plot into compelling drama. Citing examples from “Rear Window,” “A Beautiful Mind,” and “Chronicle,” he will show how a limited or altered POV can create unforgettable cinematic experiences.

The POV workshop will held at 8:30 a.m. Friday, August 3rd.

Jahnson will also participate in the Sunday afternoon panel discussion, “Short Film: Why It’s Hot.”

Hollywood to PDX Podcast

For those of you who just can’t get enough of my blab, now you hear me online.

Recently, I was interviewed by film maker Scott McMahon as part of his “Hollywood to Portland” series of podcasts which chronicles the experiences of “creative types” who migrate from sunny Southern California to the rainy Northwest.

http://www.hollywoodtoportland.com/podcasts/podcast-007-screenwriter-randall-jahnson-part-1/

http://www.hollywoodtoportland.com/podcasts-2/

Among Scott’s other interviews is a conversation with Bryce Fortner, the director of photography for the IFC series “Portlandia.”

In other episodes, Scott tackles video games, Oregon versus California traffic, and the challenges facing independent film makers.

And, yes, the tinkling glass that can be heard is authentic. All the podcasts were conducted in – where else? – a pub!