This one-day intensive workshop is designed to teach students how to take an idea and develop it into a story for film, television, a book and more.
The workshop covers:
The Hollywood Formula
THIS UNIQUE WORKSHOP USES FILM AND TELEVISION TO TAKE THE MYSTERY OUT OF WRITING AND WILL GET STUDENTS STARTED ON A REAL PROJECT. Following the workshop, students will be encouraged to submit their ideas and stories to us for evaluation. The students will own their concepts and the best submissions will be considered for possible development.
OPEN TO EVERYONE - NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
Available to Schools, Organizations and Church/Civic Groups at affordable rates.
The Historic Train Depot in Bay St. Louis, MS was the home of the original Ghost Rider Workshops
These students produced the short film "Snip My Love" and a PSA that aired on local television in an intensive four-week workshop
Another ground-breaking creative workshop produced the feature film "Transfer" in an intensive ten week crash course taking students from idea, to script, to screen.
Students stand in front of the Historic Train Depot in Bay St. Louis, MS during an intensive three-day workshop
The Ghost Rider Workshop is conducted by Award-Winning Writer, Producer, Director Steven Scaffidi, Owner of Ghost Rider Pictures. Steven has over 25 years experience working in the film and television industry. Over the past few years Steven has written seven feature-length screenplays, a stageplay and a book. He has also created and sold original films and television programs to Hollywood. Steven has been represented out of Los Angeles and New York by Creative Artist Agency (CAA), Rebel Entertainment, Lantern Lane Entertainment, Ablaze Entertainment, Global Media Television and Harris Tulchin and Associates. His new book "Ain't Dat Super" is scheduled to be released this summer.
Joey Scaffidi- Principal, Christian Brothers School
"The Ghost Rider Creative Workshop was well received by those who participated. The feedback from these students and parents has been positive. Many were surprisingly pleased by what they learned during the workshop. Your workshop motivated the participants to write." Read Letter
Randy Bonneval - Christian Brothers Workshop Student
"The Ghost Rider Workshop was very helpful, and I learned a lot in a short time. I came home and started rewriting my story. I registered it with the Writer's Guild just and you suggested. I know I have along way to go, but you definitely have put me on the right path."
Kevin Shipp - Program Coordinator, Girl Scouts
"It was a great opportunity and those who were able to participate in it recieved valuable insight into the world of cinema and how ideas become books, screenplays and even movies."
June Marshall – Film Industry Accountant and Production Assistant
"My introduction to Louisiana’s film industry came as the result of a 7-week training program offered jointly by Ghost Rider Pictures & the Urban League of New Orleans. At the end of the training program, I felt confident that I was equipped with enough knowledge to enter the film industry as a bonafide trainee/intern to further develop the skills necessary to work in the film industry. I was able to start working on the film “RAY” as soon as I completed the training program, and I have been working continuously ever since. I owe my new career to the Ghost Rider Pictures & Urban League of New Orleans film industry training program."
Spud McConnell – WWL Radio
“You can take what you learn in the workshops and apply it to many other things. Even if you don't become a filmmaker you're going to get a lot out of this.”
Georgia Scott - Student
"I thought your workshop was excellent, and if I don't have a finished product by the end of this year, its certainly not due to your workshop not providing me with the knowledge on how to do so.
I would definitely recommend your workshop to anyone with potential interest."
Ed Pavur – Student
“My girlfriend and I took the workshop and enjoyed the laid back atmosphere. She said she wanted to attend another session and gave it a rating of 11 on a 1-10 scale.”
J. Wiltz – Law Firm Assistant
“The most interesting thing for me was learning the discipline of structuring the story. I’ve had a good bit of writing experience before taking the class so this was a welcome change. Everything was perfect!”
Steve Palm - U.S. Air Force
"What I found interesting was learning the process of making a film from an original script. This was a great reality check on what I've been reading and planning. Everything was great!"
Dennis Tardo – MBA Student
“The workshop was perfect. I really liked the Conceptualizer process which showed me how to break down and organize my ideas before writing.”
Nancy LoCoCo - Student
EXPERIENCE - there is no better way to learn. That's how Ghost Rider Pictures presents their workshop. Steve Scaffidi believes in taking the class out of the classroom setting. If not in the physical realm, certainly in the mental realm. He explains that everyone has a story and no story is insignificant. He will teach you to take a thought and expound on it. Brainstorm, he calls it. There is nothing like setting your mind free. Nothing like seeing your idea on paper, take shape and form into a scene, an act and yes, even a script. You'll learn to put feeling in your writing and your words will come alive. His workshop should only be the beginning. From there the whole world opens up to you. Each opportunity that is placed in front of you presents a challenge that is easily conquered by going back to the basics that are never forgotten from Ghost Rider Pictures Workshop.
Dr. Thomas Poothullil - Medical Doctor
"The Ghost Rider Workshop was very interesting and helpful to me. Everything was really good from the location, to the Interactive sessions that give the students an opportunity to participate in writing the first act of an original screenplay.”
Beverly Blasingame - Writer
"I was ready for this. I took it in like a sponge. I didn't know how inspired I was until I was driving home after the workshop. Now I have an idea, and I'm ready to run with it! You did a great job teaching and encouraging without anxiety."
Sonia Johnson – Business Owner
"The film production course was a tremendous success. I learned so much. The instructors taught me very important values and valuable aspects of the film industry. A few of them would include believing in yourself and following your dreams, dreaming BIG no matter your age, and how not to give up on those dreams. The lesson which impacted my life the most was how to dream big. By doing so, I've written a book and started my own business."
Daniel Brewster – Student
“Everything was great. I found everything covered in the Ghost Rider Workshop to be extremely helpful.”
Patrick Cullen - Businessman
“I’ve written before and have attended other screenwriting workshops. Your personal experience as filmmakers and the possibilities open to writers is what interested me. I loved it, and enjoyed both the business aspect and the literary guidance.”
HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
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Customized Workshops Also Available
These advanced workshops cover the entire production process from
idea development, script writing, production, post and distribution.
Since 2001, the Ghost Rider Creative Workshops have trained students through programs with Louisiana Technical College, New Orleans Access Television, The University of New Orleans, and The Urban League and was supported by the Louisiana Department of Labor. The workshops are open to all students who are interested in turning ideas into reality.