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Learn How to Write Features for Journals, Magazines and Online Platforms

In this class, you'll learn how to write feature articles for magazines on online platforms, as well as introduce students to professional research and interview skills. The class is designed to provide you with sufficient knowledge of how to write features for a variety of print and online sources. You'll be encouraged to read as many different print and online features to familiarise yourself with different styles and genres, and in turn, develop a unique and confident style of writing.

Extra information

Bring your own laptop and word-processing software.

Location

At teacher's location: Arthurlie Avenue, Barrhead, Glasgow, UK

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Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

Dr Marco is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and producer, with over 400 factual entertainment programmes, news packages and outside broadcasts for Scottish Television (STV) and BBC Scotland. He is known for the acclaimed feature film "RICO: The Richard Demarco Story" narrated by actor Brian Cox (Succession) and with contributions from the artist Marina Abramovic and broadcaster Andrew Marr and for producing "The Logans: Band of Sisters" for BBC Scotland.

As a cinematographer, he filmed a behind-the-scenes feature for Irvine Welsh's "CRIME" (ITV/Britbox, Series 1) and has produced promotional content for global music acts such as Skrillex, Pendulum, and Calvin Harris and blue-chip companies such as Thomas Cook and Shein. He also directed and produced the educational film series "The Restoration Reels" for the Glasgow School of Art and Historic Environment Scotland. Further, as a journalist, he is a Newspaper Society Award Winner and has lectured both at the City of Glasgow College and the University of the West of Scotland.

Marco studied film and screenwriting at Screen Academy Scotland (Edinburgh Napier), and theatre and music at LAMDA and the Moscow Arts Theatre. His doctorate on the history of early 20th-century cinema is published by the British Library.

Marco welcomes students of all ages and abilities and will tailor your class to your level of knowledge and style of learning!

Education

Screen Academy Scotland (Edinburgh Napier University)
The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
The Moscow Arts Theatre
The University of the West of Scotland

Experience / Qualifications

PhD in Audio Visual Science and Early Cinema "The Expansion of the Senses" (British Library, London)
Lecturer in Creative Industries / Film and TV at City of Glasgow College
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and producer. Films include "Rico (The Richard Demarco Story)" (2021, BBC Scotland), "Meet the Logans" (2020, BBC Scotland)
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