• The Meaning that Drives Your Craft Ryan Woodward and Kat Dawes  ONLINE

Start Date July 29, 2020 11:00 AM

End Date October 07, 2020 01:00 PM

Every Other Wednesday, 2 Hours


Phone 1 818 859 0269

The Meaning that
Drives Your Craft
Ryan Woodward and Kat Dawes

The Meaning that Drives Your Craft
Join us virtually from anywhere!
Open to Teens, College Students, Recent Grads, and Professionals


July 29, 2020 - October 7, 2020
Every Other Wednesday
11 am - 1 pm LOS ANGELES
2pm- 4pm NYC
11pm - 1am LONDON

(Subject to Change)

Right now we live in an age where you can google anything or watch a video on YouTube and be flooded with  information being spoken ‘at you’.

CTN presents for the first time the opportunity to go LIVE with this amazing duo who will take you on a journey into the reasons behind the surface of storytelling and animation and start to absorb you into the fundamentals of creating from the position of  ‘meaning’ and how it applies to everything. They are partnering up creatively to specifically help other artists as they navigate their lives and careers.  
When we sit down at the movie theatre, we have a pretty big expectation. We want to experience a compelling tale about a hero who goes on an adventure, faces a crisis, wins a victory and returns home – transformed.  We want to see the lead character be evicted from their comfort zone, stretched or challenged, thrown into an abyss of darkness and grow a pair of wings on the way down!
By turning your artist eye inwards towards your own life, you not only fall in love with your lead character (yourself)  but you can also uncover a path to their victory!  And as you understand the fundamentals of creating a great story and leading 100% with meaning, you not only experience an amazing upgrade in your story building abilities – but also in your life!  


RYAN WOODWARD is a storyboard artist / animator / filmmaker, currently at Paramount Studios.  His personal projects include Thought of You and Bottom of the Ninth.  He's worked on many films, such as The Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman, Cowboys and Aliens, Ironman 2, Spider-man 2 and 3, Where the Wild Things Are, The Iron Giant, Space Jam.

KAT DAWES is a prolific artist and dynamic promoter of the present moment!  She is the creator of Nowism, that takes a stand on behalf of the now! Implementing an iconic, global consciousness campaign, ‘Cleaning Up the Mental Atmosphere’, she humorously highlights the need for an upgrade in the quality control department… of our thoughts.It is time to turn up the story of the hero’s quest and your individual responsibility in it.


Series Schedule

Visual Effects as an Added Story Element
July 29, 2020, 11am - 1pm PDT
Camera Work and How it Affects Mood
August 12, 2020, 11am - 1pm PDT
Cinematography and why it has to Be
August 26, 2020, 11am - 1pm PDT
Design and What Happens When it isn’t There
September 9, 2020, 11am - 1pm PDT
Music and How it Affects EVERYTHING
September 23, 2020, 11am - 1pm PDT
Story and How it Affects Your Audience
October 7, 2020, 11am - 1pm PDT
RULES:  Please note that it is prohibited to record, photograph, screenshot or distribute talks and demo's of this Online Session on any other platform. Please be respectful to the artist and the other participants in this stream.

NOTE: Please register at least 30 min early, as it takes the system 15-20 minutes to send the registration Zoom link. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee you will be accepted into the session on time.