Jon Sepp

Day 1, Breakout Session 2

Abstract: We’ll go over, in broad strokes, classic three act American film structure, generally as it incorporates the idea of The Hero’s Journey, then specifically as that applies to the Peter Jackson film, The Fellowship of the Ring. Consideration will be given to how the creative process can be enhanced, working within a well delineated structure. Finally these lessons will be extended to our real lives: How can you apply the structural elements of the screenplay to achieve the goal of your own personal Hero’s Journey? What is your Ordinary World? Have you had an Inciting Incident yet? Can you create one? Who are your Threshold Guardians, and how do you find them? Not sure we can always find the answers, but asking the questions is a good starting framework.

Jonathon Sepp set his sights on the film and media industry at a young age and received the Film Technician Training Program certificate upon graduating from Las Cruces High School. After completing his BFA from the Creative Media Institute at NMSU, he went to work primarily as a grip and camera operator. He has now been the Film Liaison for Film Las Cruces for over 4 years and has assisted in locating film and various multimedia productions to the Las Cruces area:

  • The Mule (starring Clint Eastwood)
  • All The World is Sleeping (starring Melissa Barrera and Jorge Garcia)
  • Death in Texas (starring Ronnie Gene Blevins and Bruce Dern).

Jonathon was at the forefront of advocating for the “+5% Uplift Zone” and looks forward to continued growth of the film and television industry in his hometown.

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