On the morning of June 12, the 25th STVForum "The Recipe of a Series: Reality Driven, Zeitgeist Defined" was held in the Central Hall of Shanghai Exhibition Center.
Fu Dongyu, member of the China Television Directors Committee and director of THE THUNDER, Hou Hongliang, president of Daylight Entertainment Film and Television Co., Ltd., Liu Jiacheng, vice-chairman of Beijing TV Artists Association, director of THE STORY OF ZHENGYANG GATE, Actor Wang Jinsong, Zhao Dongling, screenwriter of RED SORGHUM and IN LAW WE BELEIVE, etc. attended the forum. Actor Liang Zhi was invited as the host to hold in-depth dialogues with the main creators of outstanding realistic TV series on the direction of TV series creation, realistic creation methods and other topics.
The realistic theme should emphasize the value of the times
When discussing the creative methods of realism, Zhao Dongling, the screenwriter, believes that realism should be able to convey the spirit of the times, reveal the law of historical development, and express the creator's aesthetic attitude. Director Liu Jiacheng believes that we should focus on reality, respect the logic of life, and have guidance and inspiration for life.
Zhao Dongling, screenwriter of RED SORGHUM and IN LAW WE BELEIVE
Based on the consensus of reflecting the characteristics of the times, Hou Hongliang, president of Daylight Entertainment Film and Television Co., Ltd., further pointed out that the realistic theme is not a simple presentation of the reality, but needs to answer some dilemmas of the reality. "Apart from completing a story and telling people about the characters, what can it bring to the audience in the direction of energy?" Hou Hongliang said.
Hou Hongliang, president of Daylight Entertainment Film and Television Co., Ltd.
Fu Dongyu, director of THE THUNDER, agreed with this. He thought that the significance of realism lay in dilemmas, such as emotional dilemmas and life dilemmas, while taking care of dilemmas is for the sake of beauty and for the hope of the future, which is the attitude and consciousness that art creators should uphold. "Under the guidance of the spirit and the conscious attitude, our works will have a better future." Fu Dongyu stressed.
Fu Dongyu, member of the China Television Directors Committee and director of THE THUNDER
Actor Wang Jinsong added from the viewers' perspective that the creation of TV series should consider inspiring the audience, and that the content expressed and presented can lead the world outlook, outlook on life and values, and should have positive energy.
The creation of realistic themes should adhere to the truth.
In terms of creative methods, screenwriter Zhao Dongling believes that the creator should first respect the law of art, establish his ambition in the process of creation, dare to explore new things, and present the creator's answers to the reality and his thinking about the reality in each work.
Director Liu Jiacheng said that in the creative level, the most important thing is to grasp the true feelings. We must persist in coming from life and return to the perspective of the audience. In addition, we should also pay attention to grasp the recipe of the times and understand the audience's needs for content. Liu Jiacheng pointed out that in today's society, the audience is becoming more and more progressive and confident, and aesthetic appreciation has changed from worship to immersion, which requires that the creation should start from the individual and show the group and concern for the society through the individual. "But audience needs the individuals with flesh and blood and to be real, and only in this way can the audience accept the truth, goodness and beauty to be conveyed." Liu Jiacheng said.
Liu Jiacheng, vice-chairman of Beijing TV Artists Association, director of THE STORY OF ZHENGYANG GATE
Hou Hongliang, president of Daylight Entertainment Film and Television Co., Ltd., emphasized the importance of authenticity. He believed that the most important task of realistic themes is to convince the audience that characters, time, plot, props and all inputs should serve "truthfulness".
Director Fu Dongyu said that the reality presented in the creation depends not only on the connotation of the characters themselves, but also on the performance of the actors. Whether the portrayal of the actors is true or not determines whether the audience can follow.
Back to the level of actor performance, actor Wang Jinsong said that the reality of actor creation cannot be separated from life itself, so the creation must be based on the accumulation of life experience.
Actor Wang Jinsong
From June 11 to June 13, the Magnolia TV Forum was composed of 5 industry dialogue forums and 3 master classes, all of which were presented by the leaders of TV industry at home and abroad. The Magnolia TV Forum, which has always been regarded as a weathervane for the TV industry, this year's overall theme highlights the sense of the times and mission. It takes cultural inheritance as the keynote and strives to give full play to the platform effect of the TV Festival, gathering the wisdom of the global industry for the development of the TV industry in the new era, promoting the TV industry to keep pace with the times, and showing the vigorous strength of China's TV industry to the world.