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Beginning Screenwriting: Short Form and the Building Blocks of Screenwriting

Units: 4
Student Level: All

Jun 28 - Aug 6 Add to cart
ONLINE SECTION
Schedule: Mon, Weds 10:00am - 1:20pm (PST)
Orientation: Jun 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Max. Seats: 12
Faculty: Peter Gamble Robinson

Jun 28 - Aug 6 Add to cart
ONLINE SECTION
Schedule: Mon, Weds 4:00pm - 7:20pm (PST)
Orientation: Jun 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Max. Seats: 12
Faculty: Daniel Noah


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About the Class

The foundation of this course is a series of writing assignments that address the building blocks of a good script. Students will learn how to use the specific tools of screenwriting in their own work and will write two short scripts.

This class is structured to nurture the students writing with a combination of lectures and discussions, including such topics as:

  • Screenplay structure
  • Generating strong characters
  • Character development
  • Protagonist/antagonist, hero/opponent conflict
  • The importance of three-dimensional characters and their world
  • How character development interacts with and dictates story structure

At the end of this course, students will have learned the basics of writing a good script with a strong story and the importance of writing from personal belief.

*This course is conducted entirely online via ZOOM. All projects are created outside of scheduled class time.                              *Please note that dates and times of the course are subject to changes. Additional tutorials are taught during outside hours.

INSTRUCTOR(S): Peter G. Robinson & Joselito Seldera