Screenwriting 2020

Script hovering

This course is full. 

Screenwriting, also called scriptwriting, is the art and craft of writing scripts for videos, feature films, or television productions. A writer can create a script that is based on an original idea, or they can create a script from a concept, true story, or an existing literary work, such as a novel, poem, play, comic book or short story, that they have the rights to adapt. A screenplay by itself is not a final product; it is used as a blueprint during the Video Production process by the Director to craft their vision for the story.

In this introductory course, topics covered will include the following areas: dramatic structure and script elements, writing dynamic action and strong dialogue, developing characters, the importance of rewrites and how to receive notes on your work, how to craft a logline and pitch your idea. We will also do writing exercises to use the skills acquired in the workshop and discuss other learning and community resources.

This course is divided into 4 consecutive Thursdays to give participants a week between classes in order to complete homework. 

Course Outline

  • Week 1- Introduction to Writing elements
  • Week 2 - Writing effective Action and Dialogue
  • Week 3 - Plot and Story shape
  • Week 4 - Writing for production and review

 

Materials

This course will take place online. To join the meeting, participants will need to create a Zoom account (register for the free account here: https://zoom.us). Link for the virtual classroom will be sent to participants on Wednesday, May 20th.  

 

Duration in hours
12
Level
Beginner
Maximum Participants
8
Cost for Members
$150.00
Cost for Non-Members
$185.00