What elements go into a successful script? How is storytelling related to screenwriting? Why is it valuable for beginners to write a short script before attempting a feature-length script? In answering these questions students will:
- Complete a variety of writing tasks throughout the course, including exercises designed to teach aspects of craft such as plot, characterization and dialogue;
- Create a Hollywood-style treatment that lays out a full synopsis of a short film they plan to write;
- Write the first draft of that short film and revise their first draft.
Each student will leave with a complete short script, as well as a solid idea of how to apply basic storytelling techniques to the screenplay form.
Please note this class will meet virtually once a week at the specified time. You will receive instructions before the class begins.