Introduction to screenwriting
An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Screenwriting is taught by local professional and award-winning screenwriter Andrew Shearer. He will lead students through the fundamental aspects of screenwriting for films, meeting once a week, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM for 8 weeks, beginning January 10th, 2017 (no class February 14th), May 8th, and September 18th, 2017.
During the 8 week course, students will learn the fundamentals of how to write a screenplay for a short film. Topics explored include screenwriting fundamentals (such as conflict, beginning/middle/end), finding the story spark and discovering what you want to say (theme), creating compelling characters, techniques to write a successful short film (vs the feature format), implementing successful visual storytelling, crafting well constructed scenes utilizing POV, dialogue, structure, and style, and understanding the basic formatting of a script. By the end of class, students will have written a complete short script, and have the beginnings of a feature screenplay.
Cost for the course is $525, and the registration form is found below. Class size will be limited to allow for a more individualized experience. Contact us to discuss further or pre-register using the form below.
Intermediate Screenwriting (Feature Writing Development and Workshop) is set to begin January 9th, March 21st, July 10, 2017, and Advanced Workshopping course dates are to be determined. Intro to Screenwriting (or comparable previous coursework) will be a prerequisite for Intermediate Screenwriting, which will be a prerequisite for Advanced Workshopping.