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, for 8 weeks, beginning Tuesday August 7th, 2018, 6:30-9:30 pm, then repeating Monday September 17th, 2018.
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 $575, and the registration form is found below. A $50 non-refundable deposit will be needed to secure the registration. Class size will be limited to allow for a more individualized experience.
Intro to Screenwriting (or comparable previous coursework) will be a prerequisite for Intermediate Screenwriting, which will be a prerequisite for Advanced Workshopping.