An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Screenwriting is taught by local creative writer R. Lyon Bergh. He will lead students through the fundamental aspects of screenwriting for films, once a week for 8 weeks, beginning Tuesday January 11th, 2022, 4-6 pm. Accommodations will be made for inclement weather and/or holiday vacations as necessary.
During the 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 $530 ($424 for Alumni), and the registration form is found below. A $50 non-refundable deposit will be needed to secure the registration. In-person instruction will be conducted according to our Social-Distancing Policy for Covid-19, including increased distance, masks and/or face shields, and increased sanitizing. There will ADDITIONALLY be an online-Zoom option.
Intro to Screenwriting (or comparable previous coursework) will be a prerequisite for Intermediate Screenwriting, which will be a prerequisite for Advanced Workshopping. Contact us to see how to apply!