Developing Your Short Film

FILM TV X 476.243

Learn the development process for short films with a focus on developing a short film treatment. At the end of the course you will have honed your idea and have a final short script or treatment ready for shooting.

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Winter
Spring
Summer
Remote
In-Person
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn basics of story structure and how the specific storytelling elements, such as theme, plot, characters, and dialogue work in synergy toward the goal of an effective short story
  • Explore topics including setting up a theme that serves the story, character development, creating realistic dialogue, and planning the scenes with a limited budget in mind
  • Experience lectures and exercises illustrated with film clips and readings emphasize the role of story, creating original characters and developing plot points for different genres of films
  • Experience lectures and exercises illustrated with film clips and readings emphasize the role of story, creating original characters and developing plot points for different genres of films
  • Submit your work-in-progress throughout the quarter for evaluation and feedback by the instructor and the class

About this course:

Learn the development process as it relates to short films with the focus on developing a short film treatment, first draft, and second draft. You gain an understanding of the basics of story structure and how the specific storytelling elements—theme, plot, characters, and dialogue—work in synergy toward the goal of an effective short story. Topics include character development, creating realistic dialogue, discovering what you are driven to say through your story’s theme, and planning the scenes with a limited budget in mind. Lectures and exercises illustrated with film clips and readings emphasize the role of story, creating original characters and developing plot points for different genres of films. You submit your work-in-progress throughout the quarter for evaluation and feedback by the instructor and the class. At the end of the course, you have honed your idea and have a final short script or treatment ready for shooting.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Monique Sorgen
383906
Fee:
$699.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 17, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 4, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Jan 11, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Jan 18, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Jan 25, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Feb 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Feb 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Feb 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Feb 22, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Mar 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Mar 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Mar 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
-
Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
See Details
383921
Fee:
$699.00
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Location: UCLA
Notes

Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 17, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 4, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Lecture
Tue Jan 11, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Lecture
Tue Jan 18, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Lecture
Tue Jan 25, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Lecture
Tue Feb 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Lecture
Tue Feb 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Lecture
Tue Feb 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Lecture
Tue Feb 22, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Lecture
Tue Mar 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Lecture
Tue Mar 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Lecture
Tue Mar 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32

Spring 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens January 31, 2022 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Cynthia Riddle
385688
Fee:
$699.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 11, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Mar 29, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Apr 5, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Apr 12, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Apr 19, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Apr 26, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue May 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue May 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue May 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue May 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue May 31, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Jun 7, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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