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 Instruction
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 will have honed your idea and will have a final short script or treatment ready for shooting.

Summer 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Enrollment Closed
-
Tuesday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Cynthia Riddle
374123
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 06, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jun 23, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 30, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 7, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 14, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 21, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 28, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 4, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 11, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 18, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 25, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Sep 1, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Enrollment Closed
-
Tuesday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Monique Sorgen
374125
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 06, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Book: MAKING A GOOD SCRIPT GREAT by Linda Seger
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jun 23, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 30, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 7, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 14, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 21, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 28, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 4, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 11, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 18, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 25, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Sep 1, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online

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