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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Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

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. You gain an understanding of the 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. Topics include setting up a theme that serves the story, character development, creating realistic dialogue 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 have a final short script or treatment ready for shooting.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Instructor: Cynthia Riddle
364468
Fee:
$699.00
27 days left. Enroll by Jan 8, 2019
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Notes
Internet access required. Materials required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 21, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Jan 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce
Discussion
Tue Jan 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce
Discussion
Tue Jan 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce
Discussion
Tue Jan 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce
Discussion
Tue Feb 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce
Discussion
Tue Feb 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce
Discussion
Tue Feb 19, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce
Discussion
Tue Feb 26, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce
Discussion
Tue Mar 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce
Discussion
Tue Mar 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce
Discussion
Tue Mar 19, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200B - Bryce
Wait List
-
Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Instructor: Monique Sorgen
364469
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 21, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Jan 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Jan 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Jan 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Feb 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Feb 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Feb 19, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Feb 26, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Mar 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Mar 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213
Lecture
Tue Mar 19, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 213

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