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

Summer 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.

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Tuesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Monique Sorgen
380961
Fee:
$699.00
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Notes

Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 05, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Lecture
Tue Jun 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jul 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 24, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Aug 31, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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