Story Analysis for Film and Television

FILM TV X 476.22
Comprehensive overview of story analysis and the tools used by the professional reader. Throughout the course, you learn and practice coverage skills while gaining an understanding of the elements of story.
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Classroom
Online
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Learn about various types of coverage
  • Learn to compose story notes, comparative coverage, character breakdowns, treatments, and outlines
  • Practice reading and writing for several formats and to deadline
  • Become familiar with the current job market, various expectations of studios, and independent producers
  • Create at least two pieces of full coverage that can be used as part of a professional portfolio or for auditioning for a job as a reader or an assistant

About this course:

Designed for aspiring readers, development executives, producers, and storytellers, this course offers a pragmatic, comprehensive overview of story analysis and the tools used by the professional reader. Throughout the course, you learn and practice coverage skills while gaining an understanding of the elements of story. Topics include various types of coverage, how to compose story notes, comparative coverage, character breakdowns, treatments, and outlines. Through weekly assignments, you are required to practice reading and writing for several formats and to deadline. In addition, the current job market and the various expectations of studios and independent producers are discussed. Upon completion of the course, you have written at least two pieces of full coverage that can be used as part of a professional portfolio or for auditioning for a job as a reader or an assistant.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Story Analysis for Film and Television.

Strong English composition skills.

Spring 2019 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Available
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Instructor: Peter Russell
366907
Fee:
$699.00
47 days left. Enroll by Apr 3, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 7, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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

Available
-
Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
366904
Fee:
$699.00
47 days left. Enroll by Apr 3, 2019
See Details
Notes
Internet access required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 16, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Apr 3, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Lecture
Wed Apr 10, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Lecture
Wed Apr 17, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Lecture
Wed Apr 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Lecture
Wed May 1, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Lecture
Wed May 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Lecture
Wed May 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Lecture
Wed May 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Lecture
Wed May 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Lecture
Wed Jun 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284
Lecture
Wed Jun 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2284

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