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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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
In-Person
Online
Starting at $745.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

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.
Prerequisites
Strong English composition skills.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
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Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Marla White
389680
Fee:
$745.00
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ENROLL BY: Jan 9, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 13, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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389630
Fee:
$745.00
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Location: UCLA
ENROLL BY: Jan 12, 2023
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Notes

Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 25, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Jan 12, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
Lecture
Thu Jan 19, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
Lecture
Thu Jan 26, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
Lecture
Thu Feb 2, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
Lecture
Thu Feb 9, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
Lecture
Thu Feb 16, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
Lecture
Thu Feb 23, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
Lecture
Thu Mar 2, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
Lecture
Thu Mar 9, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
Lecture
Thu Mar 16, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154
Lecture
Thu Mar 23, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Dodd Hall 154

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