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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Online
Classroom
Starting at $699.00
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.

Fall 2018 Schedule

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

Available
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Instructor: Peter Russell
363300
Fee:
$699.00
37 days left. Enroll by Sep 26, 2018
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Notes

Enrollment limited. No refund after Sept. 30. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 30, 2018
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
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Monday, Saturday
Instructor: Brooks Elms
363681
Fee:
$699.00
35 days left. Enroll by Sep 24, 2018
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Notes

No meeting November 12. 

No refund after Oct. 8. Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 8, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Discussion
Mon Sep 24, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200A - Bronson
Discussion
Mon Oct 1, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Sat Oct 6, 2018
2:00PM - 5:00PM
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Mon Oct 8, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Oct 15, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Oct 22, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Oct 29, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Nov 5, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Nov 12, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Nov 19, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Nov 26, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Discussion
Mon Dec 3, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills
UCLA Extension Woodland Hills 200A - Bronson

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