Course DescriptionScreenwriting is a fun yet complex process that combines creativity and disciplined craft. It's storytelling with rules. In this fun, friendly, and inspiring workshop, we first focus on the story. Is it original and compelling? Does the protagonist have a strong desire and a meaningful journey with many obstacles to overcome? Is there an emotionally resonant theme? And most importantly, do we care? Then we focus on the rules. What is the inciting incident? What is the act one break that springboards into the central problem of the story? What is the midpoint reveal that provides new, vital information? What is the act two break in which your hero's greatest fear is realized? Is your resolution surprising, and does it reinforce the main theme? Through a series of lectures, writing exercises, and story boarding with note cards, you learn the basics of screenwriting while crafting your idea into a feature-length screenplay outline. By the end of the course, you will have a professional-style outline that is the blueprint for your screenplay. No previous screenwriting experience necessary.
Course may be taken as a certificate core requirement.
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