Crafting Powerful Dialogue

SCRIPT X 415.4

Take a deep dive into putting the best words into your characters’ mouths in this exercise and workshop-based course teaching you to put your best voice forward.

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Fall
Spring
Summer
Remote
Starting at $720.00
As few as 11 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn how dialogue develops character, plot, and theme
  • Improve your script’s dialogue and make each character sound unique
  • Complete exercises and analyses of successful scripts and clips
  • How to take a hands-on approach to improving your dialogue craft

About this course:

Dialogue may seem to be the easiest and most fun aspect of screenwriting (look at all those pages fly by, and with so much white space!), yet it's often the most difficult thing for the aspiring screenwriter to do well. Great dialogue is a vital vehicle for developing character, enhancing plot, and speaking to theme, among its many other uses. This course explores all of dialogue's functions in depth and provides you with the pragmatic skill set that will make your dialogue more effective and make it snap, crackle, and pop on the page. Through writing exercises, analysis of screenplay pages and classic clips from both features and TV, and a dialogue diary that will help you develop an ear for good conversation, you sharpen and hone your dialogue prowess, and you put your new skills to work on your own projects, both present and future.

Fall 2022 Schedule

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Thursday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
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Instructor: Roberto Marinas
388767
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Sep 29, 2022
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Notes

No meeting November 24.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 13, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Thu Sep 29, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Thu Oct 6, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Thu Oct 13, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Thu Oct 20, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Thu Oct 27, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Thu Nov 3, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Thu Nov 10, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Thu Nov 17, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Thu Dec 1, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
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Thu Dec 8, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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