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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Starting at $665.00
As few as 11 weeks
3.0

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.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Available
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Roberto Marinas
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Fee:
$665.00
42 days left. Enroll by Mar 30, 2020
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Notes

No meeting May 25.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 04, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Mar 30, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon Apr 6, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon Apr 13, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon Apr 20, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon Apr 27, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon May 4, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon May 11, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon May 18, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon Jun 1, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325
Discussion
Mon Jun 8, 2020
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2325

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