The writing of powerfully constructed scenes featuring compelling characters is the key to any screenplay or dramatic teleplay's success. This intensive workshop gets you writing and rewriting your own scenes, and arms…
Analyze successful scenes and sequences to identify effective techniques
Read and respond to work of other writers in class
Complete writing exercises that enhance your scene-writing skills
Identify emotional context, narrative intensity, and pacing and escalation
About this course:
The writing of powerfully constructed scenes featuring compelling characters is the key to any screenplay or dramatic teleplay's success. This intensive workshop gets you writing and rewriting your own scenes, and arms you with a specific skill set that enables you to improve and elevate your work. Drawing on great scenes and sequences from memorable movies and cable shows throughout the course, you learn to identify the essential building blocks for the creation of dynamic scenes; work with conflict, subtext, characterization, dialogue, and imagery, get feedback that will up your game; and make significant headway in creating an eminently marketable screenplay or pilot.
SCRIPT X 410.1 Feature Film I and SCRIPT X 410.2 Feature Film II, or department approval.
Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.
This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. 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.
No refunds after January 23, 2023
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.