Creating Powerful Scenes and Sequences

SCRIPT X 463.1E

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…

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Fall
Spring
In-Person
Starting at $720.00
As few as 12 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • 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.
Prerequisites
SCRIPT X 410.1 Feature Film I and SCRIPT X 410.2 Feature Film II, or department approval.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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389872
Fee:
$720.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Jan 9, 2023
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Notes

No meetings January 16 and February 20.

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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 23, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Jan 9, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Discussion
Mon Jan 23, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Discussion
Mon Jan 30, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Discussion
Mon Feb 6, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Discussion
Mon Feb 13, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Discussion
Mon Feb 27, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Discussion
Mon Mar 6, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Discussion
Mon Mar 13, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Discussion
Mon Mar 20, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Discussion
Mon Mar 27, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212

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