Feature Film I

SCRIPT X 410.1

Learn how to write a screenplay by developing a compelling story and tackling a feature film script outline in this first course of a four-course sequence.

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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Remote Instruction
Online
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Create and evaluate movie story ideas
  • Design fully realized characters
  • Chart a complex, unique plot
  • Write compelling film scenes
  • Complete a 4-5 page feature film outline

About this course:

The first in a four-part sequence designed to take you through the full process of writing a feature film screenplay, this course grounds you in the key craft elements of story structure, plot, scene development, character, theme, genre, and dialogue and shows you how they work together to grip an audience's emotions. You learn how to create and evaluate story ideas, explore how characters' inner wants and immediate goals shape and drive a screenplay's action, see what constitutes compelling plots and subplots, and learn how to construct a scene. Throughout the course, you complete a series of exercises which serves as the basis for your script outline—a prose description of your screenplay. The course goal is to learn how to write effective, compelling scenes and to create a four-to-five-page outline that clearly delineates your script's beginning, middle, and end. The ability to write an effective outline is a critical skill for the professional screenwriter, serves as the basis for most pitches, and is required for admission into SCRIPT X 410.2 Feature Film II.

Fall 2021 Schedule

Date & Time
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Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Valerie Brandy
382799
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 13, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Book: The Artists Way by Julia Cameron
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This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Ron Wilkerson
382800
Fee:
$695.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 13, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
-
This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Jon Bernstein
382801
Fee:
$695.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 13, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Wait List
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Instructor: Kate Marciniak
384554
Fee:
$695.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 13, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Book: The Artists Way by Julia Cameron
-
Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Wait List
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Instructor: Tonya Cannon
382795
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Online
Notes

No meeting November 23, 2021. Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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 05, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Sep 21, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Sep 28, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Oct 5, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Oct 12, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Oct 19, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Oct 26, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 16, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Nov 30, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Donald H. Hewitt
382796
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Online
Notes

No meeting November 24, 2021. Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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 06, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Sep 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Sep 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Oct 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Oct 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Oct 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Oct 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Nov 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Nov 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Nov 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Dec 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Ben van der Veen
382797
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Online
Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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 11, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Sep 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Oct 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Oct 11, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Oct 18, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Oct 25, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 8, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 15, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Mon Nov 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
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Instructor: Marc Sedaka
382798
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Online
Notes

No meeting November 27, 2021. Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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 09, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Sep 25, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Oct 2, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Oct 9, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Oct 16, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Oct 23, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Oct 30, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Nov 6, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Nov 13, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Nov 20, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Dec 4, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Ryan Ward
384589
Fee:
$695.00
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Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Sep 30, 2021
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Notes

No meeting on November 11 and 25. Enrollment limited to 15 students.

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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 14, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Sep 30, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Oct 7, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Oct 14, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Oct 21, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Oct 28, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Nov 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Nov 18, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Dec 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Dec 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Thu Dec 16, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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