Get Your Story Straight
Craft and tinker with your story from a high-level point of view in this workshop teaching you the basics of screen story for beginners.
What you can learn.
- Understand what a logline is and how it can capture the essence of your story
- Learn script structure and break your story into acts
- Get insight into the relationship between plot and protagonist to craft a powerful story
- Develop a beat sheet that covers the major story points you want to hit
About this course:In this short introductory workshop designed for beginners, you learn the key building blocks for a writing a structurally solid screenplay. You begin by refining your story idea by studying and workshopping the elements that make for a successful logline. You then expand upon that and learn how to structure your story into three compelling acts. Special attention is paid to developing a protagonist character your audience will really care about and how that ties into the plotting of your story using the major plot points. By the end of the course you have a refined logline, character bio, and basic beat sheet that covers the major beats of your story from beginning, middle, and end.
Spring 2021 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.