Build an active story with meaningful characters while letting a primary relationship form the backbone of your script
Write effective dialogue that makes characters unique and realistic
Craft a full story outline and complete the first 30 pages of a script
About this course:
Good movies--across all genres--are really about relationships: people with problems, searching for answers, who find them through their interactions with other people. Or aliens. Or pets. Even with an arch enemy. Beneath any good script is a core relationship that makes us want to go on a journey, to see where these two characters will end up. It’s at the heart of every story type, from buddy cops, star-crossed lovers, and mothers and daughters to the King of England and his speech therapist (The King’s Speech). Relationship Driven Screenwriting is a fresh way of looking at movies that allows you to develop meaningful characters, build an active story, write effective dialogue, and deliver a theme, all by way of that important, central vehicle. Through lectures and workshops, you apply this approach to your own material, crafting a full outline and thirty pages of your script, launching your story and its relationships toward something incredible.
X 410.1 Feature Film I, X 410.2 Feature Film II, X 410.3 Feature Film III, and X 410.4 Feature Film IV; or departmental approval.
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 October 05, 2022
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