Ultimate Character Creation

FILM TV X 433.91

Create dynamic, richly drawn characters audiences will love in this practical workshop for writers looking for an edge.

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Classroom
Starting at $575.00
As few as 11 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Identify what makes characters compelling and unforgettable
  • Dive into writing unlikeable characters and villains, and strong supporting characters
  • Focus on key scenes that reveal deep character traits
  • Learn to craft backstory, psychology, and motivation into each character you write

About this course:

Having a great story is crucial, but the key to selling your screenplay is character. You must have great characters. In this class, you learn how to create dynamic, exciting characters that audiences will love and actors will be dying to play (the real secret to selling and getting your screenplay made!) You analyze great movie characters, focusing on key scenes that make us fall in love with a character. You examine unlikable characters, villains, and supporting characters. You will also dive into narrative function, character arc, backstory, psychology and motivation, personality, and body language. Step by step you will build your characters through the use of weekly assignments including exercises, worksheets, and scene writing, giving you the ultimate toolbox for creating truly great characters every time.

Summer 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Donald H. Hewitt
368030
Fee:
$575.00
37 days left. Enroll by Jun 27, 2019
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Notes
No meeting July 4, 2019. Enrollment limited to 20 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 2, 2019
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Jun 27, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Jul 11, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Jul 18, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Jul 25, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Aug 1, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Aug 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Aug 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Aug 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Aug 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278
Discussion
Thu Sep 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2278

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