Writing Character Descriptions

SCRIPT 726.3

Ensure your script’s characters rise above tropes and stereotypes by introducing them with thoughtful, meaningful details.

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About this course:

We are more than our age, weight, and body type -- more than hair and eye color, sexuality, race, or one word adjectives that give a vague sense of someone without giving any specifics (“Sassy," “Beautiful, but doesn’t know it”). A character’s description is the blueprint that brings them to life. Their core drives and attitudes can be established the moment they appear in the script. In this course, you look at how specific descriptions of characters can help lead to their dialogue, actions, and choices. You look at how characters are described on the page vs. who brought them to life on screen and when to use race, sexuality, or physical descriptions. You look at how to describe characters we know and apply these perspectives to your own character descriptions beyond clichés and tropes.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Available
Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Roz Weisberg
371690
Fee:
$79.00
83 days left. Enroll by Feb 8, 2020
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Notes
Early enrollment required; no enrollment at the door.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after February 07, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet required to retreive course materials.
Schedule
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Sat Feb 8, 2020
10:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 2214

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