Writing for Emotional Impact
FILM TV X 430.59
Learn how screenwriters create a powerful emotional responses in viewers in this intermediate course for students familiar with script structure.
About this course:
Great writing is about creating an emotional experience in the reader--including producers, directors, or anyone in the position to advance your script--so that their attention is riveted and they keep turning pages. Designed for those familiar with the basic elements of a screenplay and who have at least an outline in hand, this workshop focuses exclusively on how to craft your words for emotional impact. Through analyses of professional examples, workshop discussions, and lectures, you learn how to test your concept at the emotional level; grab the reader through powerful storytelling devices; humanize your main characters, create emotionally gripping scenes, energize descriptions; and turn flat, on-the-nose dialogue into individualized speech that leaps off the page.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Writing for Emotional Impact.
X 440A Writing the First Screenplay I, or equivalent.