Writing the First Screenplay in a Month: The Outline
In this intensive workshop, you write a solid outline of your feature film screenplay. You begin by refining your story idea and outline as needed, all the while focusing on craft elements of story structure, plot, scene…
What you can learn.
- Identify what makes a story work as a feature film
- Learn the basics of screen storytelling and dramatic structure
- Hone your characters, setting, and major plot points
- Craft an outline you can use to complete a draft of your script
About this course:In this intensive workshop, you write a solid outline of your feature film screenplay. You begin by refining your story idea and outline as needed, all the while focusing on craft elements of story structure, plot, scene development, character, theme, genre, and dialogue, and how they work together to grip an audience's emotions. The course goal is to learn how to craft an effective, compelling story structure and to create a four-to-five-page outline that clearly delineates your script's beginning, middle, and end. The ability to write an effective outline is a critical skill for the professional screenwriter, serves as the basis for most pitches, and is required for admission into SCRIPT X 410.2 Writing the First Screenplay II.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Advanced enrollment required.
Please note: Due to adjustments made to the Spring quarter, this course is now scheduled to be delivered in a synchronous online format. Classes will be delivered weekly in an online forum at the scheduled time assigned to the course. Further adjustments may be made by the instructor in order to best serve the course material. Please check Canvas regularly for updates.