Writing Your Short Film
Develop a first draft of a short film script in this course perfect for anyone new to writing this format.
What you can learn.
- Explore what makes short films successful and compelling
- Identify how a short film can best showcase your skills and potential
- Walk through the process of developing your own original short film idea and script
- Watch and discuss a variety of short films
About this course:Short films (any film over one minute and under forty minutes) is a great way to get noticed and showcase your talent and build a career as a filmmaker. In this class, students begin by exploring a wide range of short films to help understand the medium and what works and what doesn’t. Students learn how to come up with their own ideas, outline and structure techniques, and how to write action and dialogue. By the end of class, students have a first draft of a short film script that you can actually go out and shoot.
Spring 2021 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.