Screenwriting: First StepsCity University London
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- Short course
- Islington (Grossbritannien)
Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?
The student will be able to:
Acquire the basic tools to write a feature script
Gain an understanding of screenplay structure
Learn how to write character outlines, an outline and treatment for a feature script
Gain an understanding of the professional and industry aspects of screenwriting
Week 1 What is a screenplay? Writing a visual world
Exercises and analysis of shooting scripts in different styles with clips Week 2 Elements of a screenplay contd
Filmic elements and film grammar with clips and exercises Week 3 Character (and conflict)
Character work; protagonists and antagonists; how characters create the drama. With clips Week 4 The 3 Act 8 Sequence structure
(with pitfalls of this approach!) - film analysis Week 5 Review and regroup
Writing exercises with clips Week 6 Focussing your Idea
'Form' - shorter? Longer? Genre? Drama?
Pitches and one pager exercise. Week 7 Writing dialogue and creating 'space'
Functions of dialogue in film With clips.
Exercises Week 8 Sculpting in Time
Working with time in film writing; transitions, with clips
Exercises Week 9 Week 9 - Symbolism and iconography
Poetic cinema…with clips
Writing Comedy Week 10 Industry
Scriptwriting as a collaborative form: working with script editors, financiers, directors; producers and other writers (guest lecture)
Teaching and Assessment
The student will:
Demonstrate writing visually
Acquire the basic tools to write a feature script, Analyse screenplay structure
Write character outlines, an outline and treatment for a feature script
Understand professional and industry aspects of screenwriting
Prepare a pitch for an idea
Analyse both shooting scripts and films of varying genres and identified the screenwriting techniques involved
Worked on practical exercises in developing character outlines, a treatment, dialogue, sample...