Screenwriting 101 with Amie Charney
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 21, 2021
Have an amazing idea for a movie, but don’t know how to start? This six-week Fundamentals of Screenwriting course is the perfect introduction to scriptwriting. You’ll learn how to take your screenplay from the early stages of building an idea to a full story rich with intriguing characters. We will also focus on how to structure your plot and write effective dialogue in proper industry standard format. You can expect six real-time craft lectures, lively conversation and comprehensive feedback from your instructor and fellow students, written assignments and exercises, and a solid jumpstart on your own script. Here are some of the elements we will cover:
The beats of plot, and how to create a strong story structure.
Creating dimensional characters driven by both external and internal motivations
Techniques for improving your dialogue
Creating the scene as the essential, powerful unit of story
How to create conflict that moves the plot forward
Techniques to help you work in a visual format, like beat boards, mood boards, storyboards
Proper Formatting – learn industry standards and techniques
And now what… create a powerful logline, one-sheet (leave behind), and synopsis that can be used to pitch your story to industry experts.