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Intro to Screenwriting Camp : Write Your Own Hollywood Movie!

Arts

Basic Movie Making: Write, Storyboard, and Shoot!

In this one-time class, students will learn the importance and fun of structuring their films, and how to easily do so with anything that is available to them!
Joel
5 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 25 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
45 minutes
per class
Meets once
9-12
year olds
3-9
learners per class
per learner

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Students will learn the importance of writing in storytelling. This will include:

- Why storytelling is important and how it encourages us to keep learning.
- Basic ideation and brainstorming.
- Basic scriptwriting and proper formatting.
- Tips for writing natural “sounding” dialogue.

Students will also learn the importance of visually planning their movies using storyboards. This will include:

- Learning to focus and draw the visuals and scene compositions in mind.
- How to connect storyboard panels with the scenes in the script.
- How to use storyboards to communicate the vision of the movie to the cast and crew.

Finally, students will learn how to shoot their movies with anything that is available to them. This will include:
- Using a camcorder, smartphone, tablet, or any other camera with video capability.
- Fostering a mindset to be creative and take action, even if you feel limited.
- Tips for properly framing actors in a scene.
- How to use the script and storyboard to make sure every scene gets shot.

Overall these learning goals include:
- Creative and critical thinking.
- Writing technique.
- Visual presentation.
- Interpersonal communication.
- Artistic technique and expression.
 2 files available upon enrollment
The welcome post and welcome email for this class will include a Script Outline and a Storyboard template. Please download and print these documents for use during class.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
During the icebreaker at the beginning of class, certain students might talk about movies that you do not allow your kids to watch, due to mature content. Students will be encouraged to discuss family friendly movies and I will guide them to talk about different films if they mention titles that would not be considered "generally" suitable for the age range. 

Teacher

Joel
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Filmmaker and Actor
5 total reviews
10 completed classes

About Me

I teach classes about filmmaking and art appreciation. Even though the vastness of filmmaking techniques and roles can seem intimidating, there are simple approaches that can be taken to step into the art form, and I thoroughly enjoy sharing them.... 
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