Screen Play Writing 101: Build a Compelling Script for the Movies!
In this one hour class, we begin to cover the guidelines and concepts of good writing as it relates to film.
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In this course we discuss the pros, cons, and how to of writing a screen play. We discuss how it is different from other writing styles, and how you can successfully write a compelling story for film. In this one-hour course we will cover the basics of breaking writer’s block, dissecting a story, staying flexible for production purposes, and the basics of good story telling. This course includes a heavy emphasis on thinking outside the box to create a compelling, interesting story. ...
Students will discover... -Professional considerations in today's writing world -The keys to tapping into your own inspiration for writing -The guidelines for building a compelling story
Garrett Young holds a degree in Theater from Illinois State University. He has been in multiple professional theatrical productions, and indie films. In addition to his time spent in the story telling world, he has been a teacher many times over. He as worked for the Boy Scouts of America, at an elementary school, and at a community college.
Please bring lots of writing paper and pens. This is for our in-class activities. There will be no actual homework. I will offer recommended readings and practice activities for students to do on their own. In the future I may offer a film writer's club that meets weekly, or additional courses that go greater in depth.
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No assessment. This course has no wrong answers.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
If this class were a movie, I would rate it PG. Students are asked not to use explicit language or to discuss violent or profane ideas in detail. Also, I would ask that parents be advised that good story telling does require a small degree of freedom. If a student wishes to use a ghost story or romance for their example/sharing, this will be permitted. It is a (student) writer’s prerogative. Sharing is an important part of this learning process. Students are asked to be supportive of each other’s ideas. There are no wrong answers in this class.
In my classes; there are no wrong answers.
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My name is Garrett Young, and I teach on the topics of confidence, performance art, story telling, and confidence. I hold a degree in Theater from Illinois State University. My teaching style is a supportive, interactive, inductive...