This course allows the relatively experienced screenwriter to sharpen an existing screenplay by tightening up scenes and polishing dialogue or introduces techniques to approach dialogue and scene structure in a future screenplay.
What will you learn in this course?
identify dramatic story beats within a scene
understand the function of a sequence and build one
understand how to create a rich character through what they say and how they say or what they do not say and how they do not say it
write well-structured scenes w/appropriate description and dialogue appropriate to a character and situation
Course Materials + Resources
Screenwriting software such as Final Draft, MovieMagic Screenwriter or Celtx is recommended.
A feature-length script might be supplied for study and analysis.
Digication course management software will be used.
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