Feature Screenwriting 2

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Additionally, as a collective of young writers supporting each other in the pursuit of learning how to create effective and functioning screenplays, all students will also be expected to actively participate in the critical and constructive analysis of the work of their peers.

Forma studia

Workshop

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Feature Screenwriting 1

Obsah kurzu

This small interactive workshop will include a students from the 1st year of the screenwriting program, and the 2 nd year of the directing program.

Screenwriters will embark on the creation and writing of the first draft of a feature-length screenplay. Following a strict writing plan that will be based upon the inherent structural demands of feature-length dramatic scriptwriting, each student will submit at least five installments of their project to be read and reviewed in class.

The instructor will also introduce students to various components of the craft and process of screenwriting, and propose pragmatic approaches as have been employed by experienced writers.

Doporučená nebo povinná literatura

READINGS:

To supplement lectures and informal class discussions, students are recommended to read the following during the semester:

Strongly recommended readings:

The Poetics by Aristotle - Analysis and definition of the dramatic form, as well as proscriptive, practical advice for the dramatic writer. The eternal discussion between scriptwriters and the critics who strive to help them all starts here.

The Tools of Screenwriting by David Howard and Edward Mabley. Short and simple. Deceptively easy to read yet loaded with practical advice derived from the Frank Daniel method.

Recommended readings:

Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman ? Fun to read, the ultimate insider?s look at the life of a Hollywood screenwriter.

Story by Robert McKee - An impassioned polemic for scriptwriters and filmmakers to focus on classic dramatic principles in the service of - what else - a telling a story.

The Writer?s Journey: Mythic Structure for Storytellers and Screenwriters by Chris Vogler. Before Story, The Writer?s Journey was the must-read book for writers and development people in the US film industry. Inspired by the influential ideas of Joseph Campbell.

Making a Good Script Great by Linda Seeger, PhD. Another articulate and illuminating perspective on screenwriting from a highly regarded Hollywood script consultant.

Hodnoticí metody a kritéria

GRADING PARAMETERS:

  1. assignment 1 - 20%
  2. assignment 2 - 20%
  3. assignment 3 - 20%
  4. assigment 4 - 20%
  5. Attendance and class participation - 20%

Poznámka

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

WEEK ONE:

reading work from last semester

create groups and schedule, A, B, C

WEEK TWO:

reading and commenting on work from last semester

due: assignment one

WEEK THREE:

due: assignment two - group A

WEEK FOUR:

due: assignment two - group B

WEEK FIVE:

due: assignment two - group C

reading and discussion of assignments

WEEK SIX:

due: assignment three - group A

reading and discussion of assignments

WEEK SEVEN:

NO CLASS - instead, instructor will hold 20-30 minute individual mid-term

sessions with each student, at times to be announced.

WEEK EIGHT:

due: assignment three - group B

reading and discussion of assignments

recommended readings: Howard, p.81-90

WEEK NINE:

due: assignment three - group C

reading and discussion of assignments

WEEK TEN:

due: assignment four - group A

WEEK ELEVEN:

due: assignment four - group B

WEEK TWELVE:

due: assignment four - group C

WEEK THIRTEEN:

final assessment

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