About this Course
What is a character? Someone in a scene. What’s a scene? An event in which a character desperately struggles to get what they want. Memorable characters will inscribe themselves into your mind and remain there. How do we create memorable characters? Put them in memorable scenes.
Most enduring films have a great scene at the beginning, middle and end. Few films ever made contain more than five. To write a great film script, you need to write great scenes.
In this course, we’ll take an in-depth look at memorable characters and scenes in a variety of films. We’ll identify narrative patterns and techniques, which will help you find opportunities to elevate the characters and scenes in your work. And we'll shoot two of our scenes during the course in a fast, no-frills, no-budget manner.
Experienced and aspiring screenwriters who want to dig deeper into their writing. If you've already taken Screenwriting: Storytelling, you'll continue working on your screenplay and will finish this course with a completed draft.
What You’ll Learn
- Ways to reinforce the three-act screenplay structure and screenplay format
- Techniques to dive deeper into characters and drive organic conflict within scenes
- How to workshop script pages like a professional
- Methods for taking a scene from a page to the screen
- Strategies for finishing a script on deadline
Get Hands-On Experience
You’ll develop an original screenplay, from idea and outline to the first 10 pages or first act, depending on your experience with dramatic writing.