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Writing a great short film


Writing a Great Short Film

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Writing a great short film


Writing a Great Short Film

A six evening course designed to take the student from generating a story idea through developing the script to the final draft.

Each week will be divided into lectures, practical exercises and feedback sessions, intended to educate and support the new writer in creating a script that is dynamic, engaging and producible.  Central Film School could also suggest avenues to take your script into production.

Each week a writing assignment is set, with a specific aim to move the script towards completion.

Course Highlights

> Start date: 12th of September 2018
> Every Wednesday from 0630pm to 930pm
> 6 Weeks duration
> Limited places available
> ONLY £280

Week One: SHORT FORM STORY

What makes a good short film experience? What are the essential elements? Brainstorming Ideas. Outlines and Treatments as writing aids. Script Formatting - How and why we format a screenplay. Using purpose built software packages such as Final Draft or Celtx

Week Two: WRITING VISUALLY

Setting up the world and rules of the story.

Week Three: wRITING CHARACTER

Dialogue as Action.

Week Four: SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT

Why the first draft is never enough. Who is involved in developing a script? Keeping your vision intact through development and being flexible.

Week Five: TABLE READS

The benefit of table reads using actors. You will work with actors to read three of the class scripts . How to solicit and take on feedback from a table read. What to do with the feedback.

Week Six: FINAL DRAFT

How and why we lock a script. What happens to the script in production. What to do next with your script?