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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-week evening course, designed to teach the process of generating story ideas through the development stage from first draft to the final.

Each week will be divided into lectures and practical exercises accompanied by tutor feedback. The aim is to educate and support new writers in creating and developing short scripts that are dynamic, engaging and feasible for 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 Tuesday 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

Week Four: SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT

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

Week Five: TABLE READS

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

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?