Short films are the ultimate calling card in the movie industry, and can be your ticket to an agent, a contract, and even (yes!) an Oscar. In this class, you will learn how to write the screenplay for a ten minute short film, which you can then use as a writing sample or to pursue production.
This class is for anyone wishing to learn the basics of screenwriting in a supportive space. Drawing from my own professional screenwriting experience, I'll teach you how to pitch, outline, write and workshop a 10-minute short film.
This class covers:
How it will be taught
The course will be taught as a series of pre-recorded lecture videos that introduce the concepts and how-tos of storytelling and screenwriting.
Students are able to seek feedback from one another by uploading their work to the Project Gallery.
Students will also have access to a Q&A forum where they can find answers to their questions, should they get stuck.
Hope you enjoy!
Hello! My name is Sarah Zucker. I'm a screenwriter, filmmaker and visual artist based in Los Angeles. I'm a co-founder of The Current Sea, a web agency. I am also a JEOPARDY! Champion.
Originally from Canton, OH, I earned a BA in Theater and Creative Writing for the Media from Northwestern University, and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU, where I was the recipient of the Venable Herndon Award for Excellence in Graduate Screenwriting.
I've studied under many incredible writers, including playwright Rebecca Gilman (SPINNING INTO BUTTER), Screenwriter Sabrina Dhawan (MONSOON WEDDING), and Walter Bernstein (THE FRONT). I served as the Program Administrator for the Writers Guild of America, East Foundation from 2009-2010, and currently have several screenplays and one television pilot in development.
Classes revolve around completing a project and collaborating with fellow students to give and get feedback on your work. Use Video Lessons and the Project Guide designed by your teacher to complete your class project.
Teachers design and present all class content, but Skillshare is community based around student-to-student interaction. You'll be surprised at what you learn from your classmates!
Never! Once enrolled, you have lifetime access to class materials. That means you can learn when and where you want. Learn at your own pace.