Short Films: Writing Your First Screenplay
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About this Class2:17
1: Screenplay Style and Format9:25
2: Screenwriting Tools4:51
3: Plot, Concept and Poetry14:41
4: First Stabs at the First Draft7:58
5: Giving and Getting Feedback3:32
6: Rewriting and Rethinking3:51
Appendix: Adobe Story Screencast17:30
Bonus: Beginner's Mindset , a simpler 'Project' and Multiple Lives14:20
Bonus: The Russian Doll Exercise17:25
About This Class
This class is about the fundamentals of screenwriting, but tailored specifically to the canvas size and opportunities a short film offers. We'll cover the basics of screenwriting format and style and use examples of short films to discuss how we can use narrative, visual approach and poetry in our own films. Along the way you'll get advice on tools for writing your scripts, brainstorming and revising in order to leave with a screenplay that has received at least one round of feedback.
The class is rather ambituous, but I've tried to make it easier with several resources: the video lessons, reading material, viewing list and of course a realistic class project. Remember the more you put into your class project and the projects of your fellow students (via feedback) the more you'll get out of the class and screenwriting in general.
If you still have any questions or concerns feel free to send me an email.
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This is such an interesting class, Kasem is doing a great and personal job, he is giving way over much of his knowledge to his students!
I'm a writer-director based between the Middle East and the US. I'm also a fellow of the Sundance Directors Lab and Binger Film Labs. I've had a chance to participate in several writing workshops and environments so I try to bring that experience into my own teaching.