Writing Characters from Scratch

Kasem Kharsa, Artist-Filmmaker

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16 Lessons (56m)
    • 1. About the Class

      2:24
    • 2. Introduction

      10:14
    • 3. Project Overview

      3:11
    • 4. Where Do I Start?

      6:25
    • 5. Alternative Starting Points

      2:02
    • 6. Harmony & Dissonance

      1:54
    • 7. Remember The Goal!

      3:50
    • 8. A Stronger Foundation

      2:07
    • 9. The World as a Mirror

      2:39
    • 10. The Iceberg of Character

      2:20
    • 11. Case Studies

      1:37
    • 12. 'Batman Begins' Analysis

      2:58
    • 13. '12 Monkeys' Analysis

      3:11
    • 14. 'There Will Be Blood' Analysis

      4:32
    • 15. 'Jerry Maguire' Analysis

      4:01
    • 16. Conclusion

      3:02
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About This Class

Are you a beginner looking for a stress-free way to start creative writing? Or an advanced student in need of a 'booster class' to help you develop richer characters? Then this class is for you. 

Through a simple exercise, we will invent moments from a character's past, present and future as a way to give weight to them, to make them feel more real. You will begin to explore the connections between your character's memories or aspirations to their present-day psyche and psychology. 

Again, this class is for all experience levels as well as writers of all mediums - short story writers, novelists, non-fiction writers and of course my fellow screenwriters. 

Towards the end we'll discuss case-studies that will cement the class's discussion even more.