from Memories to Screenplay writing short movie
- 1x (Normal)
Introduction: Collage Writing2:05
relax & remember2:25
choose theme part a2:50
choose theme part b emotional4:28
character versus setting3:59
story AS experience1:55
a method of writing stories3:19
About This Class
Story Development: Turning Memories to Screenplays
Roman BRuni presents essential concepts about screenplaywriting for cinema, Tv series & animation from his experience as story consultant in London UK, Ascoli Piceno, Italy and Rio de Janeiro Brazil.
How to begin from a memory, the author will choose narrative characteristics that will enhance
the description of a sequence of actions to reveal emotional themes to the viewer.
Screenplays, scripts, guiones, scenarios, sceneggiature, roteiros are pieces of text designed to indicate to creative people in a film production how to put together the performance of the actors
and the usage of various objects within a setting, to compose a narrative scene to watch
as a 'meaning-full moment' within a story.
1. Introduction: Collage Writing. ( 2 min )
Writing a screenplay as a collage of multiple texts.
2. Extremely brief: various kinds of Memories. ( 4 min )
RomanBRuni presents himself as a screenwriter storyteller that loves movies,
then coments about description and duration, memories, flow and oriental scent in storytelling.
Milestone: Writing the memory 'as is'.
3. Close your eyes, relax and Remember. ( 2:25 min ) = get started
The Student will choose a memory then will add vivid details to its description.
Milestone: Re-Writing the memory enhanced with extra details from research ( or pure invention).
4a. Choosing a Theme part a ( 2:40 min )
The Student will write a second text applying a theme motif to his chosen scene from memory.
Milestone: Writing the theme as a paragraph explanation.
4b. Choosing a Theme part b emotional flow ( 4:28 min ) = get deeper
A presentation of Under flow & Up-front flow as emotional spices
that are influential forces of narrative action.
Milestone: Re-Writing the theme with under and up front emotional flow qualities.
5. Character versus Setting ( 4 min )
We will consider conflict and contrast as qualities for the character and setting.
Milestone: Writing the third text as a description of the place, a description of the character
and a description of the used tool by the character during the scene; adding the choice
of a quantity for each quality ( opposition, conflict or contrast ) and each element.
6. Design Time ( 3 min )
Screenwriters as designers of experience may use the functionality of begining, middle and end
to design those moments as a sequence of events.
Milestone: Writing a list defining the duration timing of the actions within a scene.
7. Story IS Experience ( 2 min ) = key concept
A philosophical approach of story as experience.
Milestone: Writing a full unifying text made from all the written texts so far.
8. a Method of Writing Stories ( 3:20 min )
The writer will make a composite of all previous texts together in a single unified text
with screenplay professional format edited with blocking cues of duration.
Milestone: Writing the final one minute page screenplay.