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from Memories to Screenplay writing short movie

Roman Bruni, story development consultant

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8 Videos (24m)
    • Introduction: Collage Writing

    • relax & remember

    • choose theme part a

    • choose theme part b emotional

    • character versus setting

    • design time

    • story AS experience

    • a method of writing stories


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.

Video Lessons

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.





Roman Bruni

story development consultant