Introduction to Screenwriting

Make your idea real­i­ty. This class will pro­vide you with a strong basic intro­duc­tion to indus­try stan­dards in the screen­writ­ing trade. Through work on a short film script, you will be intro­duced to for­mat­ting, sto­ry struc­ture, char­ac­ter devel­op­ment and arc, and cre­ate log­lines, one-pagers, treat­ments, beat sheets and out­lines as you begin to devel­op your own screen­writ­ing process. Pitch­ing, sto­ry edit­ing and on-set work will also be dis­cussed. Our last class will be held at FAVA, Edmon­ton’s film and video arts co-op, where you will be intro­duced to impor­tant com­mu­ni­ty resources to make your short film come alive. This course is co-spon­sored with the Film and Video Soci­ety-Alber­ta (FAVA).
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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