This course is an immersion into the craft and science of the screenwriting process for various media platforms: from film, television, video commercials or Internet videos, with the emphasis on the diverse fiction and narrative techniques, structures, story patterns, genres and styles.
Throughout the semester, students will analyze various effective screenwriting formats, and screenplays from distinguished writers as they write their own screenplays.
The goals of this course includes the following:
1. to explore and analyze the work of accomplished writers directors to understand why and how their films work.
2. to understand the process of visualization using the characters, locations, conflicts and tensions, and action by breaking down films and scripted television shows
3. to understand the basics of dramaturgy and develop screenwriting techniques in application to the scripts that they will write as a requirement for this course
4. to workshop their scripts in collaboration with other writers