OnlineScreenwriting for Short Films
Screenwriting Course for Short Films:
Write the screenplay for a 10-minute short film
Short films are the ultimate calling card in the movie industry, and can be your ticket to an agent, a contract, and even (yes!) an Oscar. In this class, you will learn how to write the screenplay for a ten minute short film, which you can then use as a writing sample or to pursue production.
This class is for anyone wishing to learn the basics of screenwriting in a supportive space. Drawing from my own professional screenwriting experience, I’ll teach you how to pitch, outline, write and workshop a 10-minute short film.
This class covers:
- The basics of storytelling: three-act structure and the clockwork of compelling stories
- Elements of Style for screenwriting: how to format it on the page
- The anatomy of a good short film
- How to write a treatment, or synopsis, of your idea
- Developing character: making it seem real
- How to effectively process feedback without feeling dejected
- Seeking production and professional advancement
How it will be taught
The course will be taught as a series of pre-recorded lecture videos that introduce the concepts and how-tos of storytelling and screenwriting.
Students are able to seek feedback from one another by uploading their work to the Project Gallery.
Students will also have access to a Q&A forum where they can find answers to their questions, should they get stuck.
Previous screenwriting experience is unnecessary, as you will cover the basics of the format, but interest/background in filmmaking and/or creative writing is definitely a plus. If possible, pick up a copy of Final Draft (industry standard screenwriting software), as it will make your scripting process much easier. The class will also provide workarounds for standard word processing software.