Screenwriting Workshop

 
 

4 WEEK WORKSHOP
SESSION 1 | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019
SESSION 2 | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019
SESSION 3 | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019
SESSION 4 | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019
9AM-NOON
ROGUE COLLECTIVE | 3501 W. SEGERSTROM AVE., SANTA ANA, CA 92704
EARLY BIRD $299 | REGULAR $349

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

The course will cover the most important aspects of the art and craft of writing for the screen including:

 
 
  • Techniques for generating ideas

  • The drafting process

  • Classical screenplay structure

  • Conflict

  • Characterization

  • Dialogue

  • Scene structure

  • Rewriting

  • Writing visually

  • Analyzing your own work as a screenwriter

  • Dealing with notes/feedback

  • And MORE.

 
 

SCREENWRITING SCHEDULE

Week 1: Idea Brainstorming, Character Development, and What’s it all about?

Students will start to see the process of creating a story for the screen. We delve into what makes a good movie idea really stick: how characters drive plot and not the other way around, the fundamental craft of story structure and how the greats hide it.

Week 2: Story Outlining + First Half of Script

With a clear logline in hand and a firm understanding of their character, students will begin to outline their story one act at a time. We’ll talk about how each scene and sub characters tells the story and how to push their main character’s growth. We will look at how the characters’ wants vs needs move scenes forward. By working backward from the end of their films, we’ll design the right plot points.

Week 3: Proper Formatting + Second Half of Script

Students will learn the proper formatting style for screenplays along with its history. We’ll take a deep dive into our beat sheets and make sure our character(s) are constantly pushed into conflict, challenging them along their journey.

Week 4: About the Business of Screenwriting + Reading Pages

By this point, students have outlined their story from start to finished, included plants and payoffs, raised the stakes, and established an ending that satisfies the theme of the movie. Students will have written their their first 10 pages, and we’ll go through the critiquing process while hearing their scripts out loud.

 

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

Laptop or notebook and pen.

*This location is not wheelchair accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience.
**This course requires a minimum of 10 students. Dates may be changed upon the discretion of the instructor.