Screenwriting: An Intro to Screenwriting - Week 1
Our screenwriting unit is designed to build your knowledge about story telling and focuses on the writing of TV, radio, short film and feature film scripts. Whilst primarily dealing with forms of dramatic fiction, you'll also look at documentary and documentary drama. You'll analyse different forms of script writing and screen writing, the elements they have in common and the specific tools that can help to deliver better scripts in each medium.
Purpose / Aim of this session:
Our first week's work is two fold:
In Part One: We will discuss what is scriptwriting, what does a scriptwriter do, and how do they do it? Finding ideas and choosing your subject, research and where inspiration comes from.
In Part Two: You will begin to write and develop a portfolio of ideas.
For this session you will need...
- A note pad and pen.
- There are a total of four exercises we would like you to complete, one of which is ongoing. You can either listen to the lecture in full and then complete the exercises, or pause the lecture to complete the exercises as you go along.
How this Session Works:
Read the Student's Notes
Do the background reading that accompanies the lecture
Listen to the lecture
Do the assignments for this session
Watch the film that accompanies this lecture
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