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Scene-by-Scene: An Introduction to Screenwriting

The Fall session dates and format will be announced soon! Please contact us if you would like us to let you know when the course details are posted.

Here are just a few of the things you will learn:

–        Script format and software

–        How to read a script

–        Basics of writing each component (slug lines, action, dialogue, transitions, etc.)

–        How to tell a visual story (i.e. If you can’t see it, you can’t write it)

–        Screenplay as collaborative blueprint (what you write tells others how to do their jobs, but also you shouldn’t tell others how to do their jobs)

–        Basic story structure

–        What does and doesn’t need to be written in screen (as opposed to prose)

–        Time in screenwriting (playing time vs. story time)

–        How to evaluate what you’re reading/writing (major questions to ask)

–        Feedback/notes/table reads (there’s a process/etiquette)

–        What to do with a script when it’s done

–        Production 101

The online class is fully interactive and takes place via live video conference (which is taped so you can watch it on replay), and there is ample opportunity to share work, talk through and practice craft issues, and ask questions about the genre.

Assignments, readings, and video clips will guide you on your screenplay writing journey. In the end, you will not only have a short finished script but have the opportunity to create a revision plan and revise it.


[ezcol_1quarter]Dates:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Fall 2019 (Dates TBA)[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Length:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]TBA[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Where:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Online in a secure One Lit Place classroom[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Format:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Weekly lecture & readings with 24/7 classroom engagement and access PLUS Live weekly meetings over video conference[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Weekly Meeting:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]TBA[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Instructor:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Rebecca Hales[/ezcol_3quarter_end]



Instructor Bio

Rebecca Hales, screenwriting instructor at One Lit Place onelitplace.comRebecca Hales

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