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Script Writing

- Idea and a plot

- Logline

- Synopsis

- Script

 

This program is designed to prepare students for the art of script writing. It’s vital to have a good script for any show, animation, or a film because it is a document that outlines every aural, visual, behavioral, and lingual element required to tell a story. It is crucial to remember that film, in particular, is a VISUAL medium. You don't tell your audience your story, you SHOW them. The students will learn to write a screenplay VISUALLY; to write what the audience will SEE and what the audience will HEAR - pictures, sounds, and speeches. As we know, there is always something at stake in a good movie. Not just something someone wants, something that must be acquired, no matter what the risk… Also, there are always obstacles, which provide that catchword that actors love so much -- CONFLICT. This is the heart of drama. Someone wants something and people and things keep getting in the way of them achieving the goal. While writing, the students will be asked to come up with a hook. That's a songwriting term that describes that thing that catches the public's attention. A popular Hollywood term is a “high concept”. A better idea, in our opinion, might be a simple "What if?" A good enough "what if?" will set your script apart from the pack. And that is why people will leave the comfort of their homes and go to see a movie YOU WROTE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Artist: Genadijs Dolganovs