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Screenwriting for Film and Video Overview

This summer program is an immersion into the script writing process with a focus on different scripting techniques in traditional and experimental, and non-fiction film and video. Please note that this is an overview of the 2017 program. Please check back for more information regarding summer 2018 programs.

This course emphasizes the script writing process. The class/program will analyze different scripting techniques in traditional and experimental, and non-fiction film and video. With special attention to development and format, the projects created in class will be an exploration of the author’s passion, voice, and vision.

Students will be introduced to the stages of story development for non-fiction and fiction film production. In workshop style, the class will serve as practice audience for readings of drafts, treatments and pitch presentations that will culminate in a completed first act and step outline for the intended final script for short (8-12 min) documentary/non-fiction, experimental or narrative script. Students will also explore the power of story and storytelling, develop ideas for fiction and non-fiction projects, and focus on the social impact (who cares? why care?) of the piece.

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