In class no. 1, students will learn the essentials to coming up with a story that will sustain them to write 100+ script pages that will in turn warrant 100+ minutes of their audience’s attention. Below are highlights of what will be covered in this segment:
- How to tell a good story
- Coming up with a logline
- Developing the basic idea of a story
- How to develop plot structure for the opening act – hitting on key points from opening hook to inciting incident
- Students will leave with a premise that they can use to start writing or thinking about for their story.
- Supporting hand-outs will be provided complete with recommended follow up reading and resources as well as film-specific examples.
Assignment for Class No. 2: Students should develop a two-page treatment for their screenplay.