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Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 10:00 AM
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In this session, new material will be presented that will serve as a continuation to content presented in the first class for returning students. This class will also serve as a standalone lecture and discussion for students who were not able to attend class no. 1.

In-class warm-up & workshop:

Students who attended the first class and return with their completed assignment (2-page treatment) will receive in-class review and feedback. In this class, students will learn:

  • How to develop a worthy protagonist
  • How to create a multi-faceted antagonist
  • The role of supporting characters relating to fleshing out the elements of the main characters of the script and their relationship to one another
  • How to define their characters on screen with action, and in the story with emotion
  • How to merge the character’s arc with the appropriate occurrences in the story

Students will be given a checklist of the top aspects they should know about their characters at the start of their story.

Students will also be provided with film-specific character examples discussed during class as well as hand-outs and recommended materials for further reference as they work on their characters at home.

Assignment for Class No. 3: Students should write character bios for their protagonist and antagonist and any key supporting characters.