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.