Writing the Moving Image: An Introduction to Crafting Visual Stories|
Spring 2019 not offered
This course is an introduction to the art of writing for film and television. Students will explore the craft of screenwriting in a workshop setting. The class addresses the differences between writing for the page and for the screen, the importance of form and constraint to creative storytelling, the distinctive demands of various media, and the nature of visual narrative. We will approach fundamental concepts and techniques through lectures, discussions, screenings, and analysis of exemplary works. Exercises focus on plot and character in features, short films, and various television formats. Students will complete regular writing assignments culminating in a longer project at the end of the term. Our aim is to write with the image and the audience in mind, to understand essential structures and formats, and to lay the groundwork for future study and work. This is a course for first-year students.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)
Materials for the course include screenplays and teleplays by established professionals, and student written work during the term.
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Students will be expected to write every week, with all written work completed by the last day of class.
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Open to first-year students. Because this is a writing workshop, enrollment is limited to 12.