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Writing the Moving Image: An Introduction to Crafting Visual Stories

FILM 105
Spring 2020 not offered
Certificates: Writing
Course Cluster: Writing Certificate

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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JUL-14-2024
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