Writing the Moving Image: Crafting Visual Stories|
Fall 2021 not offered
Designed for first-year students, this course is an introduction to some of the core fundamentals of visual storytelling in both fiction and documentary filmmaking. How do characters' emotional worlds guide their actions? How are characters informed by and created by the places they inhabit? How is a scene the building block, as well as a microcosm, for a film as a whole? Through close study and analysis of fiction and documentary films, weekly writing assignments, and in-class workshop sessions, students will explore the power and possibilities of story craft and learn how to create compelling narratives inspired by lived experience, library and online research, and literary sources. Students should expect to spend several hours per week outside of class time reading, writing, and watching films. Over the course of the semester students will present works in progress, participate in constructive critical discussions, and develop a portfolio of original writing.
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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.
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