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April 2020

Elements of Screenwriting (Online)

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - June 22 @ 9:00 pm

8 sessions: Mondays, April 27-June 22 (no class May 25), 7-9pm The course objective is to provide the beginning screenwriter with the tools and information necessary to get started on a first-draft screenplay, the pages of which will be workshopped in class, beginning with the third session. This course is built on master-teacher Frank Daniel’s system of eight story sequences, spending each weekly session on deep analysis of a scene sequence from a film that offers something useful to learn…

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May 2020

Introduction to Writing for TV (Online)

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - June 9 @ 9:00 pm

6 sessions: Tuesdays, May 5-June 9, 7-9pm This unique course is designed for creative aspiring writers with no prior experience, as well as those with screenwriting experience, wishing to break into television writing. Learn in an interactive environment the basics of creating, writing, and presenting your first television script for both drama and/or comedy, including how to take your idea to the next step and create a complete half-hour or one-hour television script. The course will cover: The steps usually taken…

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Introduction to Cinema (Online)

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - June 23 @ 8:30 pm

8 sessions: Tuesdays, May 5-June 23, 7-8:30pm This online course utilizing the free Zoom meeting application will introduce students to the elements that create an extraordinary film. The course will feature narrative film lecture and discussion, readings, and viewings of classic films, plus easy DIY exercises to experiment with these concepts on your own camera or phone camera. We can promise you’ll never view movies the same after this class! The course will cover: Visual literacy – why images and…

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Advanced Screenwriting (Online)

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - June 24 @ 9:00 pm

8 sessions: Wednesdays, May 6-June 24, 7-9pm It’s been said, “Scripts aren’t written... they’re rewritten.” A quality rewrite can lift a script from pretty good to verygood... maybe even great. But how to get there? You’ve rewritten your script, and now you’ve got the killer opening you envisaged when you started… but somewhere in the middle, the power and the energy of your story noticeably sag, and the Big Finish toward which you were groping your way never quite materialized…

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World Cinema Immersion (Online)

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - June 25 @ 8:30 pm

8 sessions: Thursdays, May 7-June 25, 7-8:30pm This Zoom meeting app-based class will take students on a journey around the world through the films of different cultures, visiting a new country each week. We’ll study the specific aspects of that culture, the social change that influenced the selected film for viewing and how the cinema movement influenced the future of all films. There will be lecture and discussion, readings, film viewings, plus DIY exercises to do at home outside of…

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