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October 2020

Elements of Screenwriting

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - November 23 @ 9:00 pm

8 sessions: Mondays, October 5-November 23, 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 about structure and cinematic…

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Advanced Screenwriting

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - December 2 @ 9:00 pm

8 sessions: Wednesdays, October 7-December 2 (no class Nov. 25), 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…

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World Cinema Immersion

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - December 3 @ 9:00 pm

8 sessions: Thursdays, October 8-December 3 (no class Nov. 26), 7-9pm This online course takes 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 films for viewing, and how the cinema movement influenced the future of modern films. The class includes lecture, screenings, and engaging conversations. This fall’s journey will include stories from China, Sub…

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Short Documentary Production

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - November 18 @ 9:00 pm

6 sessions: Wednesdays, October 14-November 18, 6:30-9pm Make a short documentary from home! In this hands-on production course each student will produce and direct a short documentary film (6 minutes or less) using what you have: found footage and photographs, shot footage that doesn't include human subjects, footage shot from afar, interviews via internet, interviewees recording themselves, or you can create something that documents your current experience. The class covers pre-production, production, and post-production in documentary, and we'll apply the…

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Advanced Directing

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - November 30 @ 9:30 pm

7 sessions: Mondays, October 19-November 30, 7-9:30pm One of the most prominent positions in filmmaking, the director is the nexus of all creative decisions made during the creation of any feature film, television series, short, or documentary. Although every director relies on core tools, the expectations and challenges facing them vary greatly between projects and formats. Whether you’re just starting out or an established director, someone working in narrative filmmaking with an interest in documentaries, or vice versa, this course…

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