This course will introduce students to core screenwriting principles and techniques. Questions of thematic cohesiveness, plot construction, logical cause and effect, character behavior, dialogue, genre consistency and pace will be explored as students gain confidence in the form by completing a number of short screenplays. The course will illustrate and analyze the power of visual storytelling to communicate a story to an audience, and will guide students to create texts that serve as “blueprints” for emotionally powerful and immersive visual experiences. Final portfolio will include on short exercise and two short screenplays.

Application required

 

Faculty

Sections

C01 - Christina Lazaridi

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:50 p.m.

Instructor(s)

Christina Lazaridi

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