Writing for the Screen
Not available in 2019
Writing for the Screen: How Stories Work
Introduction to screenwriting and how stories work: from developing ideas and storytelling concepts, premise, character, plot, conflict, theme, action and narrative, to pacing and the three act structure. Even experienced writers are constantly surprised by how difficult this task can be. Stories don’t fall fully formed from the heavens, they have to be built. This course will give you a practical series of tools and help you learn the nuts and bolts of how stories work. The skills you learn here will apply to writing short films, features, television and web series. Even if you don’t see yourself as a screenwriter, this course will give you an insight into the process that will enhance your viewing. It would also be an excellent introduction to the process for producers, directors, cinematographers and other crew members who want a greater understanding of story. Conducted by Chris Corbett (Scriptwriter Stingers, All Saints, The Secret Life Of Us, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Newton's Law. Chris has also written a number of short films including Fences and The Applicant - both of which were Tropfest finalists. He also wrote the web series Tinytown).
Thursday 4 January.
You might also like to come to the 5 Day Cinematography Intensive where participants, in groups and individually, make a series of short films.
9.30 am to 5.30 pm all days.
Filmmaking Summer School Certificate
Certificates will be awarded to 8 days Script to Screen course. Extra courses will be added if you attend more than the 8 days course.
The 2020 Filmmaking Summer School will be held at International House, The University of Melbourne, 241 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052241 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052.
Accommodation is available at the course.
A maps & details of International House and how to get there will be supplied with enrolment/welcome details.