Mentor Workshop: Screenwriting 1
- Subject guarantor:
- Jan FLEISCHER
- Name of lecturer(s):
- Jan FLEISCHER
- Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Students will encounter the demands and needs of producing original creative material as script for film and moving image. Students will come to understand and appreciate the demands and responsibilities (emotional, social, artistic, political, economic, cultural) placed on them as writers. In short - writers write!
- Mode of study:
- Prerequisites and co-requisites:
- Course contents:
Creativity and the writer within the discipline of screenwriting and writing for the moving image. A practical approach to writing a short film, a feature treatment (including fully drafted acts) and a series of small exercises for use by cinematographers.
The course is focused on the writer as source, but also the writer as an artist acutely aware of the roles, needs, demands and opportunities presented by other art forms and their practitioners.
- Recommended or required reading:
(see individual units - some material will be presented in class as requiring immediate response)
- Assessment methods and criteria:
Attendance (50%) Production of unit exercise pieces (50%). Stated simply - students attend, and students write.
- Course web page:
1 Why write - Examinations of motivation, expression and reflection in the work of the screen writer. Launch of expected major outcomes (short film and treatment).
2 Present contexts for writers. Examination of present and historical contexts for writers within personal, social and economic contexts. Expected layouts.
3 Writing for screen 1 Writing for no dialogue. Camera as narrator. Camera as voyeur.
Screen as mask ? revelation or not?
4 Writing for screen 2 Writing monologue.
5 Writing for screen 3 Writing dialogue.
7 Defining Character 1
8 Landscape and environment as character and setting.
9 Structure and chronology.
10 Music as character.
11 Individual and group mentorship. Review of feature and treatment progress.
- Schedule for winter semester 2017/2018:
Room No. 133
Tue Wed Thu Fri Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel Mon 09:50–13:05 Jan FLEISCHER Room No. 133
- Schedule for summer semester 2017/2018:
- The schedule has not yet been prepared
- The subject is a part of the following study plans:
- Academy Preparation Program - Screenwriting (qualification subject)