Mentor Workshop: Screenwriting 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311MWS2 ZK 5 4/W English summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Autumn classes are structured as an introduction to screenwriting basics and the writing process in general. During every lesson we reflect on our work in progress and/or discuss any related topics. Short script of each student will be consulted in depth at the end of the semester.

In spring there is time to consult, reflect and/or work together with directors, therefore the syllabus can vary according to the actual situation.

Mode of study

Seminar

Prerequisites and co-requisites

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Course contents

  1. DIALOGUE IN PRACTICE

What is useful to bear in mind while writing a dialogue.

  1. TOOLS OF A SCREENWRITER

Telegraphing, dangling cause, dramatic irony, dramatic tension.

  1. STEP OUTLINE/ TREATMENT/ SYNOPSIS

How to write a step outline, treatment, synopsis?

  1. GROUP WORK

Learning in practice – scene, character, dialogue – based on a written piece of students.

  1. THE HEROES JOURNEY

Another perspective on building a story.

  1. GROUP WORK

Learning in practice – scene, character, dialogue – based on a written piece of students.

  1. SAVE THE CAT

Another perspective on building a story.

  1. GROUP WORK

Learning in practice – scene, character, dialogue – based on a written piece of students.

  1. DAN HARMON STORY CIRCLE

Another perspective on building a story

  1. PRESENTATION – HOW TO PRESENT YOUR WORK IN A WRITTEN FORM?

Tagline, logline and how to make a good presentation of your ideas.

  1. THE ARCHETYPES

Who are they?

  1. THE ANTAGONIST

Who is he or she? How to make her/ him even scarier?

  1. THE SPECIFICS OF COMEDY

Can you learn to be funny?

  1. GROUP WORK

Learning in practice – scene, character, dialogue – based on a written piece of students.

Recommended or required reading

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Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance (50%) Production of unit exercise pieces (50%). Stated simply - students attend, and students write.

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Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

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