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Screenwriting Fundamentals: Feature Films
Sat, 8 Jul 2017, 10:00 – Sun, 9 Jul 2017, 17:00 BST
Screenwriting Fundamentals: Feature Films.
An intensive two day workshop providing a thorough overview of the key narrative elements to consider when writing a feature film.
This workshop is suitable for those looking to write a feature length project. This includes those wanting to write original ‘spec’ scripts, writers looking to adapt from other forms and writers looking to approach a new draft of an existing screenplay.
The workshop will include an opportunity to discuss feature project ideas and will contain writing exercises for participants to incorporate into their process.
Day 1 Morning.
A. Effective Outlining.
The subject your story is going to explore.
Your point of view on that subject.
Extending theme to build a strong premise for a screenplay.
Day 1. Afternoon.
D. Building a Character.
Conflict and contradiction.
Internal and External conflict.
Sociology, Psychology, Physicality.
Developing meaningful backstory.
Day 2. Morning.
Beats, Scenes, Sequences and Acts.
Case study sequence breakdown of a feature film beginning to end.
Case study break down of scenes.
Day 2. Afternoon.
Strategies and exercises for developing subtext including it's relationship to dialogue and action.
G. Moving forward.
Developing a strategy for script development.