Screenwriting--Visual Storytelling: From Short to Feature-Length Films
Spend a week in New York City learning about the foundations of screenwriting for short and feature-length films, while exploring the essential elements of visual storytelling. Start by analyzing the scripts of your favorite films to gain a deeper understanding of what makes them appealing and commercially viable. Take part in a writing workshop to solidify your ideas, collaborating with a professional screenwriter to develop vibrant characters and to gain experience honing your ear for authentic dialogue. Learn the fundamentals of screenwriting, including narrative arc, dialogue, and character development. Develop the first act of a feature-length screenplay and hear from guest speakers working in the City’s vibrant film industry. Gain a perspective of the movie industry as a whole and explore how the screenwriter fits into the entire filmmaking process—from first draft of the screenplay to delivery of the final product. The only prerequisite for this engaging and highly creative course is a love of movies. As a student enrolled in this class, you also will gain experience in analyzing films and scripts as a screenwriter.
You'll Walk Away with
- A draft of the first act of a feature-length screenplay
- An understanding of the fundamentals of screenwriting, including narrative arc, dialogue, and character development
- High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
- High school students interested in a career in screenwriting