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Screenwriting

Writing scripts for film requires tools and abilities that cross disciplines: an eye for visual composition, an ear for dialogue, a mind for structure, and an insight into human behavior. Students in this course will progress from an introduction to the written screenplay, with its ability to evoke a world in an incredibly efficient format, through character sketches, scene writing, and outlines, to a final project of a first draft of at least the first act of a feature film as well as a detailed outline for the entire film. The course will also analyze the structure of films using classic and current movies as guides, and include working a visit by a film professional as well as field trips to see new films in the theater. Throughout the course students will learn to give and take constructive criticism in a writing workshop, a crucial skill for the collaborative world of film.

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Session One
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Accepting Waitlist Applications
Grade(s)
9-11
at the time of application
Age(s)
14-17
on the first day of session