SCRIPTWRITING

Duration
15h over 6 sessions

Workshop Fee
$390 (Eligible for use of SkillsFuture Credit)
If you wish to use SkillsFuture Credit for this workshop, please still complete a registration form via our website (scroll down to the end of this page). We will follow up via email to advise you on how to submit your claim through the SkillsFuture portal. 

Next Dates
2 May to 6 Jun 2019 (Group A), by Ric Aw (View Profile)
18 Jun to 23 Jul 2019 (Group B), by Ivan Tan (View Profile)

Course Description
A good story and script are the foundation of all successful films. Designed for the beginner screenwriter with little or no film or television experience, this workshop aims to build a solid foundation in screenwriting through a blend of lectures and writing exercises.

Taking the short film as a starting point, participants will learn about crafting their stories and ideas into screenplays with interesting characters and compelling plots. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the 3-act narrative structure, visual storytelling, and how to craft dialogue and characters for the screen. The learning experience is enhanced by online critique and discussion of writing exercises, in between class sessions. At the end of the workshop, each participant will have a completed first draft for a short film (up to 10 pages).

COURSE OVERVIEW

• What makes a good script
• Structure and elements of a screenplay
• Beats, outlines, treatments, synopses and loglines
• Reviewing short film clips
• Pitching exercise
• Set-up, exposition and backstory
• Themes • Visual storytelling
• Setting and character
• Reviewing films
• Plot developments, escalating conflict, stakes
• Writing compelling characters, dialogue and subtext
• Story and character arcs
• Set ups/pay offs, causality
• Sequences
• Pacing, rhythm
• Climax
• Resolution, denouement, deus ex machina
• How to rewrite, generate new ideas and receive critique
• Exercises to improve writing

Workshop fee:
$390 (Eligible for use of SkillsFuture Credit)

If you wish to use SkillsFuture Credit for this workshop, please still complete a registration form via our website (scroll down to the end of this page). We will follow up via email to advise you on how to submit your claim through the SkillsFuture portal. 

 

SCHEDULE

Dates:

Group A – 2 May to 6 Jun 2019
By Ric Aw (Instructor Profile)
This workshop takes place over six sessions as follows totalling 15h of instruction time.

#1 Thurs 2 May 7.30pm to 10pm
#2 Thurs 9 May 7.30pm to 10pm
#3 Thurs 16 May 7.30pm to 10pm
#4 Thurs 23 May 7.30pm to 10pm
#5 Thurs 30 May 7.30pm to 10pm
#6 Thurs 6 Jun 7.30pm to 10pm

Group B – 18 Jun to 23 Jul 2019
By Ivan Tan (Instructor Profile)
This workshop takes place over six sessions as follows totalling 15h of instruction time.

#1 Tues 18 Jun 7.30pm to 10pm
#2 Tues 25 Jun 7.30pm to 10pm
#3 Tues 2 Jul 7.30pm to 10pm
#4 Tues 9 Jul 7.30pm to 10pm
#5 Tues 16 Jul 7.30pm to 10pm
#6 Tues 23 Jul 7.30pm to 10pm