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Screenwriting

Education | 29 Episodes | 5+

CONTENT LANGUAGE
English

This introductory class will take you through the screenwriting process and its different elements: Premise, Theme, Story, Character and Structure. You will understand what writing a screenplay entails and the difference between writing a novel and screenplay.

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Module 1 - IMPORTANCE OF STORYTELLING
11:12

Module 1 - IMPORTANCE OF STORYTELLING

This introductory class will take you through the screenwriting process and its different elements: Premise, Theme, Story, Character and Structure. You will understand what writing a screenplay entails and the difference between writing a novel and screenplay.

Module 1 - MODE OF TELLING STORIES
11:07

Module 1 - MODE OF TELLING STORIES

This introductory class will take you through the screenwriting process and its different elements: Premise, Theme, Story, Character and Structure. You will understand what writing a screenplay entails and the difference between writing a novel and screenplay.

Module 1 - PREMISE
09:39

Module 1 - PREMISE

This introductory class will take you through the screenwriting process and its different elements: Premise, Theme, Story, Character and Structure. You will understand what writing a screenplay entails and the difference between writing a novel and screenplay.

Module 1 - RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE WRITER AND DIRECTOR
10:33

Module 1 - RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE WRITER AND DIRECTOR

This introductory class will take you through the screenwriting process and its different elements: Premise, Theme, Story, Character and Structure. You will understand what writing a screenplay entails and the difference between writing a novel and screenplay.

Module 1 - RECAP
06:09

Module 1 - RECAP

This introductory class will take you through the screenwriting process and its different elements: Premise, Theme, Story, Character and Structure. You will understand what writing a screenplay entails and the difference between writing a novel and screenplay.

Module 2 - How to write a story
14:10

Module 2 - How to write a story

In simple words, this class will teach you how to write a story. You will learn about different elements of a good screenplay and look at different processes that go into writing it, thereby making it a compelling film. This class will teach you to think like a screenplay writer.

Module 2 - How to create a character
10:12

Module 2 - How to create a character

In simple words, this class will teach you how to write a story. You will learn about different elements of a good screenplay and look at different processes that go into writing it, thereby making it a compelling film. This class will teach you to think like a screenplay writer.

Module 2 - Development of Plot
12:47

Module 2 - Development of Plot

In simple words, this class will teach you how to write a story. You will learn about different elements of a good screenplay and look at different processes that go into writing it, thereby making it a compelling film. This class will teach you to think like a screenplay writer.

Module 2 - RECAP
06:42

Module 2 - RECAP

In simple words, this class will teach you how to write a story. You will learn about different elements of a good screenplay and look at different processes that go into writing it, thereby making it a compelling film. This class will teach you to think like a screenplay writer.

Module 3 - How to make your character interesting
25:00

Module 3 - How to make your character interesting

In this class, you will learn about character development, an important part of creating believable fictional characters. You will learn what makes for an interesting character and how you can make the audience resonate with them.

Module 3 - Where to start - Plot or character
08:15

Module 3 - Where to start - Plot or character

In this class, you will learn about character development, an important part of creating believable fictional characters. You will learn what makes for an interesting character and how you can make the audience resonate with them.

Module 3 -  Antagonist and Secondary Characters
15:16

Module 3 - Antagonist and Secondary Characters

In this class, you will learn about character development, an important part of creating believable fictional characters. You will learn what makes for an interesting character and how you can make the audience resonate with them.

Module 3 -  RECAP
06:06

Module 3 - RECAP

In this class, you will learn about character development, an important part of creating believable fictional characters. You will learn what makes for an interesting character and how you can make the audience resonate with them.

Module 4 - Conflict
46:59

Module 4 - Conflict

In this class, you will learn about conflict, the trials and tribunals of the protagonist. In every narrative, conflict is the key element that provides interest, tension and suspense, while also helping the protagonist transform himself/herself. This class will analyse the importance of this ingredient in a story.

Module 5 - SCREENPLAY STRUCTURE
17:13

Module 5 - SCREENPLAY STRUCTURE

In this class, we will be talking about the structure of a screenplay. The structure is defined as the arrangement of the story elements into a specific order to evoke the perfect response in the audience. It is the chronological design of highs and lows, conflict and resolution etc. in the story.

Module 5 - HOW TO STRUCTURE A SCREENPLAY
23:36

Module 5 - HOW TO STRUCTURE A SCREENPLAY

In this class, we will be talking about the structure of a screenplay. The structure is defined as the arrangement of the story elements into a specific order to evoke the perfect response in the audience. It is the chronological design of highs and lows, conflict and resolution etc. in the story.

Module 5 - RECAP
04:32

Module 5 - RECAP

In this class, we will be talking about the structure of a screenplay. The structure is defined as the arrangement of the story elements into a specific order to evoke the perfect response in the audience. It is the chronological design of highs and lows, conflict and resolution etc. in the story.

Module 6 - SCENE DESIGN AND DIALOGUE
29:31

Module 6 - SCENE DESIGN AND DIALOGUE

In this class, we’re going to learn how to break the script down into smaller divisions, i.e. scenes and dialogues, and treat each part individually.

Module 6 - UNDERSTANDING SCENE DESIGN - SET-UP - GODFATHER
25:19

Module 6 - UNDERSTANDING SCENE DESIGN - SET-UP - GODFATHER

In this class, we’re going to learn how to break the script down into smaller divisions, i.e. scenes and dialogues, and treat each part individually.

Module 6 - UNDERSTANDING SCENE DESIGN - INTRODUCTION TO A CHARACTER - CHARULATA
27:27

Module 6 - UNDERSTANDING SCENE DESIGN - INTRODUCTION TO A CHARACTER - CHARULATA

In this class, we’re going to learn how to break the script down into smaller divisions, i.e. scenes and dialogues, and treat each part individually.

Module 6 - UNDERSTANDING SCENE DESIGN - RESOLVING SUBPLOT - SIXTH SENSE
24:47

Module 6 - UNDERSTANDING SCENE DESIGN - RESOLVING SUBPLOT - SIXTH SENSE

In this class, we’re going to learn how to break the script down into smaller divisions, i.e. scenes and dialogues, and treat each part individually.

Module 7 - UNDERSTANDING DIALOGUE WRITING
17:59

Module 7 - UNDERSTANDING DIALOGUE WRITING

In this class, we will learn the last step of completing the screenplay – inserting dialogues. Unlike structure and design, dialogue is the only thing each audience member will definitely notice. It can make or break your film. This class will examine dialogue writing with a few examples.

Module 7 - USING DIALOGUE TO REVEAL CHARACTER AND INFORMATION-011
33:33

Module 7 - USING DIALOGUE TO REVEAL CHARACTER AND INFORMATION-011

In this class, we will learn the last step of completing the screenplay – inserting dialogues. Unlike structure and design, dialogue is the only thing each audience member will definitely notice. It can make or break your film. This class will examine dialogue writing with a few examples.

Module 8 - Analysis of Short Film
01:01:48

Module 8 - Analysis of Short Film

In this class, we’re going to take a well written short film and trace all the different elements of screenplay we’ve learnt about so far. We’ll discuss how everything comes together to form a complete narrative. The example that we’re taking is the first film that Claude Berri wrote in 1964. It is a short film called LE POULET, the chicken.

Module 9 - RELEVANCE OF MYTHOLOGY
18:38

Module 9 - RELEVANCE OF MYTHOLOGY

This class will be split into two. The topic will be the hero’s journey and we will be discussing screenplay on a more philosophical level. In this class, we’ll discuss Joseph Campbell’s concept of the hero’s journey, based on the book, “A hero with a thousand faces”. This concept discusses the pattern of narrative or character graph that every lead character is found to follow across cultures and time.

Module 9 - HERO_S JOURNEY-I
35:41

Module 9 - HERO_S JOURNEY-I

This class will be split into two. The topic will be the hero’s journey and we will be discussing screenplay on a more philosophical level. In this class, we’ll discuss Joseph Campbell’s concept of the hero’s journey, based on the book, “A hero with a thousand faces”. This concept discusses the pattern of narrative or character graph that every lead character is found to follow across cultures and time.

Module 9 - HERO_S JOURNEY - II
23:29

Module 9 - HERO_S JOURNEY - II

This class will be split into two. The topic will be the hero’s journey and we will be discussing screenplay on a more philosophical level. In this class, we’ll discuss Joseph Campbell’s concept of the hero’s journey, based on the book, “A hero with a thousand faces”. This concept discusses the pattern of narrative or character graph that every lead character is found to follow across cultures and time.

Module 9 - HERO_S JOURNEY - III
22:20

Module 9 - HERO_S JOURNEY - III

This class will be split into two. The topic will be the hero’s journey and we will be discussing screenplay on a more philosophical level. In this class, we’ll discuss Joseph Campbell’s concept of the hero’s journey, based on the book, “A hero with a thousand faces”. This concept discusses the pattern of narrative or character graph that every lead character is found to follow across cultures and time.

Module 9 - HERO_S JOURNEY - IV
16:50

Module 9 - HERO_S JOURNEY - IV

This class will be split into two. The topic will be the hero’s journey and we will be discussing screenplay on a more philosophical level. In this class, we’ll discuss Joseph Campbell’s concept of the hero’s journey, based on the book, “A hero with a thousand faces”. This concept discusses the pattern of narrative or character graph that every lead character is found to follow across cultures and time.

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