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FILM 150 - 01   Screenwriting

2019 Summer Quarter

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Career
Undergraduate
Grading
Student Option
Class Number
70616
Type
Seminar
Credits
5 units
General Education
PR-C
Status
Open
Available Seats
1
Enrollment Capacity
30
Enrolled
29
Wait List Capacity
0
Wait List Total
0

Description

Problems in writing for film and television are explored through the writing of original material and analysis of existing works. Various film genres, conventions, and styles, both fictional and nonfictional, are examined. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; priority given to students in the production concentration. Admission by application; application materials available during the last three weeks of preceding quarter. Students not in the production concentration but have completed the Entry Level Writing and Composition prerequisites may apply and will be considered if space is available. May be repeated for credit.

Enrollment Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Prerequisites waived for non-UCSC students.

Class Notes

Whether on the festival circuit or online, the short form remains a key medium to building a sustainable career in the entertainment industries. Short form screenwriting develops voice, hones craft, and showcases talent. This course will approach this calling-card medium through a classical story perspective within a workshop structure. Through assigned readings, in-class exercises, and assignments we will explore the foundations of storytelling – including character, plot-structures and theme. In-class exercises will include table reads as well as improvisational and collaborative writing techniques. In the first half of the course, students will write three short screenplays (3-7 pages). In the second half they will develop and re-write one of them with an eye towards a producible portfolio piece (3-15 pages).

Meeting Information

Days & Times Room Instructor Meeting Dates
MW 01:00PM-04:30PM J Baskin Engr 165 Welsh,K.A.
Stone,K.
06/24/19 - 07/26/19
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