Writing for the Screen
Not available in 2023.
You might like to do Devising and Bringing a Script to Life on Jan 6 instead. See details in the Script to Screen page.
Writing for the Screen: How Stories Work
Introduction to screenwriting and how stories work: from developing ideas and storytelling concepts, premise, character, plot, conflict, theme, action and narrative, to pacing and the three act structure. Even experienced writers are constantly surprised by how difficult this task can be. Stories don’t fall fully formed from the heavens, they have to be built. This course will give you a practical series of tools and help you learn the nuts and bolts of how stories work. The skills you learn here will apply to writing short films, features, television and web series. Even if you don’t see yourself as a screenwriter, this course will give you an insight into the process that will enhance your viewing. It would also be an excellent introduction to the process for producers, directors, cinematographers and other crew members who want a greater understanding of story. Conducted by Chris Corbett (Scriptwriter Stingers, All Saints, The Secret Life Of Us, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Newton's Law. Chris has also written a number of short films including Fences and The Applicant - both of which were Tropfest finalists. He also wrote the web series Tinytown).
You might also like to come to the 5 Day Cinematography Intensive where participants, in groups and individually, make a series of short films.
9.30 am to 5.30 pm all days.
Filmmaking Summer School Certificate
Certificates will be awarded for all full courses.
The 2024 Filmmaking Summer School will be held at Dancehouse, 150 Princes St, Carlton North, Viv 3054 this year.
There is no accommodation available at the course.
A map & details of Dancehouse https://www.dancehouse.com.au, and how to get there, will be supplied with enrolment/welcome details.