Course will Run 6 weeks-
Week 1- Radio Plays: We will be examining Radio Scripts from the Golden Age, Learning to make Script Boards, Learn about Editing and Sound Effects
Section 1.1 Radio Drama- email for package download information
Week 2- Writing for the Stage: We will examine various types of theatre- Realism, Naturalism, Minimalism, Absurdism, and so forth. Looking at different scripts staging methods, and examining the process from script to stage
Week 3-Writing For Television: We will look at different Series and how they are structured- will mostly focus on modern drama and science fiction, some action and comedy as well - It's Always Sunny, Deadwood, Buffy, Firefly, Breaking Bad, Justified, Louie, Seinfeld. Treme, Caprica,
Week 4- Writing for the Screen: With movies, format is the Key, there will be required reading for this section as the only way to write for the Film Industry is to understand its language- Films have a very specific story arc and plot points.
Week 5- Writing Webisodes: Looking at some popular web series, such as The Guild, Dr. Horrible, and others.
Week 6- Final Projects- By now the student should have had a chance to find their footing somewhat , the last week will be spent writing either the first ten pages of a film, the first act of a play, the first act of a television series, a full webisode or full radio drama
Class Limited to 12 students per session.
FIRST SESSION IS FULL!
All Class Material and Lectures will Be Available @
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Class will run for 6 weeks and start as soon as we reach 12 students- All materials will be made available for download through either my website, or will be emailed out in zip files.
I will be recording some lectures and making script packages and information about where to download open source video and sound editors.
There will be at least two lectures per week, at least an hour a piece, followed by a few writing exercises and directed readings. I will have daily office hours and once everyone is enrolled our first task will be to find a time when we can all be on-line for an hour for workshops.
I will record some lectures, but depending on peoples schedules, I doubt we will be live. However I will have daily "office hours" where I will be available to talk with students and I will try to arrange Sunday night meet ups.
I Have written over a dozen full length plays, most of which have been produced. I also used to teach radio drama and creative imagination at a very large state college. You want to know more, ask, I don't want to sit here and stroke myself.