Course Outline Week 1 Tuesday: Introduction to course, syllabus, and course materials. HOMEWORK- Watch a movie of choice along with reading its screenplay. Begin to think of ideas for script.
Thursday: Discuss homework. Overview of terms and lingo of screen writing are reviewed.
HOMEWORK- Write storyline for script, must be about ½ page in length. Week 2 Tuesday: Discuss homework. Class critique of storylines. How to set-‐up pages for a script.
HOMEWORK- Begin first two pages of script. Watch a Horror film, write a 1 pages review of film.
Thursday: Homework discussion. How movies are made. HOMEWORK- Watch a Romance film, 1 page review. Continue to add two more pages of script.
Week 3 Tuesday: Discuss homework. Review for the Midterm Exam next week! HOMEWORK- Study for Midterm! Continue to write two more pages of script. Thursday: Midterm Exam. Screenwriters and Directors. HOMEWORK- Watch a TV show, any episode of choice, 1 pages review. Two more pages of script.
Week 4 Tuesday: Homework discussion. Novelist and Screenwriters. HOMEWORK- Watch a Romantic comedy, 1 pages review. Two more pages to script. Thursday: Homework discussion. How to Bind a script. HOMEWORK- Watch a Foreign film, 1 page review. Two more pages to script. Week 5 Tuesday: Homework discussion. Life after the script. HOMEWORK- Watch a children’s film, 1 pages review. Two more pages of script., due in 1 week!
Thursday: Homework discussion. Review of previous classes. All missed assignments due next class!
HOMEWORK- Work on wrapping up script and any missed work assignments. Week 6 Tuesday: Discuss Extra Credit assignments. Review for Final Exam. HOMEWORK- Study for Final Exam! Final scripts due next class! Thursday: Final Exam. Class critique of scripts.
Published on Apr 21, 2011