Welcome to Screenwriting II

August 11, 2013

Posted on: Sunday, August 11, 2013

Greetings and welcome!In this course we’ll examine the fundamentals of movie structure and its narrative components: story, character, action, dialogue, etc. We’ll discuss film genres and watch clips of popular (and not so popular) feature films. We’ll analyze scenes from the motion pictures and screenplays that are considered models of story structure. But most of all, we’ll do a lot of writing.

You can view the course syllabus and calendar in Course Information on the sidebar, and your grades in Grade Center. I will post class highlights, assignments and exercises on the Announcement Page (also known as Homepage). If Blackboard is down for maintenance and you’re a night owl, you’ll be able to view the class highlights on the web, at this address:  www.dramaticarc.wordpress.com.

PLEASE NOTE; All the assignments and exercises should be uploaded (by you) to the ASSIGNMENT page and your respective Group Folder. We’ll talk more about it in class.

The required texts for this course are:  Story, by Robert McKee,  and Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler. Both books are available at Shakespeare & Co. on Campus Road (see syllabus for address).

I  take attendance very seriously. So if you are unable to attend every class and come on time, please consider withdrawing from this course!

Looking forward to a great semester. See you on September 9th.

Alex Kustanovich