Okay, so we’re done with the most difficult assignment — The Synopsis. Once you finish the second most difficult assignment — The Sequence Outline,
you’ll look at yourself in the mirror and say: “I just finished two difficult screenwriting assignments. By George, if I’m not a screenwriter, I don’t know who is!”
Now, more helpful information on how to write a sequence outline:
Read this: THE SEQUENCE APPROACH.docx (this is the page I handed out in class)
This above is a nice sample written by British screenwriter Brian Robinson. (Note that you don’t have to indicate the location of your sequence or the theme in the header, next to sequence number. However, it would be great if you could indicated the problem, complication and resolution. But I won’t take points off if you don’t. You will get extra points if you do, though. Note that the resolution should be appropriate to that particular sequence. In lieu of problem, complication and resolution, you can indicate the Hero’s Journey steps. Again, it’s optional.)
You Assignment: Read the Avatar screenplay (Blackboard). And Vogler, pp. 117-155.
We’ll discuss both assignments, discuss the art of scene writing, watch some clips and do some in-class exercises.
See you Monday.