Welcome — Screenwriting II / Spring 2014

January 2, 2014

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 on the Syllabus page in the sidebar and your grades in Grade Center. I will post class highlights, assignments and exercises on the Announcement Page (also known as Homepage).

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

The required text for this course is:  The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler. The book is availalbe at the Brooklyn College Bookstore:

718-951-5150 / http://brooklyn.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=25555

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 January 27th.

Alex Kustanovich