MONDAYS, JAN 23-FEB 27, 7-10 PM + ONE SATURDAY TBA
Instructor: Kelley Baker
All of the great filmmakers started off writing and directing short films, from George Lucas to Gus Van Sant. They had a good reason: why try to hone your abilities as a screenwriter (and/or director) on a mammoth 120-page script when you can learn the principles and techniques—and demonstrate your talent—by writing something 15 pages or less? Bring your story ideas to this class and learn how to concept them and write them into something compelling and produceable. Even if you have a larger project in mind, this is an excellent place to start. Covering premise, character, story structure, dialogue, conflict and resolution, and proper screenplay formatting, the class seeks to inspire creative approaches while honoring classic storytelling structure. Students will write and turn in up to 10 pages every other week for extensive instructor critique and class discussion. The goal is for students to have a finished script in hand by the last class. Appropriate for both filmmakers who want to learn to write and writers who want to write for film.
PSU Credit (optional): $130.00 (if taken for 2 PSU credits)
More info and registration at: http://www.nwfilm.org/