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Writing for the stage, screen and internet- from radio plays to webisodes, a complete course on script production.

Course will Run 6 weeks- FAIR WARNING- THIS IS A WRITING CLASS SO I WILL EXPECT YOU TO WRITE- In order to prevent SKIMMI
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Writing for the stage, screen and internet- from radio plays to webisodes, a complete course on script production.

Course will Run 6 weeks- FAIR WARNING- THIS IS A WRITING CLASS SO I WILL EXPECT YOU TO WRITE- In order to prevent SKIMMI
1 reviews

Course will Run 6 weeks-

FAIR WARNING- THIS IS A WRITING CLASS SO I WILL EXPECT YOU TO WRITE-

In order to prevent SKIMMING I have limited the lectures that I have poured my soul into -  So the answer is No. you can't just jump to the section you are interested in.. OH THE HORROR- It's just like school- you have to learn the alphabet BEFORE you start reading Lacan.   If you work hard, I will work hard for you. 

SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:

Week 1- Radio Plays: We will be examining Radio Scripts from the Golden Age, Learning to make Script Boards, Learn about Editing and Sound Effects

Week 2- Writing for the Stage: We will examine various types of theatre- Realism, Naturalism, Minimalism, Absurdism, and so forth. Looking at different scripts staging methods, and examining the process from script to stage 

Week 3-Writing For Television: We will look at different Series and how they are structured- will mostly focus on modern drama and science fiction, some action and comedy as well - Its Always Sunny, Deadwood, Buffy, Firefly, Breaking Bad, Justified, Louie, Seinfeld. Treme, Caprica,

Week 4- Writing for the Screen: With movies, format is the Key, there will be required reading for this section as the only way to write for the Film Industry is to understand its language- Films have a very specific story arc and plot points.

Week 5- Writing Webisodes

Looking at some popular web series, such as The Guild, Dr. Horrible, and others.

Week 6- Final Projects- By now the student should have had a chance to find their footing somewhat , the last week will be spent writing either the first ten pages of a film, the first act of a play, the first act of a television series, a full webisode or full radio drama


    • Over 20 lectures and 31 hours of content!

CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    Chapter 1- Intro to Radio
  • 1
    Lecture 1 Week 1- Radio Drama Basics
    14 slides
    How to write radio drama, genres, stereotypes, sound effects and assignment 1
  • 2
    Lecture 1 Week 1 Continued - Rules of Dialogue
    14 slides
    How to write dialogue
  • 3
    Lecture 2 Week 1- Sound Editing Section 1:3
    7 slides
    Open Source Cross Platform Editors, and some tips.
  • SECTION 2:
    Source Material for Radio
  • 4
    LESSON ONE SOURCE MATERIAL part 1 (UPDATED) 2-2-11
    27:28
    Burns and Allen guest staring Jack Benny
  • 5
    Source Material Lesson 1 part 2 (updated 2-2-11)
    26:04
    Inner Sanctum- A corpse for Halloween 10-31-49
  • 6
    Source Material Lesson 1 part 3 (updated 2-2-11)
    29:08
    The Shadow, FIRST SHOW 9-26-1937
  • 7
    Source Material Lesson 1 part 4 (updated 2-2-11)
    24:19
    Lux Radio Theatre, Humphrey Bogart - The Maltese Falcon
  • 8
    Source Material Lesson 2- The Jerry Rosenberg Radio Hour
    46 pages
    Script for hour long variety show written by students
  • 9
    It Came From Beyond The Winter of Our Discontent
    16 pages
    Source Material for Lecture 2
  • SECTION 3:
    Theatre
  • 10
    Week 2 Lecture 2.1- Modes of Theatre
    12 slides
    Exploration of different schools of theatre in the 20th century
  • SECTION 4:
    Source Material: Theatre
  • 11
    The Theatre of Cruelty- First Manifesto. Antonin Artaud
    Text
      The Theater of Cruelty (First Manifesto) By Antonin Artaud We cannot go on prostituting the idea of theater whose only value is in its excruciating, magical relation to reality and danger. Put in this way, the question of the theater ought to arouse general attention, the implication being that th…
  • 12
    Some Important Playwrights and Directors
    Text
    The Father of the Avant Guarde (surprise- it was created in Poland NOT France- SUCK IT DADDA!) Of note, Witkacy was dear friends with the  founder of Cultural Anthropology- Bronislaw Malinowski They eventually had a falling out, but their corrospondance is available for further research into their c…
  • 13
    Towards A Poor Theatre - Grotowski
    7 pages
  • 14
    The Eleven Comedies , Volume 1 Aristophanes
    628 pages
  • 15
    The Eleven Comedies , Volume 2 Aristophanes
    760 pages
  • SECTION 5:
    Intro to Television and the WGA
  • 16
    Week 3 Television Writing - Guide to Writing by WGA and RULES of working with WGA and BASIC SCRIPT WRITING
    Text
    I have always been a theatre and academy type of guy. Though I do believe that dramatic television is finally hitting its stride,  it would probably be better for you  to hear about the industry from the Guild that runs it. The WGA West.  I have provided two links directly to some source material on…
  • SECTION 6:
    Source Material for TV
  • 17
    Source Material TV WRITING Firefly Bushwhacked
    57 pages
    Firefly Script. Again. This is provided as learning material, you are permitted to Download 1 copy only. Do not distribute.
  • 18
    Arrested Development Pilot
    39 pages
    DO NOT DISTRIBUTE
  • 19
    Justified 1x01 Pilot
    66 pages
    DO NOT DISTRIBUTE
  • 20
    Twin Peaks 1x01 Traces To Nowhere
    60 pages
    DO NOT DISTRIBUTE

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