How to Write a Great Script with Final Draft 10
What you'll learn
- Turn an idea into a story outline
- Organize a story using Final Draft
- Write and edit a screenplay using Final Draft
- Track changes in a screenplay using Final Draft
- Share and collaborate on a screenplay online using Final Draft
- A copy of Final Draft 10 on a PC or Macintosh
- (Earlier versions of Final Draft can also work but this course covers some features only available in Final Draft 10. In addition, the user interface of Final Draft 10 looks slightly different from the user interface of earlier versions of Final Draft)
- You should feel comfortable using a PC or Macintosh at a beginner's level
Dreaming about writing a screenplay?
Have you ever watched a movie and thought, "I could do better than that!"
Maybe you’ve got a vision, some inspiration, and a handful of great ideas, but you just don't know how to get started?
Or maybe, you have a copy of Final Draft but found it too complicated and intimidating. Yet you know it could help you turn your great ideas into a great screenplay, but you just need a little help so you'll feel comfortable.
Or, maybe you’ve already written a novel and want to convert it into a screenplay to see your story up on the big screen?
Either way, you’re here because you want to make something BRILLIANT and LIFE CHANGING.
Then congratulations!! I wrote "How to Write a Great Script with Final Draft" just for you.
Final Draft is THE screenwriting word processor used in Hollywood today. All the pros use Final Draft. Shouldn't you?
Check out what James Cameron (writer/director/producer of "Titanic," "Avatar," Terminator") had to say about Final Draft:
- "You can't win a race without a champion car. Final Draft is my Ferrari."
Robert Zemeckis (writer/director/producer of "Back to the Future," "Forrest Gump," and "The Polar Express") says this:
- “The intuitive ease of Final Draft allows the writer to focus on what’s truly important – story.”
Ben Stiller (actor/writer/producer of "Zoolander," Tropic Thunder," and "Night at the Museum") says:
- "Final Draft is the only screenwriting software I have ever used, and it is the only one I ever will use. I owe ALL my success to Final Draft. Period. End of story."
What does all this mean for you?
- You can write a screenplay!
- You can start a new career!
- You can achieve your dream!
So why should you take MY course?
I’m Wallace Wang, author of dozens of books including "Microsoft Office For Dummies," "Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computing," and "Steal This Computer Book." I've spent a lifetime demystifying computers and software to make them easy to understand for the average person.
In addition, I've also written "The 15-Minute Movie Method," Writing Scenes for Screenplays," and "How to Write a Great Script with Final Draft." All of these books distill the knowledge I've accumulated from studying movies from classics such as "Casablanca" and "It's a Wonderful Life" to modern day blockbusters such as "WALL-E," "Pulp Fiction," and "Die Hard." Just look at some of these quotes about my screenwriting books:
***** Amazing book! Broke stuff down in such a clear way with lots and lots of examples. Worth having in your reference library as a writer. J. Carrie
***** I absolutely love this book. He drills the concepts in with a repetitive style that at first I thought would be annoying but instead it has been the best way to come away with a working knowledge of the material. He uses lots of examples from movies I've actually seen. Literally transformed the way I'm writing now. S. Johnson
But enough about me! What about YOU?
My guess is you’re looking for a change in your life. Start a new career? Chase a long cherished dream? Change the world with your ideas?… Am I right?
Yes, this course is absolutely for YOU. Whatever stage you’re at.
Beginner? No problem. We start with the basics. Already a writer? Good. This is the perfect refresh of your skills.
You’ll not only learn how to use Final Draft, but you'll also understand why you want to use certain features as well. In addition, you'll learn how to turn a great idea into a structured story, and then use Final Draft to help you organize your ideas and write them down as a polished, perfectly formatted screenplay.
By using popular movie examples along with short videos that focus on one feature at a time, you'll learn at your own pace whenever it's convenient for you. Best of all, it won't even feel like work because you'll get to watch all your favorite movies to help reinforce each lesson. How awesome is that?
Imagine how you’ll feel after seeing your ideas turn into a fully structured story. Then you'll know exactly which features of Final Draft to turn your story into a great screenplay!
Help when YOU need it
Need help? You got it. I'm here to answer your questions. Just hop on email or the Udemy forums and we’ll get back to you. Simple. Got a suggestion for making a lesson better? I want your feedback. This course is for everyone who wants to dream big and that includes you.
“OK, I’m sold – what do I need to get started?”
- Your brain, this course and a Windows or Macintosh computer
- A copy of Final Draft 10 or later
- A desire to learn and a belief in yourself
Don’t forget, there's always a 30-day money back guarantee if you’re not completely happy.
Who is the target audience?
- Anyone wanting to write a screenplay
- People who already own a copy of Final Draft and want to take advantage of all its features
- Anyone who wants to tell a great story
You really have nothing to lose!
Remember, you can achieve any dream, but you absolutely must take that first step. Click that Buy Now button… and let’s begin your adventure today!
Who this course is for:
- Aspiring screenwriters who want to get comfortable using Final Draft
- Aspiring screenwriters who want to know how to turn a good idea into a structured outline
I love watching movies, and I love analyzing and studying them even more. As the author of more than a dozen books including "Microsoft Office For Dummies," I enjoy explaining complex topics in simple language that anyone can understand.
My goal is to identify the key ingredients that separates a great movie from a good (or even bad) movie, and share my ideas with other aspiring screenwriters and story tellers. By combining my experience in computers with writing, I hope to teach others how to use technology to help them turn raw ideas into finely crafted stories that the whole world will want to enjoy.
Life is too short, so dream big and turn your own life into the fairy-tale happy ending that everyone deserves. My goal is to help you achieve your dream. Together, we can help each other change the world for the better and it all starts with believing you can make a difference.