Inspirational Screenwriting. The #1 Screenwriting Course!
- 3 hours on-demand video
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- Certificate of Completion
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- By the end of this course, you will be able to sculpt a full length feature film screenplay.
- A spirited willingness to learn this wonderful craft to tell the story you were meant to tell. A laptop or pad-pen is just fine.
Paul Castro the original writer of the Warner Bros. hit movie, AUGUST RUSH.He is a produced, award winning screenwriter and world-renowned screenwriting professor. Success leaves clues and so do masterfully crafted screenplays that sell for millions of dollars.
20 brisk segments.
Professional screenwriting techniques
Plot development for the big screen
Creating compelling characters to attract movie stars
Structure to serve as the blueprint for your movie
Scene construction to evoke suspense
Sequence writing to manage an ensemble cast
Good movie idea to writing a great feature film screenplay!
And so much more!
Entertainment industry professionals celebrate Paul Castro:
“A truly inspirational experience. I left Paul Castro’s class more prepared.Invaluable!” Rick Rapoza. Sold his script for $500,000.
“What clearly resonates with me is Paul’s love for and dedication to his students and to storytelling. He is a composed and practical artist and teacher, yet highly imaginative in his approach.”Michael Eisner, Former CEO of The Walt Disney Company.
“Paul Castro teaches screenwriting from the inside out.”Richard Walter, UCLA Screenwriting Chairperson.
"Paul Castro is exceptionally skilled at his craft."Bill Badalato TOP GUN, MEN OF HONOR.
“Paul is one of the best screenwriters I’ve known in my 50 plus years of movie making.”Oscar winner, Shirley Maclaine
“RUNNING WITH GOD… Spectacular writing!”Oscar nominated Terrence Howard, IRONMAN, AUGUST RUSH.
“Paul Castro teaches with elegant style." Sean Astin, LORD OF THE RINGS.
“I was taken with his understanding of cinematic writing.”Ross Greenburg, Producer MIRACLE.
“Clear and concise offering aspiring screenwriters the tools necessary to go from baby screenwriter to working professional. I am forever grateful.”Yule Caise, HEROES
“Paul is simply one of the best I’ve worked with.”
Don Ranvaud, CITY OF GOD
- First time screenwriters and professionals will greatly benefit from this series.
Cinematic, dramatic, simple plot, complex characters, suspenseful!
This is the property and architectural home built before you start decorating. Feel wonderful about this as it is your story.
Movies are often given the green light and money because of story and movie stars. Your lead, your protagonist, needs a strong clear character that is both multidimensional and flawed. This will attract that star. Your protagonist is the key to a great story. Love your protagonist and the audience will too.
That character in opposition to your protagonist is the antagonist. The antagonist should be stronger than your protagonist as to add a layer of anxiety, urgency, and intensity to your story. Also known as a “heavy,” this good vs. evil dynamic will drive the conflict organically. Give us a great heavy and you have a great movie.
Group your character dynamics and story lines to make writing more manageable. To better manage multiple character dynamics you can simply outline the progression of just those scenes involving just those character groupings. Then once outlined, write just those scenes. Then when all is done, edit it all together with seamless transitions.
All movies come down to good news followed by bad news increasing with intensity and stakes as it progresses. Timeframe is the overall time period that your movie takes place over. Time lock is that time honored cinematic device that gives your movie a sense of urgency based on a deadline.