Scriptwriting: Write a feature film script in 10 days
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Scriptwriting: Write a feature film script in 10 days

Write a movie screenplay quickly; practice screenwriting or do a first draft for rewriting /rewrite using final draft
4.5 (40 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
200 students enrolled
Created by Amal ALAGROOBI
Last updated 5/2020
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to come up with unique ideas for scripts
  • How to organise your story
  • Step-by-step process on writing a feature film script in 10 days
  • Be able to use Final Draft, Celtx or any other script writing/editing software.

'Write a feature film script in 10 days' is a course designed to make sure you churn out a 90-page, fictional script using final draft. Perhaps you've been working on something for years? Perhaps you've never finished your script, or maybe you don't know how to write a script at all but have wanted to try? This course is for you!

We don't delve much into character development, theme or dialogue, but we'll get a rough first draft done in just over a week.

I have been writing 90-120 minute films for 3 years now and I don't only write them for myself, but for Hollywood studios too. When I started out, I didn't think I could even complete 1 single script; but once I got the hang of the structure, terminology and most of all, when I practised, I was able to churn scripts out in 10 days or less!

Do you want to write a movie too? Use this course to help you write your drama, horror, action, sci-fi, romance, comedy or any other type of film.

What you will learn:

- How to create a compelling protagonist

- The three act structure

- The beat sheet

- How to write a logline to pitch your idea

- How to get ready to write a film script

You will also be guided through a step-by-step process of writing a script. I will be writing alongside you through each step, providing you with an example script that I will be writing:

- The first 10 pages

- The debate section

- The main part of the script

- The midpoint and moving through the second act.

- The denouement and the wind-down of the third act.

Anyone can write a script! Whether you're a beginner or have written scripts before, but want to pick up some speed and traction. This course is for you. By the end of this course, your script should be DONE.

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Who this course is for:
  • Filmmakers
  • Film Students
  • Scriptwriters hoping to get a feature film written
  • Writers curious about writing for film
Course content
Expand all 14 lectures 54:17
+ Introduction
1 lecture 01:50

This is an introductory lecture about who I am and what I'm here to teach you. You will benefit most from Final Draft Scriptwriting software - find the links to the resources below.

Preview 01:50
+ How to come up with unique and interesting ideas
3 lectures 14:11

You will pick your protagonist. Who is your main character? What makes them special/not special? How are they integral to the story? What job do they have?

Preview 06:30

All stories are about 5 things:

§ Win

§ Stop

§ Escape

§ Retrieve

§ Deliver

But where does this happen in the world? One location or several locations? Picking your situation and world will help you creatively piece a story together.

Preview 03:46

You should complete the longline of the script you want to write.

The importance of a logline
Write a logline!
Write a logline of your own
1 question
+ Structuring your story
3 lectures 08:15
The 3-act structure
The beat sheet

Watch a movie of the same genre you want and make notes.

Making your own beatsheet
Your assignment is to watch a movie of the same genre you want to make and make notes. By the end of this assignment, you should have either a 1-page beat sheet or a 1-page 3-act structure outline.
Watch a movie and make a beat sheet or outline
1 question
+ Writing the Script
6 lectures 28:58

The first 10-15 pages of your script. This is a more in depth section, ensure you have a tight 'pre-world' segment of your script. This section should take you up to the inciting incident and you should have the first segment done.

The first 10 pages

After completing this lecture, you should be ready to delve into the second act, having completed at least 25 pages of your script. You're nearly a third of the way done!

The debate (10 pages)

By the end of this section you should have finished the bulk of your script. Each scene should be moving the story forward. Your character should be living the adventure, encountering obstacles and over coming these obstacles in line with the genre of your script. These obstacles should be getting harder and worse.

Fun and games (30 pages)

You should reach the midpoint (something bad usually happens here) which is the counterpoint of the second act. This will leave your protagonist scarred and struggling through physically and emotionally while reaching their main goal.   This will take you to the end of the second act of your script.

Something bad happens (20 pages)

This will be the start of the third act of your script. And by the end of it, you will be 80% done with your script.

Character gives up but gets fresh idea (10 pages)

The last 10 pages of your script and the ending. By the end of this, you should be done with your script!

Wrap up time (10 pages)
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 01:03
Congratulations on finishing your script!