Creating a "Bankable" Logline, Level 1
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Creating a "Bankable" Logline, Level 1

How to hypnotize an audience in 90 seconds with a logline that makes them beg for more. (Level 1)
5.0 (1 rating)
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Created by Thai Loe
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • To write a level 1 "bankable" logline with the critical minium elements.
  • To be technically proficient at crafting professional loglines.
  • To write a logline within a few minues.
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Requirements
  • Desire to write awesome loglines.
Description

A step-by-step framework for writing a basic logline. 


This course teaches the basics of developing a technically proficient logline.  This includes the three minimum components of a well-crafted logline, a protagonist, a desire line, and an obstacle. Then the course builds on these three components to enhance the logline by adding interest, a compelling desire, and a formidable obstacle.

After completing the course, a writer will be able to:

  • Develop an interesting logline from scratch in a few minutes.
  • Write a professional and technically proficient logline in about a sentence.
  • Have a method to brainstorm hundreds of variations of loglines within minutes.
  • Analyze a logline for the key minimum elements.

The bonus section teaches how to gauge genuine interest level from a listener when sharing a logline. 


This is the introductory course in a series of 5 courses that teaches logline writing mastery.  It will help you improve your logline writing skills so you can engage audiences in one to three sentences.  This will help you create a logline that is easy to share and gets people excited about your spec screenplay project. 


Who is the target audience?
  • Screenwriters
  • Aspiring Screenwriters
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
01:14:56
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Introduction
4 Lectures 10:27

An overview of the course content, framework, and outcome.

Preview 01:41

Introduction to Creating a "bankable" logline, Level 1.  

This introduction answers the question of what is a bankable logline.

Preview 03:27


A brief overview of the 5 levels of mastery of creating a "bankable" logline.

Preview 03:00
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How to Improve Your Success Rate
2 Lectures 06:26

The importance of making a commitment to your personal goals. 

The Commitment
04:29

Make a commitment to increase your odds of success.
Commit to Yourself
1 question

The importance of having focus as a writer and allowing creative brainstorming. 

Focus
01:57

Make an agreement with yourself to allow your creative side freedom to brainstorm and create without judgement.
Be a Rock
1 question
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The first draft logline
2 Lectures 22:03
The Logline Basics
13:50

Introduction to the three key elements:

  • Protagonist
  • Desire
  • Obstacle

First draft template and example.

Pro Tips and Exceptions.

Preview 08:13

Write your first rough draft of your logline using the template provided.
Logline Level 1, Exercise 1 - The Rough Draft
1 question
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Make them care...
1 Lecture 07:47

How to make your protagonist more interesting through character, conflict, characterization, and description. 

Exercise 2. Make your protagonist interesting
07:47

Updated your logline using the template provided.
Logline Level 1, Exercise 2 - An Interesting Protagonist
1 question
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Desire, the Driving Force
2 Lectures 16:14

Clarify the desire line through common goals with rooting interest. 

Exercise 3. Clarify your protagonist's desire
08:12

Update your logline using the template provided.
Logline Level 1, Exercise 3 - Clarify Desire
1 question

Make the desire line more compelling by looking at basic human needs and motivation. 

Exercise 4: Make the desire compelling to others
08:02

Update your logline using the template provided.
Logline Level 1, Exercise 4 - Make the Desire Compelling
1 question
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Big Bad Obstacles
2 Lectures 11:29

Clarify the main obstacle by identification and elaboration of the conflict narrative type. 

Exercise 5: Clarify the main obstacle
03:58

Update your logline using the template provided.
Logline Level 1, Exercise 5 - Clarify the Obstacle
1 question

Make the main obstacle more formidable through identification of power, control, violence, and other intimidation methods. 

Exercise 6. Make the obstacle formidable
07:31

Update your logline using the template provided.
Logline Level 1, Exercise 6 - Make the Obstacle Formidable
1 question
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How to Earn your Level 1 Creating a Bankable Logline Certificate
1 Lecture 00:26
Earn Your Certificate and Badge
00:26
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BONUS: How to Test Your Logline
1 Lecture 00:04
BONUS: Test Your Logline
00:04
About the Instructor
Thai Loe
5.0 Average rating
1 Review
2 Students
1 Course
Screenwriter, Producer, and Director

My sensei in Bujinkan said that a great teacher is one who can take a skill that requires 20 years to learn and teach it in 5 years.  Inspired by that concept, I create courses that I believe will shorten the time it takes to become a great, professional, and earning-a-living writer and movie maker.


I am a professional independent screenwriter, producer, director, and entrepreneur.  I produced several short films and my first feature film is in development this year (IMDb).  I am in my thesis year of earning an MFA in Professional Screenwriting from National University. 

I am a lifelong learner and love movies.  I studied screenwriting and filmmaking for over 20 years.  In fact, for longer than I worked in my first profession, Information Technology and Software Development.  


In the process, I:

     * Wrote, directed, produced, and acted in several short films.

     * Spent years writing feature screenplays -- and a few good ones.  Three in development.

     * Read hundreds of books on writing and making movies.

     * Attended seminars from gurus such as Robert McKee, John Truby, and David Freeman.

     * Currently in the thesis stage of my Master of Fine Arts in Professional Screenwriting.

     * Earned a bachelor degree in marketing, which I apply into screenwriting theory.

     * Earned a certificate in gamification, which I apply to creating engagement in story.   

     * Combined my expertise in IT, marketing, and gamification into story design. 

     * Learned to teach through experiential methods from a master of the form, Clinton Swaine.

     * Earned a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification while working in IT on multi-million and multi-billion dollar projects in the corporate world.   


I am a master curator of information.  Like many, I took the long path to becoming a professional screenwriter.  It started as a dream, then moved to a hobby, and now it is pivoting into a career.


And if I can pivot, then so can you!

 

Now that screenwriting and movie making is my career, my hobby is to teach others how to pivot into the field as well.  

My expertise is in analyzing large amounts of data (such as volumes of classes and books on screenwriting) and converting it into easy-to-learn systems.