Learn How I Write A Movie Script within a Month
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Learn How I Write A Movie Script within a Month

A way to easily write movie scripts by using logic more than creativity
4.9 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
80 students enrolled
Created by Tommy Mertell
Last updated 11/2015
English
Price: $20
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will be able to format a novel to a screenplay.
  • Students will be able to have the necessary items that are considered standard for submitting a screenplay to an agent or director in the industry.
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Requirements
  • All you need to know in order to take this course is how to write creatively.
  • This course utilizes Microsoft Word 2010, but CeltX is referenced as a free screenplay writing tool.
Description

This course is a complementary course to the How I Write a Novel within a month, but it is its own course. Taking the other course will simply benefit you more. In this course, we will go over taking an idea, creating a page summary from the idea, creating a Treatment from that page summary, and turning that Treatment into a full-fledged screenplay. This is a no-nonsense course that has a ton of information packed into a small amount of time. By the end of this course, a student will be able to take practically anything they want and turn it into a working screenplay. Once we're done making and formatting a screenplay, I show you how to make a query letter, which is how you'll get an agent or a director to look at your screenplay to make it in a movie. These are industry standard methods of stepping your literary foot into Hollywood.

Not only do I cover the entire Screenplay Creation Process(not a software), but I give helpful tips on how to avoid getting that nasty writer's block. I also talk about the different types screenplays beyond the basic dialogue screenplays and how to draw on the inspiration of the screenplay writers that have come before to solve problems you're currently having.

If you're new to the industry and want to quickly learn pretty much everything there is to learn about screenplay writing, then this is the course for you. I have been professionally ghostwriting screenplays for years and have even had the pleasure of watching my hidden works come out on the big screen. I have never written a screenplay that I took credit for and I don't mind that, because ghostwriting has the benefit of short-term risk, which means so long as the client likes it I still get paid.

This course goes from literally nothing, to a full-fledge screenplay and a query letter. I walk you through each step and real life reasons why certain things are done a certain way, like why filler characters are put into the character summary when they're not that important. So, come on in and let's write a screenplay.

Who is the target audience?
  • Professional Screenplay writers will find nothing new here.
  • Those who have trouble with basic English grammar should not take this course.
  • Those who are looking for a get rich quick scheme should look elsewhere.
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Script Part 1
17:31

Script Part 2
14:07

Query Letter and Helpful Tips
06:32

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About the Instructor
Tommy Mertell
4.2 Average rating
119 Reviews
4,066 Students
4 Courses
Ghost Writer and Ruby Web Developer

I am a Freelance Developer with more than 10 years of experience, having started in Web Development when MySpace was still popular and 2D graphics were the kings of free gaming. I am also an Author of a few novels and a Ghost Writer for more novels than I can account for. From developing websites to making video games, there's not a coding object that I haven't done before. I have worked with Victor Bastos on his OnClick Academy platform and am CTO of the SQRent start-up, a platform that believes experience is more important than just a fancy piece of paper. I participate on CodeEval for fun, when I'm not working or helping others with web development. I came on Udemy to provide a way for others to seek out my help and I very much enjoy helping others, because, occasionally, there's a challenge in it for myself.

As a freelance writer on Elance, I'm raved and praised about for my speed, intuitiveness, and quality. I have a 4.9 rating and have worked with hundreds of clients on projects ranging from The Theoretical Design of Biomedical Psychology to The Difference Between English and American Bulldogs. I have been interviewed by Elance as one of the most prominent freelancers on Elance several times, given several writing awards over the years, and have proven time-and-again that Colleges are an outdated and dying form of education. I tend to quickly learn anything that I get my hands on, from writing movie scripts to developing Node(js) chat boxes for secure and private communications using a 256-bit Encryption connection. I've decided to leave the industry of freelance writing and fully immerse myself in the market for web development. With more than a decade of experience in Web Development, I believe it is my responsibility to help usher in new developers and help them understand both the history and process of web development.