Learn to Write Movies: Screenwriting Step by Step
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Learn to Write Movies: Screenwriting Step by Step

Learn the art of screenwriting and use the included worksheets to plan out your own movie in just a few hours!
4.6 (44 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.
1,053 students enrolled
Created by John Watts
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 17 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, students will have all the knowledge they need in order to write a great screenplay.
  • By filling in the worksheets as you go, you will have planned out your entire movie by the end of this course!
  • Create 3 dimensional, memorable characters that will get a Producer's attention.
  • Understand theme and how to use it to take your writing to the next level.
  • Structure your movie to Hollywood standards.
  • Write captivating scenes and keep your readers on the edge of their seats.
  • Get the most out of your ideas and turn them in to winning concepts.
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Requirements
  • No experience is necessary to study this course. All you need is a love of film, the drive to become a successful writer and something to write your script on.
Description

Have you got a great idea for a movie but are unsure how to write the script? Think screenwriting is too hard? Or maybe you've always wanted to be a script writer but didn't really know where to start... Well, I've got you covered.

Learn to Write Movies takes aspiring writers through the art of screenwriting, step by step. It covers all you need to know, from coming up with concepts and creating characters to theme, employing structure and writing techniques. With a mix of theory, examples from modern movies and worksheets to fill out as you go through the course, it will give you the confidence to write a great script, first time.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Each section of the course concentrates on a particular facet of your screenplay.

  • Concept  
  • Hero/Protagonist
  • Villain/Antagonist
  • Theme
  • Supporting Characters
  • Structure
  • Writing
  • Constructing Scenes
  • Dialogue


We will go over each area in detail so that by the time you have completed the course and filled out the included worksheets, you will have your entire movie planned out and have all the knowledge you need to finish an amazing script.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suited to anyone interested in screenwriting, whether they have written before or are complete beginners.
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
03:57:23
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A Quick Hello
1 Lecture 00:53
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Concept
2 Lectures 22:01
What is the Concept?
08:31

Making your goal compelling
13:30
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The Hero/Protagonist
3 Lectures 36:13
Connecting with your hero
08:14

Creating Empathy
11:51

Your hero's transformational arc
16:08
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The Villain/Antagonist
2 Lectures 21:15

Contrast and Villains
11:03
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Theme
2 Lectures 22:47
Understanding Theme
10:26

Theme Case Study
12:21
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Supporting Characters
1 Lecture 16:40
Supporting Characters
16:40
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Structure
6 Lectures 01:02:03
Why Use Structure?
11:35


Act 1 - The Inciting Incident
10:56

Act 2 - Part 1
15:05

Act 2 - Part 2
04:58

Act 3
06:04
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Writing
2 Lectures 25:02
The Two Deadly Sins of Screenwriting
10:15

The Key to Great Description
14:47
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Scenes
2 Lectures 28:36
What Goes Into Making a Great Scene?
15:31

Keeping Your Readers Enthralled
13:05
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Dialogue
1 Lecture 00:47
Dialogue Techniques
00:47
1 More Section
About the Instructor
John Watts
4.6 Average rating
44 Reviews
1,053 Students
1 Course
Writer/Director

John Watts has been working in the film and television industry for nearly 20 years. He started his career with the BBC, ITV and various Sky channels before moving over to the film industry where he is now a professional writer. John holds a masters degree in Screenwriting, has sold scripts in the USA, UK and China and has been a script doctor to countless more.