Pre-Script Pro-Strategy Screenwriting Seminar

The most comprehensive screenwriting course you'll find. Learn the process from concept to first draft and beyond
5.0 (2 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.
316 students enrolled
$40
Take This Course
  • Lectures 38
  • Contents Video: 5.5 hours
    Other: 17 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
Wishlisted Wishlist

How taking a course works

Discover

Find online courses made by experts from around the world.

Learn

Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.

Master

Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.

About This Course

Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

This is the foundational seminar for your screenwriting career.

Or if you've ever wanted to tell stories that inspire an audience, this is your way.

Abraham Lincoln said, "If I had eight hours to cut down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe." Well, when it comes to screenwriting, most people unfortunately spend 6 months to a year scratching away, then half-heartedly sharpening dialog while never considering how good their tools are. Then one day they realize that after all that hacking they still haven't cut down that tree and give up.

That won't be you. Pre-Pro is here for you.

Purpose

  • Reduce the time needed to create a MARKETABLE Script
  • Prevent the “theft of time” caused by developing unsellable stories
  • Break free of FALSE concepts about the way screenplays are written
  • To create a repeatable, professional approach to the business of entertainment

The following 5+ hours of video with accompanying text, and files are meant to shave YEARS off your screenwriting journey. Take it seriously. Work through the concepts involved. Apply them vigorously and you'll meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Ready to begin?

What are the requirements?

  • Before the course, you should have watched several movies, enough to know what your favorites are

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Define a wealth of story values that are most meaningful to you - the engine of your creativity
  • Develop your favorite concept into a marketable framework
  • Build your story through proven story structure for best impact
  • Establish dynamic characters to move your story forward
  • Layout your story quickly to find its flaws before commiting to a full 90 page script
  • Set your script apart by elevating concept, plot and theme

What is the target audience?

  • You should take this course if you've ever wanted to develop a screenplay or novel but didn't know where to start, or got intimidated by the blank page. The blank page!
  • You should take this course if you've ever tried before, even written a script and got nowhere with it.
  • You shouldn't take the course if you're not prepared to do the work
  • But if you're determined to make quality entertainment, this course will take years off your development from amateur to professional

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Before we begin
Preview
Article
Introduction
Preview
12:52
Article

Let's start off on the right foot...

Common Story Mistakes
Preview
06:46
Did I miss any?
Article
Section 2: Building your Toy Box
Building your Toy Box
19:04
Build your OWN Toy Box
Article
Section 3: Tool Box - Foundations
Premise part 1: 3 Important Questions
18:44
Premise part 2: Elevating Concept
08:41
Build your Premise
Article
Essential Question
Article
Genre part 1: Your Top 3 options
20:10
Genre part 2: Rounding out the primay list
17:12
Genre part 3: Completing your genre selection
19:23
How's YOUR Genre?
Article
Section 4: Tool Box - Structure
Structure part 1: the Protagonist's 2 Journeys
14:19
Structure part 2: Expanding Premise into Structure
11:12
Growing your Structure
Article
5 Stages of Grief example
01:41
Growing your Structure part 2
Article
12 Sequence Structure
15:05
12 Sequence Structure part 2: Die Hard Example
09:54
Exercise those 12 Sequences
Article
5 Act Structure
11:52
Finishing up Structure
Article
Section 5: Tool Box - Character
Character part 1: The Actor's Approach
10:15
Character part 2: Deep Writing Strategies
13:24
Character part 3 - Protagonists
12:52
Character part 4 - Antagonists
09:07
Section 6: Tool Box - Getting It Down
Formatting
14:05
Getting it Down
Article
Section 7: Elevation and Theme
Elevating Concept
11:36
Elevating Plot
10:00
Theme and Elevating Theme
15:20
Thematic Lies
06:35
PERMA and Transcendence
11:13
Section 8: Pet Peeves and Conclusion
Pet Peeves and Conclusion
14:20
More Pet Peeves and Conclusion
Article

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed

  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Instructor Biography

Brennan Smith, Screenwriter/Story Analyst

Bren is a screenwriter and story analyst with a degree in Communications, a Masters in Education, and has studied screenwriting for over a dozen years.He has written scripts in various genres, provided coverage for production companies and script analysis for nearly 100 screenwriters from around the world, and mentored several towards the completion of their screenplays.

His website, bren.us, provides insights into screenwriting, movies and culture.

Ready to start learning?
Take This Course