Storytelling Basics and Scriptwriting with Celtx

Develop your storytelling skills and ideas and format them into an engaging script for film/animated production.
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2013 English

Course Description

If you're having trouble coming up with ideas then this is the course for you! If writing a script is challenging for you... well, this course is also for you!

Aspiring Animation Director Christopher Wade finally brings his unique brand of educational humor to Udemy featuring the scriptwriting program Celtx! These 20-something minute lectures will teach you how to effectively write an engaging story and how to transfer storytelling skills into a script format for film, TV, or animated production!

Whether you're a budding film student, a hobbyist looking to write their first film or an experienced screenwriting who simply wants to brush up on some knowledge, Christopher Wade will take you through the inner workings of storytelling, citing examples from film and iconic actors, citing examples from books and famous authors and guiding you through Celtx's most useful features.

What are the requirements?

  • Celtx
  • PC or Mac

What am I going to get from this course?

  • At course's end, you will learn how to effectively write an enjoyable story
  • You will have learned how to operate Celtx in an efficient and productive capacity.
  • Use the Master Catalog to organize your characters, work through plot points and discover new details about your story
  • You will be able to dispel all of those pesky scriptwriting myths and learn how to write through roadblocks

What is the target audience?

  • Film Students
  • Illustrators/Designers
  • Writers
  • Video Editors
  • Animators
  • storyteller

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: Celtx 1 - Introduction to Celtx and Basics of Scriptwriting
20:53

NOW LIVE!!

This very first tutorial presents the scriptwriting program Celtx and it's basic features. But before this, it's important to have an idea about what kind of story you are actually writing. This tutorial is for you aspiring film students, hobbyists and general beginners who have an interest in this popular scriptwriting program.

Writing a story based on a simple idea is a great way to practice scriptwriting. We will take this story idea and build a script off it, learning about Scene Headings, Action Lines, Character Cues and Dialogue in the process. 

This video features characters Sour & Sweets, while using clips from our original series in progress Pumpk & Cham and Pai and Button Mashers.

08:05

You're invited to one of Cetlx's most useful features. If you need a place to develop your characters and make it easy for other Celtx users to find out about said-characters, then you're looking for the Master Catalog!

We begin with a brand new story, a theme and the movie-title hi-jinx Christopher Wade is known for.

You can also download the ENTIRE CELTX 2 LESSON in Lecture 8!


06:39
You're invited to one of Cetlx's most useful features. If you need a place to develop your characters and make it easy for other Celtx users to find out  about said-characters, then you're looking for the Master Catalog!

With the help of Chris Tucker (sort of), Christopher Wade shows how to make use of the Master Catalog when implementing actors' descriptions into the program.

You can also download the ENTIRE CELTX 2 LESSON in Lecture 8!
13:23
You're invited to one of Cetlx's most useful features. If you need a place to develop your characters and make it easy for other Celtx users to find out  about said-characters, then you're looking for the Master Catalog!

Working off
of our theme, Christopher Wade begins to build characters, stating weaknesses and strengths while building details about the story ahead.

You can also download the ENTIRE CELTX 2 LESSON in Lecture 8!
04:07
You're invited to one of Cetlx's most useful features. If you need a place to develop your characters and make it easy for other Celtx users to find out  about said-characters, then you're looking for the Master Catalog!

We continue developing another character using the Master Catalog while learning a very useful feature in Character Cues.


You can also download the ENTIRE CELTX 2 LESSON in Lecture 8!
06:45
You're invited to one of Cetlx's most useful features. If you need a place to develop your characters and make it easy for other Celtx users to find out  about said-characters, then you're looking for the Master Catalog!

Using a recent animated film as an example, Christopher Wade analyzes the importance of character's likeability and how side characters should be well-balanced with lead characters.

You can also download the ENTIRE CELTX 2 LESSON in Lecture 8!
14:37
You're invited to one of Cetlx's most useful features. If you need a place to develop your characters and make it easy for other Celtx users to find out  about said-characters, then you're looking for the Master Catalog!

The conclusion to this six-part lecture, Christopher Wade talks about Backstory, maintaining consistency and balancing out a character's vices to create relatable imperfections.

You can also download the ENTIRE CELTX 2 LESSON in Lecture 8!
53:35
You're invited to one of Cetlx's most useful features. If you need a place to develop your characters and make it easy for other Celtx users to find out  about said-characters, then you're looking for the Master Catalog!

This FULL lecture details how to create relatable characters, how to develop backstory and how to avoid plotholes early on before you begin writing your script!
01:51
The conclusion to Celtx 1 and Celtx 2, we run over what we've learned in our previous lessons and what we can look forward to in the next lessons.

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Instructor Biography

Christopher Wade, Creative Director, Motion Graphics Artist, Animator

Loose-cannon Animator with a vendetta against bad stories and advocator of great films and animations.

Also, Im a Creative Director at Spark-Flow Studios and Full-Time Illustrator/Designer at CACI Productions Group.

I could also be a Power Ranger.

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