Writing for the stage, screen and internet- from radio plays to webisodes, a complete course on script production.
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Writing for the stage, screen and internet- from radio plays to webisodes, a complete course on script production.

Course will Run 6 weeks- FAIR WARNING- THIS IS A WRITING CLASS SO I WILL EXPECT YOU TO WRITE- In order to prevent SKIMMI
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Created by Michael Tesney
Published 7/2010
English
Writing for the stage, screen and internet- from radio plays to webisodes, a complete course on script production.
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand audio
  • 3 Articles
  • 13 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
Description

Course will Run 6 weeks-

FAIR WARNING- THIS IS A WRITING CLASS SO I WILL EXPECT YOU TO WRITE-

In order to prevent SKIMMING I have limited the lectures that I have poured my soul into -  So the answer is No. you can't just jump to the section you are interested in.. OH THE HORROR- It's just like school- you have to learn the alphabet BEFORE you start reading Lacan.   If you work hard, I will work hard for you. 

SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:

Week 1- Radio Plays: We will be examining Radio Scripts from the Golden Age, Learning to make Script Boards, Learn about Editing and Sound Effects

Week 2- Writing for the Stage: We will examine various types of theatre- Realism, Naturalism, Minimalism, Absurdism, and so forth. Looking at different scripts staging methods, and examining the process from script to stage 

Week 3-Writing For Television: We will look at different Series and how they are structured- will mostly focus on modern drama and science fiction, some action and comedy as well - Its Always Sunny, Deadwood, Buffy, Firefly, Breaking Bad, Justified, Louie, Seinfeld. Treme, Caprica,

Week 4- Writing for the Screen: With movies, format is the Key, there will be required reading for this section as the only way to write for the Film Industry is to understand its language- Films have a very specific story arc and plot points.

Week 5- Writing Webisodes

Looking at some popular web series, such as The Guild, Dr. Horrible, and others.

Week 6- Final Projects- By now the student should have had a chance to find their footing somewhat , the last week will be spent writing either the first ten pages of a film, the first act of a play, the first act of a television series, a full webisode or full radio drama


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20 Lectures
31:00:57
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Chapter 1- Intro to Radio
3 Lectures 00:00
How to write radio drama, genres, stereotypes, sound effects and assignment 1
Lecture 1 Week 1- Radio Drama Basics
14 pages

How to write dialogue
Lecture 1 Week 1 Continued - Rules of Dialogue
14 pages

Open Source Cross Platform Editors, and some tips.
Lecture 2 Week 1- Sound Editing Section 1:3
7 pages
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Source Material for Radio
6 Lectures 01:46:59
Burns and Allen guest staring Jack Benny
LESSON ONE SOURCE MATERIAL part 1 (UPDATED) 2-2-11
27:28

Inner Sanctum- A corpse for Halloween 10-31-49
Source Material Lesson 1 part 2 (updated 2-2-11)
26:04

The Shadow, FIRST SHOW 9-26-1937
Source Material Lesson 1 part 3 (updated 2-2-11)
29:08

Lux Radio Theatre, Humphrey Bogart - The Maltese Falcon
Source Material Lesson 1 part 4 (updated 2-2-11)
24:19

Script for hour long variety show written by students
Source Material Lesson 2- The Jerry Rosenberg Radio Hour
46 pages

Source Material for Lecture 2
It Came From Beyond The Winter of Our Discontent
16 pages
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Theatre
1 Lecture 00:00
Exploration of different schools of theatre in the 20th century
Week 2 Lecture 2.1- Modes of Theatre
12 pages
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Source Material: Theatre
5 Lectures 16:43
  The Theater of Cruelty (First Manifesto) By Antonin Artaud We cannot go on prostituting the idea of theater whose only value is in its excruciating, magical relation to reality and danger. Put in this way, the question of the theater ought to arouse general attention, the implication being that th…
The Theatre of Cruelty- First Manifesto. Antonin Artaud
15:43

The Father of the Avant Guarde (surprise- it was created in Poland NOT France- SUCK IT DADDA!) Of note, Witkacy was dear friends with the  founder of Cultural Anthropology- Bronislaw Malinowski They eventually had a falling out, but their corrospondance is available for further research into their c…
Some Important Playwrights and Directors
00:59

Towards A Poor Theatre - Grotowski
7 pages

The Eleven Comedies , Volume 1 Aristophanes
628 pages

The Eleven Comedies , Volume 2 Aristophanes
760 pages
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Intro to Television and the WGA
1 Lecture 01:24
I have always been a theatre and academy type of guy. Though I do believe that dramatic television is finally hitting its stride,  it would probably be better for you  to hear about the industry from the Guild that runs it. The WGA West.  I have provided two links directly to some source material on…
Week 3 Television Writing - Guide to Writing by WGA and RULES of working with WGA and BASIC SCRIPT WRITING
01:24
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Source Material for TV
4 Lectures 00:00
Firefly Script. Again. This is provided as learning material, you are permitted to Download 1 copy only. Do not distribute.
Source Material TV WRITING Firefly Bushwhacked
57 pages

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Arrested Development Pilot
39 pages

DO NOT DISTRIBUTE
Justified 1x01 Pilot
66 pages

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Twin Peaks 1x01 Traces To Nowhere
60 pages
About the Instructor
Michael Tesney
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