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