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
Instructed by Michael Tesney
  • Lectures 20
  • Video 32 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English , captions
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Course 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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Curriculum

Section 1: Chapter 1- Intro to Radio
14 slides
How to write radio drama, genres, stereotypes, sound effects and assignment 1
14 slides
How to write dialogue
7 slides
Open Source Cross Platform Editors, and some tips.
Section 2: Source Material for Radio
27:28
Burns and Allen guest staring Jack Benny
26:04
Inner Sanctum- A corpse for Halloween 10-31-49
29:08
The Shadow, FIRST SHOW 9-26-1937
24:19
Lux Radio Theatre, Humphrey Bogart - The Maltese Falcon
46 pages
Script for hour long variety show written by students
16 pages
Source Material for Lecture 2
Section 3: Theatre
12 slides
Exploration of different schools of theatre in the 20th century
Section 4: Source Material: Theatre
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  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…
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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…
Towards A Poor Theatre - Grotowski
7 pages
The Eleven Comedies , Volume 1 Aristophanes
628 pages
The Eleven Comedies , Volume 2 Aristophanes
760 pages
Section 5: Intro to Television and the WGA
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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…
Section 6: Source Material for TV
57 pages
Firefly Script. Again. This is provided as learning material, you are permitted to Download 1 copy only. Do not distribute.
39 pages
DO NOT DISTRIBUTE
66 pages
DO NOT DISTRIBUTE
60 pages
DO NOT DISTRIBUTE

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Michael Tesney , Executive Editor Driftworks Editorial

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