6 Week Course
Aristotle’s Seven Story Principles
Joseph Campbell’s teachings: Myth; Archetype; Metaphor; The Hero’s Journey
Carl Jung’s teachings: The power of psychological symbols
The outer journey of the story as it corresponds to the inner journey of the protagonist
The importance of a theme
Finding your story
5 screenplays that are practically perfect: discussed and dissected
Mapping your script: Paradigms and structures
The importance of a Central Premise
Knowing your genre
Strategies for storytelling
Working to a beat sheet
The Bechdel Test
The power of morning pages
Meeting your characters
The new style of screenplay – the evolution of the modern screenplay
Tyre-kicking your rough draft
Group discussion — feedback and identification
Workshopping key scenes with actors
Killing your darlings
Locking off your first draft
Synopses, treatments, and other truncations
So, you’ve finished your screenplay. Now what?
Selecting the right readers
Getting it out there
Screen Writer 2 Day Master Class
Morning: Overview of story principles. A look at Metaphor and Archetypes. Working with a theme. Paradigms and structure.
Afternoon: Working with their script/scene/idea. Working with story structure. Mapping the story to the Hero’s Journey.
Morning: Meeting your characters. Genres and conventions. Shaping your story. Plot points. Story beats. 5 screenplays that are practically perfect.
Afternoon: Denouement. Reverse engineering your script. Troubleshooting. Planning and executing the writing of your script. Tips for moving forward. The evolution of the modern screenplay.