The Craft of the Screenplay: Short Film Format

Everything we see in the movie theater, on television and online streaming begins with a screenplay. Crafting a screenplay means developing an understanding of the visual narrative and the techniques used to ‘show’ a story rather than ‘tell’ a story. This introductory class will focus on proper use of the screenplay form and how one develops the visual narrative using the story principals of character, plot and tone. Over the course of the 7 weeks you will work to craft and complete a short screenplay (10-15 pages).

7 sessions • $315 • 3 hr class time
Tue • Sep 24 – Nov 5 • 6:30-9:30pm • Michael Catlin

The Craft of the Screenplay