The Craft of the Screenplay: Short Film Format

Everything we see in the movie theater, on television and online streaming begins with a script. 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 to develop a visual narrative using the story principals of character, plot and tone. Over the course of seven weeks you will work to craft and complete a short screenplay (10-15 pages). 8 student minimum, 12 maximum.

7 sessions • $315 • 3 hr class time
Tue • Jan 15 – Feb 26 • 6:30 – 9:30pm • Michael Catlin

The Craft of the Screenplay