The Craft of the Screenplay: Short Film Format

Everything we see in the movie theater, on television and streaming online 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 one develops the 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 10-15 page screenplay.

7 sessions • $315 • 3 hr class time
Tue • Jan 14 – Feb 25 • 6:30 – 9:30pm • Michael Catlin

The Craft of the Screenplay