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Screenwriting

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September 28 @ 3:00 pm 6:00 pm

Screenwriting, also called scriptwriting, is the art and craft of writing scripts for videos, feature films, or television productions. A writer can create a script that is based on an original idea, or they can create a script from a concept, true story, or an existing literary work, such as a novel, poem, play, comic book or short story, that they have the rights to adapt. A screenplay by itself is not a final product; it is used as a blueprint during the Video Production process by the Director to craft their vision for the story.

In this introductory course, topics covered will include the following areas: dramatic structure and script elements, writing dynamic action and strong dialogue, developing characters, the importance of rewrites and how to receive notes on your work, how to craft a logline and pitch your idea. We will also do writing exercises to use the skills acquired in the workshop and discuss other learning and community resources.

Instructor’s Bio

Nate Estabrooks is a graduate of the prestigious Norman Jewison Canadian Film Centre and member of the Director’s Guild of Canada. Nate Estabrooks is a workshop instructor with a wide and practical film path to draw from. As a talented feature director, VFX artist and award-winning screenwriter, he is a founding member of Space Tigers Inc, a production pipeline offering VFX and post-production services and continues to develop his toolset through 360 videos, VR storytelling and computer-generated imagery.

script and pen in a pink background

Course Outline

  • September 28th, 3-6pm
  • October 5th, 3-6pm
  • October 12th, 3-6pm
  • October 19th, 3-6pm

Materials

Zoom Account (register for the free account here).

Link for the virtual classroom will be sent to participants on the day prior to the workshop.

PWYC Pricing

This workshop is PWYC by donation (with a minimum donation of $40 to register). Fees for this workshop can be waived if access to funds is a barrier to participation, email access@digitalartsresourcecentre.ca. and we will register you to the workshop.

Cancellation Policy

DARC is unable to provide course attendee refunds for cancellations. DARC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses if necessary.