Ever dreamt of becoming a writer, but you don’t know where to start? This course is for aspiring writers or writer-directors who have lots of ideas and are looking to make a film. You have the chance to see how writing for the screen is different from writing a novel or play, and to learn the knack for getting past writer’s block.
You are taught about film narrative, character-driven storytelling, action and dialogue. Attention is given to screenplay formatting and presentation skills (pitching).
You write and rewrite a short film script with script-editing input and guidance from professional film & TV screenwriters, script editors and producers. The course culminates in performed readings of the short film scripts by professional actors.
- Gain an intensive overview of the art of writing for the screen.
- Learn how to stimulate your creativity and develop technique through a series of practical writing exercises.
- Learn to write story outlines and scene-by-scene breakdowns.
- Write, edit and rewrite a short film screenplay.
- Sessions include an introduction to film narrative; character-driven storytelling; how to write action; how to write dialogue; how to format your screenplay.
- Receive expert script editing guidance and supervision by professionals from the film & TV industry.
- Learn how to present and pitch your idea.
- Hear your screenplay performed by professional actors and receive their feedback.
- This course is suitable for writers and writer/directors, both beginners and intermediates.
What Type Of Students Are We Looking For?
We are looking for committed and dedicated students who a proven passion and flair for filmmaking. We want people seeking to make a professional career in the film or television industry. You must be articulate, creating and a team player, and thrive in a practical hands-on environment working collaboratively.
- All applicants must be fluent in English: English Language Level: Upper Intermediate.
- Minimum age 18.
Find Out More
Find out more about the Screenwriting Certificate: www.londonfilmacademy.com/course/Screenwriting-Certificate