Basic Story Structure and Screenwriting (WS)

Learn the basics of story structure, character development, plot, and format.

The basic foundation for all forms of filmmaking is the story.  This one-week workshop sets each participant with a story idea for a feature or short film and on a road to a successful screenplay.  Students learn the process necessary to develop stories and shape ideas by creating interesting characters, putting them in challenging and dramatic situations and creating suspense and tension. They learn how to write an outline, build a three-act structure, find plot points to turn the drama and write dialog and action. Most of all, students leave with an understanding of what turns a story into a dynamic screenplay.

Winter/Spring lodging and meal package available for $450. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session.