Sep 26, 2020  
2020-21 University Catalogue 
    
2020-21 University Catalogue

FILM 451 Writing for Directors



3 credits 67.5 hours
400 level undergraduate course

A workshop in alternate-form script-writing for filmmakers. This course will privilege the audio-visual as a primary building block of content and experiment with a variety of unconventional writing forms and formats. In the process we’ll look at two modes of writing that are often at odds with each other: the well-established model of three-act, dialogue-driven screenwriting as exemplified by mainstream Hollywood/TV, on the one hand, and alternate forms as exemplified by the so-called “art film,” on the other. In-class workshop of student scenes will alternate with lectures, screenings and studio work (filmmaking from student scripts).

Prerequisites FILM*301

Priority enrollment to Film majors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.