Session Two: Film as storytelling
The camera as storyteller. How to tell a story with no or little dialogue, and why this is so important in your screenplay. The auteur theory. Film as collage, and cause and effect. Film language and technical terminology. Camera shots and angles and types of editing. Showing rather than telling.
This 10-month course is aimed at anyone new to Screenwriting and takes participants back to the humble beginnings of Cinema to explore the very essence of what Film is and what it can do.
Writer and former Film Studies teacher Lucy Kaufman examines some of the most important concepts in writing for the screen, encouraging beginner screenwriters to delve into their own human resources in order to create visual stories, scenes, plots and characters that will work well on screen, and will have a powerful emotional impact on a cinema audience. Introducing basic film language and how to format a screenplay on the page, the workshops combine analysis of film clips and scripted screenplays with practical written exercises and discussion.
Once you have signed up for this session you will receive an email confirmation containing instructions and guidance on how to set up and join the live session on Microsoft Teams. You will also receive a unique code to gain access to class activities on Google Classroom.
If you are not sure if this class is for you or would like more information, please contact us to discuss. Ask the organiser or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NB: To make the most of the Screenwriting Classes with Lucy Kaufman, please ensure that you book your place and that you are prepared to attend all the available sessions, there are 10 monthly sessions in total.
Tickets will be released in three-month blocks for the following dates:
- 15 September 2021
- 13 October 2021
- 10 November 2021
- 8 December 2021
- 19 January 2022
- 16 February 2022
- 16 March 2022
- 13 April 2022
- 18 May 2022
- 15 June 2022
- Booking is essential. Pen to Print and our partners reserve the right to remove participants who are found not to have booked a place for a session.
- Pen to Print and our partners reserve the right to remove participants who are disruptive to a session.
- Pen to Print and our partners reserve the right to unenroll a participant from a course and explore an alternative approach to supporting them on their writing journey, if we feel that a class is unsuitable for that participant.