In this course, you’ll learn the craft from a faculty member who not only has decades of experience as a film and video writer, producer, and director but are also as passionate about storytelling as you are. This course will assist you in finding your voice while writing short and feature-length screenplays, original TV pilots and episodes, and web series. Students should have basic computer skills.
The instructor Virginia Bailey is an independent film/video writer, producer, and director, and author of children's literature, including softcover, eBooks, and audiobooks. She also teaches Introduction to Screenwriting, and Introduction to Podcasting.
• Round table 1st draft read through
• How to break down and rewrite a scene
• Learn to write scene sequences
• Develop a comprehensive understanding of filmmaking
• Script and Film Analysis
• Editing dialogue
• Reintroduction of intention and obstacles
• Deeper dive into the 3 Act story structure
• Writing scenes without dialogue
• Deeper dive into story theme, plot, action, and the underlying message
• Screenwriting Business, Show Business
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TestimonialsTaking this class was worth my journey into screenplay writing. I always had a passion for writing but never could figure out if it was for books or a screenplay until I took this class for Parts 1 and 2. Virginia Bailey is a fantastic teacher. She showed me things I would have never learned on my own. She guided us all in the right direction. I had to stop and listen to what she was pointing out, and when I did, I started to see my work come to life. If it were not for her putting out this class, I would have been lost through the process of writing my first screenplay. I am thankful for her help, and I hope for part 3 of her class. - Ciara
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