Screenwriting

Description

6 WEEK CLASS. Meets once a week on Wednesday, 3:45 - 4:45pm CST. Ages 8 - 15. Dates: March 17 - April 21

Calling all future filmmakers!! Join us in our brand new screenwriting camp to learn how to write a movie just like the professionals! In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of storytelling, and how to apply that to a screenplay! You’ll learn fun creative elements like plot development and characterization, as well as technical skills like terminology and industry-standard formatting. By the end of the course, each student will have written a ten-page, fully-formed screenplay! On our last day of camp, the students will do a table read of each script, and then vote on which one will be performed in our next theater class! Join us and bring your story to life! TEACHER: Tracy Camp


MEET THE TEACHER: TRACY CAMP is a versatile actor, dancer, costumer, and model currently splitting her time between New Orleans and New York City. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in film and theater from the University of New Orleans, where she focused on acting. Over the last decade, she’s earned her reputation as an energetic performer through her work as a key cast member among Frenchmen Street Productions, Carl Mack Presents, and Gwendolyn Events. While she performs regularly all over the city, she also has a weekly dance residency at the famed French Quarter haunt One Eyed Jack’s. She’s expanded from freestyle dancer to choreographer, and has mastered the art of the twerk.


CLASS AGENDA:

Over the course of 6 weeks students will complete two main assignments. The first is a “three-two-one” screenplay - which means three pages, two characters, and one location. This screenplay should have a whole story arc and be written in correct screenplay format. The second assignment is to write a 10 page screenplay using the guidelines learned in class. Students will choose their screenplay’s genre and story arc.

CLASS 1: Understanding Story Guidelines.

We begin by learning the 5 MAJOR PLOT POINTS of story development. We will analyze the Film Paradigm graph and apply it to various well-known films. Introduce first assignment: “three-two-one” screenplay.

Homework: Create plot points for your 3-2-1.

CLASS 2: Understanding Screenwriting Format and Terminology

We will examine parts of an actual screenplay and learn how to use the screenwriting software. We will also learn professional screenwriting formatting and terminology.

Homework: Complete your three-two-one screenplay using Scenarist

CLASS 3: Introducing the Final Screenplay, Setting and Mood

We begin by sharing our three-two-one screenplays and offer each other constructive feedback. Today we introduce our final project, the 10-page screenplay. We will focus on establishing the setting/mood of the screenplay and prepare our outlines.

Homework: Create your story pitch to give at the next class, and finish preparing an outline for your 10 page screenplay.

CLASS 4: Character Development and Perspective

Story Pitch Workshop: we will share our story pitches with the group and discuss creative ways to develop our screenplays. Lesson focus is character development and perspective.

Homework: Write first half of your screenplay.

CLASS 5: Creating Tension

Read and examine each student’s work as a class. We will discuss raising the stakes of the screenplay and creating tension.

Homework: Write second half of your screenplay. Come to final class with completed 10 page screenplay.

CLASS 6: Presentation!

Present the screenplays. We read them all as a class, then we decide which one will be used for our next theater class. (We may choose multiple!)

Materials: Paper or notebook, writing utensils. Students will need access to a computer, laptop, or iPad and will need to download screenwriting software. We will be using Scenarist , which has free desktop and iPad versions. Students are welcome to use a different screenwriting software if they are already familiar with it.

    Screenwriting

    Wednesday, 03/17/2021

    03:45 pm - 04:45 pm CT

    Age 8 - 15

    4 Seats Available


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    Wednesday, 03/24/2021

    03:45 pm - 04:45 pm CT

    Age 8 - 15

    4 Seats Available


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    Wednesday, 03/31/2021

    03:45 pm - 04:45 pm CT

    Age 8 - 15

    4 Seats Available


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    Wednesday, 04/07/2021

    03:45 pm - 04:45 pm CT

    Age 8 - 15

    4 Seats Available


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    Wednesday, 04/14/2021

    03:45 pm - 04:45 pm CT

    Age 8 - 15

    4 Seats Available


    Screenwriting

    Wednesday, 04/21/2021

    03:45 pm - 04:45 pm CT

    Age 8 - 15

    4 Seats Available


Our Activity Directors have made a commitment to forego other opportunities to facilitate the Activity at the appointed time, and have a limited number of spaces to make available to participants. The cancellation policy for this Activity is as follows:

Cancellation 24 hours or less in advance of Activity or no-show. Any activity cancellations 24 hours or less before the start date and time of the Activity or failure to appear at the Activity at the appointed time will result in forfeiture of the consideration paid for the Activity. No refunds or credits will be provided.

Cancellation more than 24 hours before Activity. Activity cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the start date and time of the Activity will result in a refund in the amount equal to what was paid to Kids Connected for the Activity.

Subscription Options


$120.00

Upfront

Payment Frequency
  • Pay $120.00 at the time of booking

$20.00

Weekly

Payment Frequency
  • Pay $20.00 at the time of booking and $20.00 each week for the duration of the activity series.

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