~ Celebrating Local INDIE Artists & Filmmakers!
(SEE JAMES' BIO BELOW)
Fridays, May 5th, 12th & 19th, times TBA
This class is free and open to all ages.
James is known throughout the indie film community from Vancouver, WA to Los Angeles, CA as an up-and-coming talent with projects in pre- and post-production.
He's been on various podcasts and local entertainment interviews for his current projects.
James is a writer, director and producer who studied digital television production at Grand Canyon University and has studied under pros in the industry. James is known for his creative and resourceful style and as a screenwriter has shown incredible potential.
He has worked with talents such as Jason Mewes, Weston Cage and Greg James. James has produced several local indie series and he lives in Redmond, Oregon.
1) INTRO TO SCREENWRITING -
Knowing how and where to start is the greatest hurdle to climb. The "Infto to Screenwriting" is to provide knowledge and tools to get started in screenwriting. This session will examine the reason to write a screenplay; how to get started writing a screenplay; basic structure and formatting of a screenplay, and more.
After completing this session you should have the ability tp seek out proper screenwriting software, and understand where to get educated in the art of a screenplay. We will also give you a list of schools and alternative educational paths and options to hone your skills as a screenwriter.
2) STORY BUILDING & SCREENWRITING STRUCTURE -
This session will assume that you have all the basic knowledge covered in "Intro to Screenwriting". We will do a small recap of the previous session, and then move to Story Building and Structure. We will examine in depth the aspect of the 3-act structure, variations in genre and medium, and how to build a story.
With our focus on structure and story-building, we will discuss the "rules" of story and screenwriting as well as what it means to have a story as opposed to an idea or premise. (Suggested: Bring a laptop that is wi-fi capable).
3) POLISHING AND SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY -
This session will asume that you have the basic knowlege covered in the INTRO and the STORY BUILDING & SCREENWRITING STRUCTURE sessions. We will discuss taking our story, turning it into a solid blueprint, and then making it better--and marketable. We will go over the options and techniques to sell your work or seek careers in screenwriting. (Suggested: Bring a laptop that is wi-fi capable)
1) INTRO TO SCREENWRITING
2) STORY BUILDING & SCREENWRITING STRUCTURE & 3) POLISHING AND SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY