Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Online Script-Writing course June - August, 2019

       Write your own story, and adapt it into a script.

The Script Writing Course is divided into two parts, the Story and the Screenplay. All students will write their own short story and adapt it into a screenplay. 


 Is it true that anyone who dreams can also write a story? Is there any hope of  rejuvenating a lost talent ?Is it possible, to learn the art and the craft of writing a complete short story ? These four sessions are designed to guide you step by step to write your own short story.

Day 1 : Finding your own voice / Ras. The Navrasas, our immense wealth.
Day 2 : An exercise to deal with the writers block. Start your own story.
Day 3 : Structure of a story : Conflict and Resolution. Developing your story.
Day 4 : Making it flow : Transitions, both poetic and visual.

 What is the difference between a book and a script? What is the meaning of the term, audio and visual?  How do we understand the concept of  'Show, Do not Tell'? How is a story transformed into a screenplay? What are the elements of the narrative that could be stretched , and where should we condense the flow? What are the tricks of the trade used by the scriptwriter ? These five sessions are designed vy an FTII faculty, to answer all these questions and more. 

Day 5  : Format of the American Screenplay. Scene Construction.
Day 6 : Theme, Story and Plot. Integrating these in your script.
Day 7: Writing dialogues for Characterisation. 
Day 8 : Writing a complete five page script.
Day 9 : Going back to telling. Write a one-line script, and practice the pitch talk.

 You will be given links to free scriptwriting softwares, scripts to read up, and some films which I would like you to watch before and during the sessions. These sessions will be evenly spaced out, once a week, so that the student has enough time to finish his assignments.
The classes will be referring to popular Indian films like Sholay, Deewar, Dil Chahta hai, Pinjar, Satya, 3 idiots, Piku, Bajrangi Bhaijan, and American films like Kill Bill, American Beauty, Little Miss Sunshine, etc. So please watch most of these films if you have not seen them, before the course begins.

Fees : The fees for this scriptwriting course ( nine sessions of two hrs each)   is Rs 12,500/- If you need support for writing a longer script, we can talk about it. Women can avail a special discount of 10%. 

Faculty : Manjushree Abhinav

The main faculty for this course is Manjushree Abhinav, a novelist and film maker. She has taught at NID, FTII, SRISHTI, CEPT, Anant University, and Storygram. 

Venue :  C9, Shree Krishna Apartments, Judges Bungalow,  Ahmedabad. If the student finds it difficult to commute to this location, the online option is available.

Contact : Manjushree 9825476446, or mail gazeatthesun@gmail.com

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