Course Code: FMTV 150
Academic Year: 2017-2018
This course is a continuation of the introductory screenwriting course from first semester. Students learn the basic precepts of rewriting, a major principle of film writing. The writing of dialogue as well as the creation of short dramatic scripts using two to three characters are a major focus. Students analyze and evaluate their own work as well as the writing of their peers. Documentary storytelling is also a major focus. Students learn the major differences between documentary style storytelling and fictional narrative. They write a short proposal for a documentary film to be pitched in third semester.