ENGL 0285 - Basics of Film Writing

Credits: 3

This course will introduce students to screenwriting. They first will learn the syntax of film -- the various kinds of shots and how those shots can be combined to create meaning or to tell a story. They will then learn how their own ideas can be transcribed into scripts. They will try their hands at three of the main modes of screenwriting: each student will write a brief documentary, an adaptation, and an original story. Students also will screen and discuss examples of these three kinds of movies.

Prerequisites: ENGL 0101  and ENGL 0204 .

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