Fundamentals of Screenwriting

An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Screenwriting is taught by local professional and award-winning screenwriter Andrew Shearer. He will lead students through the fundamental aspects of screenwriting for films, meeting once a week, for 8 weeks, beginning January 8th, 6:30-9:30 pm. Contact us for other 2018 start dates.

During the 8 week course, students will learn the fundamentals of how to write a screenplay for a short film. Topics explored include screenwriting fundamentals (such as conflict, beginning/middle/end), finding the story spark and discovering what you want to say (theme), creating compelling characters, techniques to write a successful short film (vs the feature format), implementing successful visual storytelling, crafting well constructed scenes utilizing POV, dialogue, structure, and style, and understanding the basic formatting of a script. By the end of class, students will have written a complete short script, and have the beginnings of a feature screenplay.

Cost for the course is $525. Class size will be limited to allow for a more individualized experience. Register for the course at www.ashevilleschooloffilm.com.