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January 2023

Introduction to Writing for TV [Virtual]

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - March 14 @ 8:30 pm

Online. 8 sessions: Tuesdays, January 24-March 14, 6:30-8:30pm CST This unique course is designed for creative aspiring writers with no prior experience—as well as those with screenwriting experience—who seek to break into television writing. Learn in an interactive environment the basics of creating, writing, and presenting your first television script for both drama and/or comedy, including how to take your idea to the next step and create a complete half-hour or one-hour television script. The course will cover: The steps usually taken…

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Cinema Production Basics [FULL]

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - March 22 @ 9:30 pm

In-person. 9 sessions: Wednesdays, January 25-March 22, 6:30-9:30pm This course is designed for students with little or no previous production experience and a keen interest in developing their skills in moving image arts. In addition to providing hands-on experience through production exercises and projects, the course places considerable emphasis on visual literacy and the application of film language. This includes the basics of storytelling, cinematography, lighting techniques, directing, and audio recording. Students work together to create cinematic scenes, covering the basic…

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Advanced Cinema Production

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - March 23 @ 9:00 pm

In-person. 9 sessions: Thursdays, January 26-March 23, 6:30-9pm FilmNorth’s Advanced Cinema Production course is the next step for filmmakers looking to continue their education from Cinema Production Basics. Students will take a deeper dive into aspects of crafting a story, plotting out production, and how to bring a project together through post-production. Participants will each produce an original short film project alongside other filmmakers as they hone different skills along the way. Students are encouraged to come to the class…

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Elevating Our Voices: 2STLGBQINPPA+ Short-Form Screenwriting [Virtual]

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - March 16 @ 9:00 pm

8 sessions: Thursdays, January 26-March 16, 6:30-9pm CST In this writing class for *2STLGBQINPPA+ participants of all backgrounds, students will learn screenplay structure and archetypal character creation and have the opportunity to create a short screenplay (3-8 pages). In doing so we’ll delve into a comprehensive history of 20th-century queer cinema and its impact on current queer films and TV series. Students will view pivotal films such as Algie, The Miner (1912), Born in Flames (1983), and Pandora’s Box (1929),…

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Short-Form Screenwriting

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - March 6 @ 8:30 pm

In-person. 6 sessions: Mondays, January 30-March 6, 6:30-8:30pm Short film and Web series are an ideal medium for independent screenwriters and filmmakers. For those working with limited resources—or limited experience—making a short can be the most effective and exciting way to share your talent. You’ll learn the craft of short film storytelling and writing, and the importance of complex character development. Participants will have the opportunity to share their work in class and receive instructor and classmate feedback. In Short-Form Screenwriting…

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