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October 2023

Elements of Screenwriting

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - November 28 @ 9:30 pm

In-person. 8 sessions: Tuesdays, October 10-November 28, 6:30-9:30 pm This course serves as a solid introduction to the craft of screenwriting. The objective is to provide the beginning screenwriter with the tools and information necessary to get started on a first-draft screenplay, the pages of which will be workshopped during class, beginning with the third session. The course is built on master-teacher Frank Daniel’s system of eight story sequences, spending each weekly session on deep analysis of a scene sequence…

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Psychology & Character Development: Writing & Performance

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - October 26 @ 9:30 pm

2 sessions: Thursdays, October 12 & 26, 6:30-9:30 pm Unique characters are essential to creating content that resonates with audiences. In this workshop you’ll challenge your usual framework and increase possibilities for characters. For both writers and performers this means digging a bit deeper into the human psyche and the possibilities for action, reaction, thought, and emotion. By creating specific backgrounds, researching psychological conditions (emotional, medical, and neurological), forming individual behavior patterns, and building situations and interactions in a new…

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Introduction to Visual Storytelling

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In-person. 1 session: Saturday, October 14, 1:00-4:00 pm This workshop examines a range of moving image practices through an introduction to the basic technical processes and aesthetic principles used in filmmaking. You’ll be introduced to the various moving image forms and systems deployed in cinematic artwork. Through light examination of the tools every filmmaker has at their fingertips, and the pioneers who use them the best, this workshop will start the budding cinephile down a path towards intelligent film analysis…

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Elements of Screenwriting [Virtual]

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - December 9 @ 9:30 pm

Online. 8 sessions: Saturdays, October 14-December 9 (no class Nov. 25) 1:00-4:00 pm CT I absolutely loved David’s class and will definitely take another in the future. His depth and range of knowledge of the craft and the business has opened my eyes to many new ways of understanding a story, a character, and a film. This has been a pivotal course for me and I couldn’t imagine learning from anyone other than Mr. Grant. He has a way of…

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Cinema Production Basics

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - December 18 @ 9:30 pm

In-person. 9 sessions: Mondays, October 16-December 18 (no class Nov. 6), 6:30-9:30 pm 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…

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