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Script - Story - Storyboard (4 SWH)

Course MD503 Henriette Bornkamm, Ahmed Karim

Group 2 | Sun. 08.00 - 10.45 | Media Studio - C3 101

Group 1| Thurs 11.30 - 14.30 | Media Room

»The three most important aspects of screenplay writing are structure, structure and structure.«

William Goldman


Course outline

We will introduce the creation of stories and the basic rules of storytelling, script writing and storyboarding.


Course aim

Writing like a writer. Thinking like a writer.

From the idea to scripts, short story and storyboard.


References

Bernays Anne, Painter Pamela (2005) What if. Excercises for Fiction Writers. Harper Collins Publishers, New York

Egri, Lajos (1988) The Art of Dramtic Writing. Simon & Schuster Inc., New York

Parker Philip (1999) The Art and Science of Screenwriting. Intellect Ltd., Exeter

John Vorhaus (1994) The Comic Toolbox: How to Be Funny Even If You're Not. Silman-James Press, Los Angeles


Syllabus

Week Content Assignments Infos
16- 20 Sept

Introduction - Semester overview - Grading - Course Weight - Dramaturgy and Film beginnings

AS-1: Develop 5 film ideas for character driven and 5 for a plot driven films. Have it with you as a PDF and send a soft copy.

Due date: 23 Sept (Group 2), 27 Sept (Group 1).

Presentation
23- 27 Sept Film language grammar - How to draw storyboards - 3-act structure - Episodic structure - Genre conventions. AS-2: Draw a storyboard and indicate shot size, camera position and camera movements.

Due-Date: 7.10. (Group 2), 11.10. (Group 1).

Presentation
30 Sept- 4 Oct The psychology of character’s. Presentation
7- 11 Oct How to write scenes.

Summary: Pitch, short story, script, treatment, storyboard.

AS-3: Transform short story into scenes

Due-Date: 7.-14.10. (Group 2), 4.- 11.10. (Group 1).

Presentation

Screenplay Example Treatment Example Expose Example Screenplay Template

14- 18 Oct How to be funny, even if you are not. AS-4: Develop 5 ideas for script. (Group 1+ 2)

Due-Date: 14.10. (Group 2), 18.10. (Group 1).

21 Oct- 1 Nov Presentation of ideas Script. Final 1: Develop script. Due date: 4 Nov (Group 2), 8 Nov (Group 1).
4- 8 Nov Presentation work in progress Script. Final 1: Develop script. Due date: 11 Nov (Group 2), 15 Nov (Group 1).
11- 22 Nov Final Presentation Script. Final 2: Draw storyboard. Due date: 18 Nov (Group 2), 22 Nov (Group 1).
18- 29 Nov Presentation work-in-progress Storyboard Final 2: Improve storyboard. Due date: 25 Nov (Group 2), 29 Nov (Group 1).
25 Nov- 6 Dec Final presentation Storyboard Final 3: Write a short story. Due date: 2 Dec (Group 2), 6 Dec (Group 1).
2- 13 Dec Presentation work in progress Short story. Final 3: Rewrite your short story. Due date: 9 Dec (Group 2), 13 Dec (Group 1).
9 Dec-Jan Presentation work in progress Short story. Final 3: Rewrite your short story. Due date: 20 Jan (Group 2), 24 Jan (Group 1).
9 Jan Final presentation Short story. Room C3-122, 2nd and 3rd slot, group 1 and 2



Course weights: Final 50 %, Assignments 50 %