Screenwriting: Day One

Daily Prompt #47: Inspired by Images

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Courtesy of Pixabay

Inspired by this image, write for ten minutes. Your choice of topic and form is completely up to you. See where the art and your writing take you.

For this unit, you’re going to learn how to write both movie and play scripts. Since both are meant to be performed and seen, our daily prompts will be both image and music-related.

To start this unit, you’re going to study excerpts from three different film genres and complete the linked activity.  Once you’re done completing the activity, we’ll talk about what the elements of movie scripts are.

 

 

Scripts and Self-assessment

Hi students! Use today to wrap up your scripts.

5th hour, you’ll be presenting Thursday.
6th hour, you’ll be presenting Friday (last day of school!)

Also use this time to complete your self-assessment for the last six weeks.

Remember, you need to be logged into your school email for this to work.

Oh, and be sure to fill out the assessment for the correct hour.  🙂


 

Screenwriting: Day Four

Daily Prompt #48: Writing from Music

Listen to this song.  As you do, write whatever pops into your head.

Music can lead to amazing moments of brilliance.  Try it out!

Today we’re going to discuss the pros and cons of script writing and start generating a list of potential ideas for short films.

To help you brainstorm, here is a site full of short films from budding filmmakers all across the country called Film School Shorts by PBS Video.

Here is one of the shorts we’ll watch as a class: Steadfast Stanley.

For the remainder of the hour, I want to give you time to simply write.  Happy writing!

Screenwriting: Day Four

Daily Prompt #19: Writing from Music

Listen to this song.  As you do, write whatever pops into your head.

Music can lead to amazing moments of brilliance.  Try it out!

Today we’re going to share and discuss your practice scripts from yesterday. Afterwards, we’ll talk about the pros and cons of script writing and start generating a list of potential ideas for short films.

To help you brainstorm, here is a site full of short films from budding filmmakers all across the country called Film School Shorts by PBS Video.

Here is one of the shorts we’ll watch as a class: Steadfast Stanley.

Screenwriting: Day One

Daily Prompt #16: Inspired by Image

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Courtesy of Pixabay

Inspired by this image, write for ten minutes. Your choice of topic and form is completely up to you. See where the art and your writing take you.

For this unit, you’re going to learn how to write both movie and play scripts. Since both are meant to be performed and seen, our daily prompts will be both image and music-related.

To start this unit, you’re going to study excerpts from three different film genres and complete the linked activity.  Once you’re done completing the activity, we’ll talk about what the elements of movie scripts are.

 

 

Free Reign Writing Day

Daily Prompt #42: Writing from an image


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 Inspired by this image, write for ten minutes (or more).

Class, take this period to work on whatever interests you, whether it be a screenplay, poetry, or an idea for a short story.  Remember we’ll be in the lab Friday so you can post something on your blog and read your peers’ work.

Tomorrow, we’ll be looking at play scripts and comparing them to screenplays.

As always, happy writing