Screenwriting: Day Two

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 continue studying scripts for the screen.  Specifically, we’re going to watch brief excerpts from the pilot episode of Lost and the movie, Titanic.  As we watch, we’re going to practice how what we see on the screen translates onto paper into script form.

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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 Two

Daily Prompt #17: 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 continue studying scripts for the screen.  Specifically, we’re going to watch brief excerpts from the pilot episode of Lost and the movie, Titanic.  As we watch, we’re going to practice how what we see on the screen translates onto paper into script form.