Eight evenings devoted to exploring the ins and outs of scriptwriting, geared towards those with little or no previous experience in the field.
Eight evenings devoted to exploring the ins and outs of scriptwriting, geared towards those with little or no previous experience in the field. Priority is placed on putting a lot of the scary myths of screenwriting to rest and creating a context in which the participants can develop their own project over the duration of the course. People should come along armed with a story idea they’d like to pursue, whether it’s at the “two lines on a scrap of paper” stage or even if they’ve already had a crack at a script.
The basis of script formatting
Writing the individual scene
Dealing with writers block – are you over thinking it?
Making your scene visual – writing descriptions
What is genre?
Character development – writing credible characters and avoiding stereotypes.
Why is comedy hard to get funny?
Selection of screenings relevant to individual projects
Tutor: Stephen Walsh
Stephen Walsh wrote the feature film How Harry Became A Tree, directed by Goran Paskaljevic, starring Colm Meaney, Kerry Condon and Cillian Murphy, and co-wrote Where the Sea Used to Be with the director Paul Farren. He scripted the documentary features Patrick Kavanagh – No Man’s Fool and John Ford: Dreaming The Quiet Man, both directed by Sé Merry Doyle. He has taught screenwriting and conducted script workshops at Trinity College, Griffith College and Filmbase.
TBC, 8 Monday evenings
7 – 10pm
€265 Members / €295 Non-Members
Filmbase, Temple Bar, Curved street
To book your place on this course, please contact Filmbase Reception on 01 679 6716 and dial 0. For more information on this course, email our Training Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking a course.