I have been making films and screenwriting for a long time. A LONG time. Recently, I figured I could help turn my experience into courses on screenwriting. Perhaps other writers out there can enroll in this course and learn things I wish I knew years ago. But I didn’t want to make “just another screenwriting course”; there are dozens of courses already that teach you the basics of screenwriting, from the standard 3-act structure to formatting. I didn’t want to do that because you’ve seen that all before. Not to mention, theory is great but it can be hard to figure out how to apply it to your own writing, especially when you’re JUST starting out.
My idea was to create a screenwriting series that looks at real, actual movies and dive into the screenwriting mechanics that power them. I think having concrete examples to look at truly helps students learn how writing techniques are applied in the real world. You get to see the theory in action! The first movie I tackle in this series is Jurassic World, which was one of the biggest movies of 2015. I look at everything from the themes that drive the story, individual lessons to be learned from specific scenes, and how the characters serve a specific purpose. But I believe it’s not enough to simply watch it being dissected – you need to apply these lessons yourself within your own work! So I included activities at the end of the lessons to help reinforce what you’ve learned. These activities will force you to think in different ways and apply them yourself so you can soak in these techniques. Knowledge is great, but it also helps to have experience. With this course, you get both!
Please take a look and enroll if it seems interesting to you! To sweeten the deal, I’m giving out a limited number of 25% off coupons.
And please, let me know what you think! What would you like to see more of? What movies would you like for me to dissect next?
Thank you and keep writing!
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