About

Screenwriting, also called scriptwriting, is the art and craft of writing scripts for videos, feature films, or television productions.  A writer can create a script that is based on an original idea, or they can create a script from a concept, true story, or an existing literary work, such as a novel, poem, play, comic book or short story, that they have the rights to adapt. A screenplay by itself is not a final product; it is used like a blueprint during the Video Production process by the Director to craft their vision for the story.

In this introduction workshop, topics covered will include the following areas: dramatic structure and script elements, writing dynamic action and strong dialogue, developing characters, the importance of rewrites and how to receive notes on your work, how to craft a logline and pitch your idea. We will also do writing exercises to use the skills acquired in the workshop and discuss other learning and community resources.

Note: This Workshop is being offered in partnership with the Independant Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa (IFCO). 

IFCO Mebers can register in this Workshop at the SAW Video Members Rate!

If IFCO members register through PayPal, please notify us in the "Note to Seller" section. 

Duration in hours: 
6
Level: 
Beginner
Prerequisite Workshops: 
n/a
Maximum Participants: 
15
Cost for Members: 
$65.00
Cost for Non-Members: 
$90.00

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