$89 – $99

Introduction to Screenwriting

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Sharp Noggin

4540 Page Street

Austin, TX 78723

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With the rise of smartphones and YouTube, it’s easier than ever to be a filmmaker. Anyone can stage, shoot, edit, and distribute a movie for next to nothing. First, however, you need an incredible story—which starts with a watertight screenplay.

In this 3-hour class, taught by Jess Hagemann of Cider Spoon Stories, we’ll cover the following and more:

  • Analysis of contemporary film clips/scripts
  • Screenplay format, including standard page count and layout
  • How to incorporate music cues and camera direction (hint: you don’t)
  • Story beats, themes, and turning points
  • Organic character development
  • Setting-as-character
  • Writing natural dialogue
  • Building montages and mirror sequences
  • Popular screenwriting softwares
  • PLUS: Group workshopping of your scene developed in-class

INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING

  1. is a class about writing screenplays
  2. is not a class about shooting, editing, or distributing films
  3. is not a class about landing an agent or securing a talent manager
  4. may touch on the indie film festival circuit, time-permitting
  5. does translate to short scripts for business-related video marketing
  6. is for beginning and intermediate writers, no experience necessary
  7. is inspired by Robert McKee’s Story. You are not expected to purchase or read this book in advance.

Class fee includes refreshments and all handouts. We will take a break halfway through class. Please bring a notebook and pen or laptop/tablet + charger.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Sharp Noggin is a residential shop-home in the Mueller development. There is plenty of free street parking, or take bus #37.

What's the refund policy?

All ticket sales are final. However, if you can't make class for any reason, feel free to transfer the ticket's value to a friend. Simply email Jess at ciderspoon@gmail.com to let her know the name of the person attending in your stead.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope, we have a digital record of you!

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