A study of screenwriting both technically and creatively, this course is ideal for novice writers with little or no experience. Participants will learn how the elements of story (plot, conflict, theme, dialogue, and character development) are used specifically for film. This course will also cover technical details such as formatting and film specific writing techniques. This workshop will give you the boost you need to dive in, or fix up your next great project.
Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring a short film idea to be discussed if time permits. See also: The Scrip Clinic series, an 8-week course designed to help you develop your own screenplay.
Price: $40/50+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)
INSTRUCTOR: Iain MacLeod is a screenwriter and filmmaker based in Halifax. Educated at the Canadian Film Centre he has written and directed a number of short films and written for such TV shows as Street Cents and Trailer Park Boys. He has also written or co-written several feature films, including Beat Down, Relative Happiness and Your Money or Your Wife, which he also directed. This past summer he directed his second feature (You Ruined Our Life) currently in post-production. Iain is a past Film 5 writer mentor, has taught many screenwriting workshops at Afcoop and co-designed its Script Clinic.