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.
Instructor: Josh MacDonald
Josh MacDonald is the writer of the feature films FAITH, FRAUD & MINIMUM WAGE and THE CORRIDOR. His short film as a director, GAME, has been viewed over a million times online, and a short he co-produced, LITTLE GREY BUBBLES, recently won “Best Short Film” at FIN Atlantic Film Festival. He is the author of the Talonbooks HALO, WHEREVERVILLE, and THE MYSTERY PLAY, and has taught screenwriting and playwriting at NSCAD and Dalhousie, respectively.
Please note dates are tentative and subject to change, workshops may be added or removed depending on registration numbers and interest.
VENUE ACCESSIBILITY: AFCOOP is located on the main floor of 5663 Cornwallis St. Upon request a ramp can be set up over the two concrete steps leading up to our main entrance. There is a gender neutral bathroom located inside our office space.
Price: $45/55 including HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)