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  • Story Development & Outlining (2-Day Class)

    June 5th, 2016

    This is a closed class being give to members of the Animation Guild on Sunday June 5th and Sunday June 12th. Registration is closed.

    In this course you will learn:

    • How to develop and plan a story from the idea and concept stage to outline/treatment stage
    • How to use different outlining processes and why they’re important
    • How to develop your major characters and make them compelling, memorable and castable, including their external and internal motivations
    • What elements you need to brainstorm and know in order to start writing your story (genre, characters, conflict, theme, world building, subplots, etc)
    • How to use genre and their expectations to develop your story
    • How the scene is the essential unit of film storytelling, the arc of each scene and how to create set piece scenes
    • How to use—and go beyond—3-Act structure
    • How a writer builds not just structure but the texture of story and world
    • How to ratchet up tension and re-raise stakes throughout a screenplay
    • The importance of making unexpected moves…to keep the writer surprised and invested as much as the audience

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