An Introduction to Screenwriting Course

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AN INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING
5 week Course
with Helen Flanagan
€80 Regular Fee
€64 – €72  for Friends of A4 Sounds

8 Participants Only

This course will cover the basics of narrative writing for the screen in a non-threatening (fun) way and give participants the building blocks needed to turn ideas into scripts and potentially ruin the pleasure of watching films forever. The course will cover structure, character, point of view, visual storytelling and the mysterious art of finding the kinds of stories that work on screen. Participants will leave the course with an idea for a short film and the basic skills to turn that idea into a working draft. The course will be super practical mixing taught elements with written exercises, group workshopping and a comfortable amount of homework.

Who?
This course would suit anyone curious to learn the basics of writing for film or, writing more generally. No specific writing or film background necessary.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING
5 week Course
with Helen Flanagan
€80 Regular Fee
€64 – €72  for Friends of A4 Sounds

8 Participants Only

This course will cover the basics of narrative writing for the screen in a non-threatening (fun) way and give participants the building blocks needed to turn ideas into scripts and potentially ruin the pleasure of watching films forever. The course will cover structure, character, point of view, visual storytelling and the mysterious art of finding the kinds of stories that work on screen. Participants will leave the course with an idea for a short film and the basic skills to turn that idea into a working draft. The course will be super practical mixing taught elements with written exercises, group workshopping and a comfortable amount of homework.

Who?
This course would suit anyone curious to learn the basics of writing for film or, writing more generally. No specific writing or film background necessary.

Breakdown of each class:
Class One: Basics of Dramatic Storytelling and Narrative structure.
Class Two: Character? I don’t give a Jean Claude Van Damn.
Class Three: The Intersection of Theme and Character.
Class Four: Visual Storytelling
Class Five: Finding ideas.

To bring along:
Notebook & Pen
All other materials provided

When?
Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm
17th July – 14th Aug
5 weeks

Where?
A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade, Off Upper Dorset St
Dublin 1


Helen Flanagan
Helen Flanagan is a writer and filmmaker based in A4 Sounds. Since graduating from the National Film School at IADT in 2012 she has had six short films funded and produced in Ireland as well as a children’s television series. She was winner of the Sean Dunne Young Writers Award, Filmbase and TG4’s ‘Lasair 5,’ The Film Offaly Award, The Dun Laoghaire Emerging Filmmakers Commission, Kildare Short Grass Films Award. Her most recent project was supported by Screen Ireland’s Focus Shorts and she was winner of this years Create Louth Tyrone Guthrie Award. Alongside drama she has written on animated TV series, had a childrens book commissioned by Monster Entertainment and writes stories, drama and performance pieces as part of Spooky Beure, a theatre/occult side project.

helenflanaganfilm.com

 

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