Analysis and structural breakdown of classic and current screenplays and introduction to the ‘cinematic idea.’ Students will learn how screenwriters from the past and present achieved cinematic storytelling in a written work designed to be part of a larger collaborative medium. This course does not require students to write screenplays. Assignments include structural breakdowns of films, course participation and discussion.
- Analyze the narrative structure conventions of classic and current screenplays to evaluate genre and style.
- Analyze the concept of the cinematic idea in produced films and written scripts deemed to be exemplars in the medium.
- Integrate an understanding of cinematic narrative structures and ideas as a starting point for student content creation.
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