The course expands upon concepts from the Cinematic Idea course to introduce students to the basics of screenwriting with a focus on the three-act structure and its application to a full-length screenplay. Assignments include structural breakdowns of produced scripts and development of original loglines and treatments.
- Understand the theories behind the foundational aspects of three-act structure.
- Analyze structure in existing produced screenplays and films.
- Implement foundational knowledge into creation of original loglines and treatments.
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