CHARACTER WRITING || ONLINE MASTER COURSE

CHARACTER WRITING || ONLINE MASTER COURSE

 

COURSE:

A Six Week Online Master Screenwriting Course
Studying with Max Adams
Course Dates: 09.07.21
Course Fee: $475 || Course Deposit: $150
Course Location:  ONLINE

Character Writing is an accelerated screenwriting master class studying online with author & award winning screenwriter Max Adams. During six weeks of advanced study, students will analyze the cornerstones of character, study produced scripts and film clips provided in class, complete advanced course assignments and exercises, and participate in weekly online discussions reviewing and analyzing course materials and character assignments with Max Adams.

 

COURSE SYLLABUS:

WEEK ONE: Character Intros & Set Ups ||
Lecture: Authorial Intrusion is Your Friend

WEEK TWO: Protagonists vs. Antagonists ||
Lecture: Chatting With Aristotle or, Whose Story Is It?

WEEK THREE: Empathy vs. Likability ||
Lecture: Use Flaws Don’t Lose Flaws

WEEK FOUR: Using & Defining Character Goals ||
Lecture: No Goal Equals No Character

WEEK FIVE: POV Characters ||
Lecture: Taking A Page From Terry Rossio

WEEK SIX: Secondary Characters & Subplots ||
Lecture: Illuminate or Perish

WEEK SEVEN: Grace Week ||
No Lecture

 

WE WILL BE COVERING:
  • Cornerstone elements of character
  • Who the story belongs to & why
  • Protagonist want vs protagonist need
  • Characters & features
  • Characters & series
  • Character & plot
  • Subplot characters
  • Character introductions that impact
  • Point of View characters
  • Antagonists & plot focus
  • The three primary character arcs
  • Supporting characterization with dialogue
  • Supporting characterization with action
  • “Likable” vs “Interesting” 
  • And more —
YOU WILL TAKE AWAY:
  • Actionable craft tools that, implemented in your own scripts, will immediately improve your existing & future feature and television scripts, ceating stronger characters who are more dynamic and arresting on the page and on the screen — creating stronger appeal for readers & industry professionals considering material for option, purchase, development, attachment and production.

 

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CHARACTER WRITING is a master screenwriting class. If you are a new student, a writing sample will be requested prior to final acceptance into the class. In rare instances in which you are not accepted into the class, your course deposit will be returned.

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Debi Yazbeck
Posted 9 months ago
Characters are everything

If characters are flat, I don't care how good the story is, I'm gonna lose interest. Characters are flawed whether they're protagonists, antagonists, supporting roles. They need to suck and occasionally shine. Max makes us dig deep and try to find facets to these personalities we're spending months or even years living with. Why would we shirk getting to know them? Don't! Take this course.

Nektarios Chrissos
Posted 9 months ago
I was weak with characters in my screenplays. Now I'm not.

This aspect of storytelling was my Achilles's heel. And this course taught me how to introduce , describe and handle distinct and memorable characters in my screenplays. The techniques introduced in this course are true screenwriting hacks from a screenwriting warrior that has learnt and practiced her screenwriting in the Hollywood battlefields.

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