HIGH CONCEPT WRITING || ONLINE MASTER COURSE

HIGH CONCEPT WRITING || ONLINE MASTER COURSE


COURSE:

A Six Week Intensive Online Master Screenwriting Course
Studying Personally with Max Adams
Course Dates: *WAITING LIST
Course Fee: $475 || Course Deposit: $150
Course Location:  ONLINE

High Concept Writing is an accelerated screenwriting master class studying online with author & award winning screenwriter Max Adams. During six weeks of advanced study, students will study and analyze the five core elements of concept, study examples in 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 concept assignments with Max Adams.

 

COURSE SYLLABUS:

WEEK ONE: The Five Elements ||
Lecture: Selling to the Man Upstairs

WEEK TWO: Openings ||
Lecture: The Problem & the Visual

WEEK THREE: Turning Points ||
Lecture: Turn or Burn

WEEK FOUR: Remember to Climax ||
Lecture: The Three Point Essay is Your Friend — But Don’t Forget to Climax

WEEK FIVE: Time Line Pitches ||
Lecture: Time Lines & Cornerstones

WEEK SIX: Know Your Audience ||
Lecture: Writer Speak vs. Mogul Speak

WEEK SEVEN: Grace Week ||
No Lecture

 

WE WILL BE COVERING:
  • The definition of high concept
  • The five cornerstones of concept
  • What story elements instantly elevate concept
  • What story elements instantly mute concept
  • Genre & concept
  • Using leads to up concept
  • Using opposition to up concept
  • Using arena to up concept
  • Using stakes to up concept
  • Using genre to up concept
  • The most overused characters & professions in scripts
  • Mental real estate
  • Juxtaposition — characters vs concept & arena
  • Juxtaposition — characters vs situation & genre 
  • Big ticket story elements & burying the lead
  • And more —

 

YOU WILL TAKE AWAY:
  • An understanding of concept and its building blocks and a set of craft tools that, implemented in your own work, will give you the chops to elevate and strengthen concept in every piece of writing you take on — be it past, present, or future.
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HIGH CONCEPT WRITING is a master screenwriting class. However, High Concept Writing is not writing specific or writing intensive; it is a concept class and does not require a writing sample.

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Tonia Kempler
Posted 9 months ago
Critical Master Class

We all hit our pages with the assumption our ideas are solid, many times they need work to make them a High-Concept idea that will stand-out among all the rest. Max has a magic touch when it comes to helping writers analyze their ideas.

Nektarios Chrissos
Posted 9 months ago
Easily one of the best screenwriting courses I've ever taken

I primarily write sci/fi and fantasy; such stories are the epitome of high-concept writing. And this is an element we fantasy writers often botch. Max's class helped me elevate my stories to epicness; high concept in screenwriting isn't big explosions, defiant superheroes and sizzling special effects; it's something else entirely, that Max's course will surely help you handle, as it helped me.

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