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: 01.09.24
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: Defining High Concept ||
Lecture: The Crichton Model

WEEK TWO: Brainstorming ||
Lecture: The Mundane Must Die

WEEK THREE: Using Location ||
Lecture: You Don’t Need “Quirky” When You Have Airforce One

WEEK FOUR: Modifying Character ||
Lecture: Unplugged: 1980s Teenagers or New York Marketing Executives?

WEEK FIVE: High Stakes ||
Lecture: Everything Goes Better With a Man Eating Shark

WEEK SIX: Fantasy ||
Lecture: Harry Potter vs Boring Potter

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 3 years 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.

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Nektarios Chrissos
Posted 3 years 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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Author & Award Winning Screenwriter Max Adams

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MAX ADAMS is an author and award winning screenwriter. She has written for Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures — and a couple others to remain unnamed because no one around here wants to get black listed.

Max is a former volunteer AFI Alumni reader and WGAw online mentor, has appeared as a speaker at, among other places, AMPAS, USC, and Film Arts Foundation, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Utah and a former lecturer & instructor at New York Film Academy, is the author of The Screenwriter’s Survival Guide AND The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide, is the founder of two international online screenwriting workshops and has the dubious distinction of having been dubbed “Red Hot Adams” by Daily Variety for selling three pitches over a holiday weekend — which made her agents cry.

[In a good way.]

She answers now to both “Max” and “Red Hot” in crowds and dog parks.

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HIGH CONCEPT WRITING || ONLINE MASTER COURSE

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 Provider: Organization

Course Provider Name: The AFW

Course Provider URL: https://theafw.com

Course Mode: Online

Course Workload: PT24H

Duration: PT6W

Repeat Frequency: Yearly

Course Type: Paid

Course Currency: USD

Course Price: 475.00

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