DIALOGUE WRITING || ONLINE MASTER COURSE

DIALOGUE WRITING || ONLINE MASTER COURSE

 

COURSE:

A Six Week Online Master Screenwriting Course
Studying with Max Adams
Course Dates: 05.18.21
Course Fee: $475 || Course Deposit: $150
Course Location: ONLINE

 Dialogue 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 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 dialogue assignments with Max Adams.

 

COURSE SYLLABUS:

WEEK ONE: Reality vs. Dialogue Reality ||
Lecture: But That’s How People Really Talk!

WEEK TWO: Monologues vs. Withholding ||
Lecture: When to Go Shakespeare

WEEK THREE: Rhythm & Cadence ||
Lecture: Colloquialism, Friend or Foe?

WEEK FOUR: Character & Dialogue ||
Lecture: Why Does Molly Sound Like Mary?

WEEK FIVE: Subtext & Depth ||
Lecture: The Duck Metaphor; Or, Why Woody Allen Was a Writing God

WEEK SIX: Voice Over & Narration || Lecture: Film vs. Audio Book

WEEK SEVEN: Grace Week ||
No Lecture

 

WE WILL BE COVERING:
  • Cadence, rhythm & speaking patterns
  • Monologues — when to go long & when to cut it short
  • Exposition & narrative dramatic tension
  • Repetition — when it works & when it kills
  • How to carry a static scene with dialogue
  • Turning scenes with dialogue
  • Dialogue peaks
  • When silence is dialogue
  • Voice overs & breaking the fourth wall
  • Electronic devices & animated dialogue
  • Supporting character cornerstones with dialogue
  • Comedic tension in dialogue
  • Dramatic tension in dialogue
  • On the nose dialogue
  • Talking heads
  • Subtext
  • 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, creating dialogue that more fully supports story, character, dramatic & comedic tension, suspense, plot, pacing and cinematic impact improving reading experience for future readers and industry professionals considering material for option, purchase, development, attachment and production.
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DIALOGUE 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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Melinda
Posted 8 months ago
Charaters That Pop Off the Page

This was the first class I took from Max and a great start for learning more about screenwriting. Characters drive stories by what they say and do. Dialogue differs from ordinary speech. Creating distinct voices for each character in content, vernacular, length of their sentences, and cadence takes craft. That is what the class teaches, how to make characters pop off the page, alive and kicking.

Nektarios Chrissos
Posted 8 months ago
No more stilted dialogue

Wooden lines can ruin characters and stories. Max knows that, being a Nicholl winner and fellow, not to mention a Hollywood trenches' survivor. She gave me the tools to write dialogue lines that can make actors want to play the roles; that will stop the eyes' rolling after reading corny conversations. A very, very useful course that I was lucky to spot and take.

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