LAB: THE PACING LAB
A Two Hour Lab with Screenwriter Max Adams:
LAB SUBJECT: The Pacing Lab
LAB DATES: 09.17.22
LAB TIME: 8 PM EST *TIME HAS CHANGED TO 10 PM ET
LAB FEE: $59.00 ||
LAB LOCATION: The is an online Zoom lab
FIRST HOUR: 45 Minute Lecture & Presentation from Max Adams & 15 Minute Break
SECOND HOUR: Analysis, Discussion & Review of Pacing & Structure Example Models
*Optional Half Hour Q&A with Max Adams to Follow
AFTER REGISTRATION —
You will receive your Zoom dits in email the day prior to your zoom lab date. Please white list theafw.com email to make sure you receive your confirmation email and lab dits — and please try to register at least a day in advance. We do not want to be flinging email back and forth an hour before the lab starts and will not be accepting new registrations in the hour immediately preceding the lab and mid-presentation.
WE WILL BE COVERING:
- The Story Engine: Use it or lose it
- Plot focus
- Cause & effect
- Turning points
- Backstory — when it is your friend and when it isn’t
- The South Park model
- The Good News Bad News model
- Obstacles and how to use them
- Connect the dots writing [no no no!]
- Building narrative dramatic tension
- Building comedic tension
- Tension vs suspense & how to use it
- Setting up a successful story climax
- And more —
YOU WILL TAKE AWAY:
- An understanding of the core elements of narrative dramatic tension and how to build and maintain dramatic and comedic tension in an escalating second act that builds to a successful story climax.
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Max Adams has been a keen mentor, champion and cheerleader. Her online classes have provided me with very specific and important screenwriting tools. My short script, Minerva’s War, was a 2014 Finalist at the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival in Beverly Hills as a direct result of learning and applying these techniques.