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Dive into standard screenwriting format and learn how to storyboard for both narrative and documentary projects! With a dynamic workshop structure that blends presentation with time for practice and feedback, you may choose to work on your own projects or practice with provided scripts and prompts.
COURSE SCHEDULE & LESSON PLAN
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30
Session A: 11:00am-12:30pm
Session B: 6:30pm-8:00pm
(3 hours of instruction over two days, with at-home project to be completed between the two sessions)
SESSION A (11:00am-12:30pm on Saturday, January 30)
The following skills and topics will be covered:
- Script Types - Understanding different screenwriting formats, from narrative scripts for film and dramatized projects, to audio/video scripts for documentary and informational projects.
- Screenplay Formats - Learning best practices for writing and editing scripts, including software tools and resource sites.
- Storyboarding Techniques - Creating a visual map for your film and using storyboard panels to visualize characters, layouts, and scenes.
Practice creating a script and storyboard in the style of your choice! Use your own project or work with a sample project we provide.
SESSION B (6:30pm-8:00pm on Tuesday, February 2)
Share your script and storyboard, then receive feedback from classmates and the instructor, who will answer any questions which may have arisen during your process. Additional resources will also be shared for continued learning.
Online, via Zoom. All workshops will be live-captioned.
A computer or tablet which can access Zoom and shared Google Drive files, plus screenplay software of your choice, to be suggested by the instructor.
Ages 17+. Anyone who wishes to enter the local film and video production industry, high school and college students over 17, those who are interested in freelancing, and creatives looking to turn their ideas into workable scripts. Women and nonbinary students age 17-26 who complete all the workshops can apply to become RG Pro as paid apprentices. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
WHAT ARE RG PRO'S PRODUCTION INTENSIVES WORKSHOPS?
An ongoing series of modular film production workshops designed to provide young and budding filmmakers with training opportunities around the fundamentals of film. Eligible participants who complete the entire series have the opportunity to become an apprentice of Northwest Film Forum’s production company, RG Pro.
To adapt to COVID-19, our online education offerings are slightly different from previous iterations of the Production Intensives workshops, with a deeper focus on pre-production, livestreaming, and post-production.
WINTER 2021 SCHEDULE:
- Jan. 16: Intro to Producing for Film & Media
- Jan. 23: Producing On Set
- Jan. 30 & Feb. 2: Scriptwriting & Storyboarding
- Feb. 6 & Feb. 9: Livestreaming & Virtual Production
- Feb. 13 & Feb. 16: Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro
- Feb. 20 & Feb. 23: Intro to Adobe After Effects
- Feb. 27 & Mar. 2: Motion Graphics in Adobe After Effects