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- Visual Storytelling: Writing Screenplays for the Big Screen, the Small Screen and the Really Small Screen
VISUAL STORYTELLING: WRITING SCREENPLAYS FOR THE BIG SCREEN, THE SMALL SCREEN AND THE REALLY SMALL SCREENStorytelling is rapidly changing and evolving from reading a story aloud out of a book, to listening to a radio show, to going to a movie theater, to the audience actively controlling the direction of a story. In addition, we access our stories on a number of different platforms. We can read a book on our telephone. We not only can watch a movie whenever it is convenient for us, but also can make a movie with a point-and-shoot digital camera and get millions of people to watch our movie.
What the Course Covers
- Examines the future of storytelling and our role as writers in advancing the delivery of story, our responsibility to that story, and our control or lack of control of how people access our creative work.
- Beginning with film study, students move to the basics of screenwriting, and finally they write a screenplay for a specific media delivery system - be it a traditional format such as television or something completely new.
Students interested in understanding the fundamentals of storytelling for a broad variety of applications: film, video, new media, creative writing, journalism, social media, and story development for game design.
This course can be used toward completion of the Visual, Literary and Performing Arts (VLPA) requirement.
Meets: T W Th F, 9:30 a.m. – noon
Instructor: Shawn Wong
Course Number: ENGL 200
Course Status: Open