Overview

Running time: 280 minutesFive Chapters, 38 Lessons

OVERVIEW: This comprehensive beginner’s course is for anyone who has good ideas that they want to share with the world. Inside, find a complete introduction to the basic elements of screenwriting, production, and directing.

When you purchase the course, you’ll also get the following course downloads to study:

Director’s Notes Template (pdf)

Director’s Notes Template (Excel)

Cupid & Eros Sample Script

Highway 9 Budget TopSheet Template (pdf)

Highway 9 Budget TopSheet Template (Excel)

Highway 9 ScriptBreakdown (pdf)

Highway 9 ScriptBreakdown (Excel)

“How to write a scene” by John August

The Story Skeleton

Lifetime Access – No Limits

 

How to Make a Short Film – Start to Finish

CHAPTER 1: Script

  • Lesson 1-1: Where to look for ideas ( 4:30 )
  • Lesson 1-2: Is Your Idea a Story? ( 6:41 )
  • Lesson 1-3: Character ( 7:40 )
  • Lesson 1-4: Mapping the Script Structure ( 9:43 )
  • Lesson 1-5: From Skeleton to Outline ( 7:52 )
  • Lesson 1-6: Screenplay Format ( 7:45 )
  • Lesson 1-7: Writing the Screenplay ( 4:57 )
  • Lesson 1-8: Rewriting and Revisions ( 8:51 )
  • Lesson 1-9: Preparing the Rest of Your Production ( 2:27 )

CHAPTER 2: Camera, Lighting, and Sound

  • Lesson 2-1: Script Analysis and Breakdown ( 6:37 )
  • Lesson 2-2: Understanding Visual Storytelling ( 6:30 )
  • Lesson 2-3 Pt 1: Shots and Shot Composition ( 7:05 )
  • Lesson 2-3 Pt 2: Elements of Shot Composition ( 7:58 )
  • Lesson 2-4: Camera Movement ( 18:00 )
  • Lesson 2-5 Pt 1: Shots Working Together ( 8:19 )
  • Lesson 2-5 Pt 2: Audience Emotion ( 4:23 )
  • Lesson 2-6: Lighting ( 4:33 )
  • Lesson 2-7: Sound ( 11:15 )
  • Lesson 2-8: Production Design, Costumes, Hair & Makeup ( 7:58 )

CHAPTER 3: Preparing Your Production

  • Lesson 3-1: How to Approach Prepping your Production ( 2:26 )
  • Lesson 3-2: Creative Challenges ( 6:07 )
  • Lesson 3-3: Technical Challenges ( 5:08 )
  • Lesson 3-4: Producer’s Challenges ( 6:30 )
  • Lesson 3-5: Take a List of you ( 5:38 )
  • Lesson 3-6: Budgeting ( 7:45 )
  • Lesson 3-7: Scheduling ( 10:39 )
  • Lesson 3-8: Assembling Your Crew ( 8:00 )
  • Lesson 3-9: Locations ( 10:16 )

 

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