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This introductory screenwriting workshop explores the art and craft of writing scripts for videos, feature films, or television productions.

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Screenwriting, also called scriptwriting, is the art and craft of writing scripts for videos, feature films, or television productions. A writer can create a script that is based on an original idea, or they can create a script from a concept, true story, or an existing literary work, such as a novel, poem, play, comic book or short story, that they have the rights to adapt. A screenplay by itself is not a final product; it is used as a blueprint during the Video Production process by the Director to craft their vision for the story.

In this introductory course, topics covered will include the following areas: dramatic structure and script elements, writing dynamic action and strong dialogue, developing characters, the importance of rewrites and how to receive notes on your work, how to craft a logline and pitch your idea. We will also do writing exercises to use the skills acquired in the workshop and discuss other learning and community resources.

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  • Zoom account (Register here)

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Session 1: Tuesday February 1st, 7pm-10pm

Session 2: Tuesday February 8th, 7pm-10pm

Session 3: Tuesday, February 15th, 7pm-10pm

Session 4: Tuesday, February 22nd, 7pm-10pm

This workshop is PWYC by donation (with a minimum donation of $40 to register). Fees for this workshop can be waived if access to funds is a barrier to participation. For more information please email access@digitalartsresourcecentre.ca.

Cancellation Policy

DARC is unable to provide course attendee refunds for cancellations. DARC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses if necessary.

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This workshop will be presented online via Zoom with live closed captioning provided.

Instructor

Nate Estabrooks is a graduate of the prestigious Norman Jewison Canadian Film Centre and member of the Director’s Guild of Canada. Nate Estabrooks is a workshop instructor with a wide and practical film path to draw from. As a talented feature director, VFX artist and award-winning screenwriter, he is a founding member of Space Tigers Inc, a production pipeline offering VFX and post-production services and continues to develop his toolset through 360 videos, VR storytelling and computer-generated imagery.

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Digital Arts Resource Centre (formerly SAW Video) is a not-for-profit, artist-run media art centre that fosters the growth and development of artists through access to equipment, training, mentorship, and programming. Our mission is to support a diverse community of media artists empowered by technology, programming and the exchange of ideas.

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