Introduction to Screenwriting
2:00-3:00 / 2:00-3:30
Online / ECP Centre in Central
Overview Nearly everyone likes to watch movies, but what people sometimes forget is that every great movie starts with a script. In this introductory screenwriting course, students will learn the basics of screenplay writing and the features of the screenplay format used by screenwriters from Hollywood to Hong Kong. Students will read and discuss sample screenplays and then work collaboratively to write the script for a whodunnit mystery.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Primary focus on the basic elements of screenwriting
  • Understand the specific formatting of screenplays through reading, discussion and analysis of model texts
  • Gain the expertise to recognize and execute the correct industry standard screenwriting format
  • Introduction to plot structure and characteristics of a whodunnit mystery
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including effective dialogue, creating an atmosphere and setting with rich descriptions, creating action on screen
As a writer:
  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing and revising
  • Stretch creative thinking and take creative risks
  • Use a variety of techniques to portray characters
  • Experiment with new techniques, devices and structure
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Revise writing for continuity, consistency and focus
  • Edit their writing to keep the reader engaged
  • Refine proofreading and editing skills to prepare writing to be published
As a learner:
  • Develop creativity and collaboration through a workshop environment
  • Learn to look at own work critically and consider how to improve it
  • Learn to be open to and respond to constructive feedback
  • Gain confidence as a writer by writing a screenplay and sharing it in a live reading of the script
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For children aged
10 to 12
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