How to Write a Short Film!
The four-week Short Screenplay Bootcamp course focuses on clear, concise storytelling within the framework of a 1-10 page film script. Whether it’s a comedy sketch or dramatic vignette, you’ll study and explore short-form storytelling, then plan, draft, and revise a complete script by the end of the four-week course. Perfect for filmmakers seeking a project to shoot, or aspiring writers looking to start a collaboration with a director.
#### About the Instructor:
Conor Kyle has written for Shudder’s Creepshow (2019) and placed twice in the Nicholl Fellowship with his scripts “Peter and the Wolves” (quarterfinals, also Launchpad top 10) and The Tube (semifinals). His screenplays have also been featured on special sections of the annual Hit List, Young & Hungry List, Spec Book, and on Tracking Board’s “Best Writers of the Year” booklet. View Conor’s previous classes here on Twitter, **YouTube **and Twitch or the Script Camp Video Library
#### How to join the Free Class:
- Hit the RSVP button to save your spot!
- Then join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/Qy3E35DZna
#### How to enroll in the 4-week Short Screenplay Bootcamp:
- You can either purchase the complete course “a la carte”: https://scriptcamp.net/classes
- Or start your free trial $49 Unlimited Script Camp membership with access to over 70 hours of live classes, workshops and bootcamps every month, including the weekly Writers Lab: https://scriptcamp.net/membership/
#### Week 1: Premise (Aug 20)
Let’s narrow down your idea and ask the question: why this story? During this class, we will chisel away at the central dramatic question of your short. We’ll also discuss how to develop a “proof of concept” short film from your feature screenplay, followed by an intensive workshop to finalize your logline and begin the outlining process.
- Finalize your logline
- Fill out your sketchbook.
- Complete story beats
#### Week 2: Structure and Outlining (Aug 27)
This week, we’ll return to structure, in preparation to make our “scene cards.” You’ll make a complete roadmap of your short story, carefully planning out the great moments on every page. You’ll also begin writing your opening scene. In the week that follows this class, you’ll take a swing at your first draft.
- Complete story beats
- Complete scene cards
- Write first draft
#### Week 3: Feedback and Revising (Sep 3)
Everyone will turn in their project this week for a full set of feedback and revision pointers. You’ll table read selections from the script as needed, and solicit feedback from your peers as well. Following this meeting, you’ll have one day to give your feedback on fellow student scripts and the rest of the week to finalize your second draft.
- One day to read and post your feedback on student scripts
- Complete your second draft by next week
#### Week 4: Final Drafts — What Now? (Sep 10)
This week you’ll turn in the second draft of the short, for final remarks, table read selections and suggestions of where to go next. Whether it’s planning for more drafts, or moving into production, we’ll cover the exciting next steps that follow the completion of your completed script
- Read and post your feedback on final student scripts
- Final polish, turn in your final draft by Sep 17!