January 8, 2021

These Screenwriting Lessons Are the Crash Course You Didn't Know You Needed

There are so many questions about writing… and not so many short answers.

One of the things about writing professionally that still throws me off is how many terms there are that people toss around; things like “high concept,” “elevator pitch,” “logline,” “subplot,” etc. Screenwriting is made up of dozens of terms with simple explanations.

And now, those explanations are available to you in video form.

DePaul University’s Cinematic Arts department has created “Sixty Second Screenwriting Lessons.” It’s a video series that provides definitions for those terms and how you can apply them to your own writing.

Check out the playlist from DePaul University, and let’s talk after.

One of the things I love about this concept is just how short the lessons are. In under fifteen minutes, you can really get a crash course on screenwriting and learn a whole lot.

There were some things I had forgotten, like what it means to pitch something “high concept.”

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Source: NoFilmSchool