课程内容：The goals of this course are:
1) Learn why stories and films ‘work’ from the perspective of a professionalscreenwriter and filmmaker.
2) Learn the individual structures of Plot, Character, and Theme, andunderstand how great writers get them to “dance together.”
3) Learn how to create compelling characters: Character Identification,Character Reveals, Character Sympathy, Character Empathy, CharacterSecrets, Character Growth, Want/Need, Hope/Fear, Doubt, Debate, Decision,Behavior vs Backstory.
4) Learn the basic elements and established patterns of storytelling and theirvaried uses when applied to screenwriting, including but not limited to:Character, Concept, Teaser, Status Quo, Want, Need (Aware/Oblivious/InDenial), Inner Conflict, Predicament/Problem, Theme (Stated/Implied/Debated), Point of Attack, Debate and/or Repercussions and/or First Attempt,Subplots, Lock-In/Main Tension/Main Goal, New World/Journey, Audience’sHope/Fear, Exploration, Mini-Goals, Obstacles, Midpoint Triumph/Reversal,Psychological Exploration, Emotional Growth, Subplots Explored, False FinalAttempt/Failure/New Hope/New Insight, Outer Resolution, EmotionalCatharsis/Inner Resolution/Epiphany, Return/New Status Quo/New Wisdom.
5) Learn the micro techniques of storytelling:Suspense, Mystery, Character Reveals, Empathy/Sympathy/Identification,Behavior vs Backstory, Doubts, Debate, Decisions, Protagonist’s Shadows,Theme Incarnate, Plants and Pay-Offs, Extreme Emotion, Advertising/Telegraphing, Twists, Surprises, Deadlines, Absolutes, Inside Information,Preparation and Aftermath, Attractions, All or Nothing Goals, Milking Beats,Unresolved Tension, Reactions, Revealing New Information, Reversals, LifeEvents, Familiar Events, Place and Setting (Familiar vs Unfamiliar), Love, Interest/Primary Relationship, Contrasts.
教师介绍：Peter Gamble Robinson is the co-writer of Office Uprising (starring Brenton Thwaites, Zachary Levi, Jane Levy, Karin Soni, & Ian Harding) which was developed for Crackle. Most recently he’s completed Wish Police & The Mischievians for ReelFX, and is now developing the project Supervillain Academy. He began his career as the ghostwriter of House of Sand and Fog, and his script The Harrowing won awards in the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition, the CAPE New Writer’s Award and was a semi-finalist for the Nichol.
Peter worked for 12 years in the writer’s room of A-List screenwriter Ed Solomon on films including Now You See Me and Now You See Me 2. He’s a graduate of the University of Southern California’s film program where he received both his BFA in screenwriting (Cum Laude) and his MFA in directing. He has taught as an adjunct professor in USC’s screenwriting program since 2008.