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2018年08月19日文章来源:创意与艺术学院2018年08月19日浏览次数:112

中级编剧(Craig)

课程学分:3

课程内容:

The hardest part of screenwriting is not the writing, it’s the knowing what to write.

For many years I worked for Ed Solomon, one of the top screenwriters in Hollywood. While there, we worked on many production rewrites where we were often given 3 short months to fix and rewrite a script before it immediately went into production.

The very first thing we did was to outline, and re-outline, and re-re-outline the film, breaking the story. We’d diagram the movie over and over again on white boards until we knew EXACTLY what we were going to do page by page and moment by moment. Often, a month in, we’d get a call asking when they could see some pages. When Ed explained that we hadn’t started writing yet, people would start to panic.

Then Ed would explain: If we get the story right before we write it, it’ll write very quickly. (And it did, often at 15 pages a day.) But if we don’t get it right, then it won’t matter what we write. It won’t work.

And he was right.

And this is the skill we’re going to be working on in this class. Learning to SEE your story, and to have a VISION for it, before you write the first words on the first page.

As such, the goals of this course are as follows:

1) To teach you how to see the hidden structures of your screenplay, and to learn to weave these structures together so that they “dance with each other” and all work together.

2) To help you develop your voice, and hone your writing, so that it expresses what makes you uniquely you.

3) To more deeply understand the process of writing.


课程师:Craig Sabin


师介绍:Craig拥有近20年的剧本开发经历,曾为HBO、迪士尼、TNT等多个制片厂及电视网开发剧本,曾经参与过的项目包括《狮子王1:1/2》、《米奇、唐老鸭和高飞;三个火枪手》、《花木兰2》、《奇妙仙子:水仙子》、《星际宝贝》等。