Sat, Nov 07 | Chris Soth - Virtual Screenwriting Workshop

Chris Soth - Screenwriting Workshop

The two-day masterclass will reveal the secrets of creating dramatic and comedic tension on beat, scene, sequence and screenplay level. Master story tension and get the roadmap for perfect structure for every story, in any genre – comedy, thriller or drama.
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Chris Soth - Screenwriting Workshop

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Nov 07, 2020, 1:00 PM CST – Nov 08, 2020, 5:00 PM CST
Chris Soth - Virtual Screenwriting Workshop

About The Event

Mini-Movie Method with Chris Soth

The two-day masterclass (October 10th and 11th, 1-5 p.m. both days) will reveal the secrets of creating dramatic and comedic tension on beat, scene, sequence and screenplay level. Master story tension and get the roadmap for perfect structure for every story, in any genre – comedy, thriller or drama. The method is easily understandable and universally applicable, and the lecture is complemented by plenty of examples and corresponding film segments.

Writer/Director-Producer Chris Soth has authored over 40 screenplays and is a frequent speaker on the topics of story structure and independent filmmaking, teaching screenwriters around the world how to write great screenplays. Chris is the writer of “Firestorm”, released by 20th Century Fox, and the independent hit “Outrage: Born in Terror”. He has taught at USC and UCLA and currently guides screenwriters from concept to FADE OUT using the “Mini-Movie Method”, one of the main texts on Frank Daniel’s Sequence Method next to Paul Gulino’s “Screenwriting: The Sequence Approach – The Hidden Structure of Successful Screenplays” and David Howard’s “How to Build a Great Screenplay”.

DAY ONE October 10th, 2020 1-5 p.m. — The history of story from the beginning of time through Ancient Greece — And how that culminates in the natural progress of Three Act Structure and — — The invention of film and — — The Mini-Movie Method. DISCOVER: — The 8-Step pattern of story — — The magic equation for tension – hope vs fear. DAY ONE includes screening of segments of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, WHAT’S UP DOC, THE STING and DIABOLIQUE. — Writing the logline Homework: write the logline for your story

DAY TWO October 11th, 2020 1-5 p.m. — Brainstorming based on your loglines Every kind of story is one of, or a combination of these ten, seminal genres: — The Supernatural Story — discover your superpowers! — The Escape — break out of boring! — The Caper — steal their hearts! — The Love Story — and make them fall for you! — The Monster Movie — scare them! — The Revolt — and break free! — The Road Trip — let’s get out of here! — The Revenge Story — they crossed the wrong guy! — The Practical Joke — be a trickster — and solve the mystery of — — The Detective Story! DAY TWO will include screening segments of: CASABLANCA, COOL HAND LUKE, TERMINATOR and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.

Registration deadline: Octorber 5th, 2020

Participation fee for the masterclass: $297

$25 off for current SWAMP members - email Randee info@swamp.org for discount code.

Cancelation

before October 5 - 100% refund

after October 10 - 50% refund

*Chris Soth offering a free month of mentorship for all attendees. 

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