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ABOUT THIS MODULE

The biggest problem many scripts suffer from is flatly-written, clichéd characters.  Learn vital secrets to writing multi-dimensional characters from working Hollywood writers John Anderson, David Freeman, Writer/Producer Mike Emanuel, Executive Producer Steve Skrovan and the president of inktip.com, Jerrol LeBaron.
 

IN THIS MODULE

  • 33:44 video that teaches you how to create and write compelling characters
  • Comprehensive resource guide
  • Checklist for Developing Characters
 
For Instructors:
  • Script Writing Course Curriculum Guide
  • Exercise - People You Know
  • Exercise - Developing Characters
  • Exercise - Personalities
  • Quiz and answer key to test your students' proficiency
  • PowerPoint presentation you can use to help support your classroom lecture

LEARN

  • The various character types in a movie
  • The eight character archetypes
  • How to create a strong protagonist
  • How to create a strong antagonist
  • The role of supporting characters
  • How to create real, multi-dimensional characters
  • How to create compelling changes in characters
  • How to separate the perspective of the story from that of the main character
The videos are a big leap forward for contemporary classroom videos, utilizing clean greenscreen, working professionals and 16:9. The film is well-paced and will be a great addition to classroom instruction. It is designed and constructed in ways both interesting and accessible to student filmmakers. I hope to utilize the material in my classroom!”
 
   - Tom Dunphy, Orange-Ulster BOCES
 
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