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ABOUT THIS MODULE

The treatment and outline for a movie is literally the backbone of the story, and the quality of your work in this phase can either make or break your script. Learn how to write an effective treatment and outline and simplify the process of writing the first draft.  Working Hollywood writers teach you how to get the most out of this valuable writing tool.
 

IN THIS MODULE

  • 26:00 video that teaches you, step-by-step, how to use treatments and outlines to properly structure your story
  • Comprehensive resource guide

LEARN

  • How to develop the title
  • How to determine the theme of your story and how you can apply it to each scene
  • How to write a strong logline
  • How to write an effective treatment
  • How to write an effective outline
  • How to create set-ups and payoffs throughout the story
  • How to create highs and lows in your story
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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