Starts: Wed 7 June 2017
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 7 weeks
Cost: €195/€170 Members
This special seven-week course will focus on developing the budding screenwriter’s original vision to create an original short film screenplay. Join screenwriter, producer and director Ferdia Mac Anna for an informative, engaging and empowering series of workshops on the basics of the craft of screenwriting and filmmaking. This will include character creations, scene construction, the three-act structure, dialogue, plot, visual writing, tone, theme and genre.
In the final two weeks, there will be a special component whereby students will be given a crash course by industry professionals on the craft and techniques of basic filmmaking, including camera and sound, continuity, casting, script editing, staging, working with actors, art direction and design as well as production and directing.
Students will then shoot a short film or scenes for a work-in-progress.
Ferdia Mac Anna is a Teaching Facilitator at the Innovation Academy, UCD. He has worked as a lecturer in TV Production, English Literature and Creative Writing. He is also a director and producer of Film and TV, novelist and screenwriter as well as rock and roll singer.