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Screenwriting Forest: Write a Notable Screenplay in 95 Days

The Art and Craft of Screenwriting in its entirety. Start from Basics to the Third Draft of your Screenplay in 95 Days!
Instructor:
Ansh J
193 students enrolled
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You will receive an in-depth knowledge of Screenwriting.
You will be ready with the Third Draft, of your High Concept Feature Length Screenplay.
You will have confidence in approaching Studios and like, to pitch and sell your Screenplay.

**LEARNER TESTOMINIAL 1**

“This is easily worth the money, truly a life-changing course if you are serious about doing this, and succeeding as a screenwriter.” 

I’ve read dozens of screenwriting books; these lectures aligned with industry standards that I’ve read, but offer fresh ideas, and convey ways to accomplish and succeed that I’ve not read before. Hearing his presentation energizes me in ways that I have not found in books, seeing his examples, breaking this down into manageable steps, make this all possible. This is easily worth the money, truly a life-changing course if you are serious about doing this, and succeeding as a screenwriter. The instructor’s accent is Indian and took me about 10-minutes to get used to his inflections, and now I’m able to easily understand his words. There is a ton of research done in this, he’s combined the mass confusion sitting buried into my library shelves, organized and laid it all out for me in a way that makes sense and motivates me because now as I listened to the course, I have come up with breakthroughs on 3 different scripts that I’ve been struggling through! That alone makes this worth every penny!

– Mark

**INTRODUCTION**

Is Writing and Selling, a High Concept Feature Length Screenplay, your goal?

Awesome! Because the Most Detailed Study in Writing for Films: Screenwriting Forest, is only a Click away, in supporting you in your Goals.

Welcome to the Only Screenwriting Course you will ever need!
This power-packed Study, is the most Comprehensive and Dynamic Text on Screenwriting available on UDEMY!.

This course is designed primarily, for a Complete Beginner who aims to write a memorable Screenplay after learning the craft in its entirety. However, this Study is also suited for a Giant professional who wouldn’t mind getting hands on some unique tools and techniques covered in this Study, to be included in his/her Screenwriting Bank.

In all, you get the best of both the worlds.

**CURRICULUM**

Throughout the Study, we will cover topics on:   

  • Screenwriting Essentials

  • Premise

  • Logline 

  • Idea Research

  • Genre

  • High Concept

  • Story

  • Characters

  • Story World

  • Dialogue

  • Story Structure

  • Scenes

  • Story Outline

  • Script Writing Software 101

  • Screenwriting Contests and Fellowships

  • Tons of Add-on Lectures on Theme, Aesthetic Emotion, Script vs Screenplay, Dilemma, Screenplay Format, Title, Character Arc and other Important Screenwriting Tips and Tricks.

The Course is bifurcated into 15 Extensive Modules and over 150 Lessons (over 14 Hours!! of highly valuable content).
A raw, Film-School Experience.

**LEARNER TESTOMINIAL 2**

“Very thorough class”

Great for those who are new to screenwriting.

– Jasmine
   

**HIGHLIGHT OF THE COURSE**

It doesn’t end there…
After covering up the Screenwriting Theory, we delve straight into WRITING AND SELLING A SCREENPLAY, STEP-BY-STEP in 95 Days!!

Yes, this is what makes Screenwriting Forest, the most dynamic Study available on the Marketplace. This course is also unique in the way that it is structured and presented. It is inclusive of everything which I have learnt over the Period of my learning the Screenwriting Theory and Writing screenplays.

**BONUSES**

   I am sure you are already intrigued. But wait! You will be more when you will learn about the Bonuses, that you will receive along with the above mentioned curriculum:

  • Templates and Screenwriting Examples to aid you in writing specific Topics of Story like Premise, Synopsis, Character and World Development etc.

  • Interactive Quizzes to test your knowledge about the Screenwriting Concepts that you have learnt (The number of Questions increase with the proceeding section, to keep it challenging)

  • Day by Day Breakdown of Writing and Selling YOUR Original Screenplay, from scratch (You will be ready with the Third Draft of your Original Feature Length Screenplay, at the end of this Study – GUARANTEED!!)

  • Lots of Recommended Resources and Screenwriting Books for further developing your Skills.

**LEARNER TESTOMINIAL 3**

“Formatting”

Great explanation of how formatting can make a world of difference.

– Cataline-Andrei

**FINAL WORD BEFORE WE BEGIN**

I invite you to give Screenwriting Forest: An Extensive Study in Screenwriting, a chance to aid you in fulfilling your dream to be a Screenwriter. I assure you that you won’t be disappointed.

ENROLL in this Course now, and see your vision come right by writing a fantastic High Concept Screenplay.

I am looking forward to see you on the other side.

Best Wishes!
Ansh J

Course Introduction

1
Introduction to the Study

In this Lecture, you will be introduced to everything we will cover in this Study plus you will receive access to a Graphic laying out your Journey in this Study.

2
What is Screenwriting?

In this Lecture, you will learn about the definition of Screenwriting. Along with it, you will learn about the THREE Emotions that you must adapt in your Writer Self. Lastly, receive The Screenwriter's Oath™ that every writer must commit too.

3
History of Screenwriting

In this lecture, you will be learning about the History of Screenwriting.

4
How is it like to be a Screenwriter?

In this Lecture, you will learn about how is it like to be a Screenwriter.

5
Screenwriting vs Other Forms of Writing

In this Lecture, you will learn the difference between Screenwriting with other writing forms like Play Writing, Novel Writing, Vignette Writing and Poetry.

6
Script vs Screenplay (Add-on)

In this Add-on Lecture, we will explore whether is there any difference between a Script and a Screenplay, followed by discussing the terms Spec Script and Shooting Script.

7
Seed Level I (2 Questions)

This Quiz tests your learning of Section 1 (Course Introduction)

Premise

1
Exploring Genre

In this Lecture, we will define a Genre and a Sub-Genre, followed by exploring the various Genres in Film.

2
Idea Research

In this Lecture, we will explore FOUR Never-before-Seen Techniques to generate a compelling Idea for your Screenplay. 

3
High Concept

In this Lecture, we define High Concept and learn the various ways of seeing whether your Idea is a High Concept or not.

4
What is a Premise?

In this Lecture, we define a Premise, see the difference between a Logline and Premise, finally explore the Three stages of a Premise.

5
An Effective Premise Writing Process

In this lecture, we learn a Process which will aid you in writing a gripping Premise.

6
Theme (Add-on)

In this Add-on Lecture, we will learn about Theme followed by learning Why theme is important. We will see some of the film examples that have universal themes that make them great and memorable and finally, we will be taking look at some of the key ways to show the theme of your story, with subtlety.

7
Title (Add-on)

In this Add-on Lecture, we will learn about Title, and explore certain tips and tricks to choose the right title for your first or next high concept screenplay.

8
Seed Level II (3 Questions)

This Quiz tests your learning of Section 2 (Premise)

Story

1
What is Story?

In this Lecture, we will learn about the FIVE Definitions of Story.

2
How to become an Ace Storyteller?

In this Lecture, we will learn how can one be an Ace storyteller by exploring the THREE Experience States, a writer should experience in his/her life.

3
What is a Plot?

In this Lecture, we will define Plot followed by learning about Plot Devices and explore various Plot Templates you can use to craft a Plot.

4
What is a Synopsis?

In this lecture, we will define Synopsis and explore the elements needed and not needed, making a Synopsis worth reading.

5
An Effective Synopsis Writing Process

In this Lecture, we learn how to effectively write a Synopsis.

6
Showing vs Telling

In this Lecture, we will learn why it is advisable to show, rather than tell in a story.

7
Storytelling Emotions (Add-on)

In this Add-on Lecture, we will learn about the different storytelling Emotions followed by seeing the link between a Reader’s emotion and a Character’s emotion. Finally, we will take an example to learn how emotions flow through within a Scene of your screenplay.

8
Aesthetic Emotion (Add-on)

In this Add-on Lecture, we will learn about a mind stirring concept called Aesthetic Emotion.

9
Seed Level III (4 Questions)

This Quiz tests your learning of Section 3 (Story)

Characters

1
Who is a Character?

In this Lecture, we will define a Character, see the different types of characters, explore certain character traits, fears, flaws, values, morals, quirks and motivations that strengthen your characters three folds and finally, explore TEN out of 50 elements to build an intriguing character.

2
Archetypes vs Stereotypes

In this Lecture, we will learn about Archetypes and Stereotypes, followed by 17 Master Archetypes that you can make use for your characters.

3
Archetypes vs Stereotypes (Extended)

This is an extended lecture of the Archetypes vs Stereotypes one, and here we take a look at the next 10 Elements needed to build an intriguing character. Consider this Lecture as Lecture 23A

4
Protagonists

In this Lecture, we will learn about Protagonists followed by the next 10 elements needed to build an intriguing character.

5
Antagonists

In this Lecture, we will learn about Antagonists followed by the next 10 elements needed to build an intriguing character.

6
Supporting Characters

In this Lecture, we will learn about Supporting Characters followed by the final 10 elements needed to build an intriguing character.

7
An Effective Character Development Process

In this Lecture, I will give you a word document and a PDF to make your Character Development process fun.

8
Dilemma (Add-on)

In this Add-on Lecture, we will learn about Dilemma.

9
Plant Level I (5 Questions)

This Quiz tests your learning of Section 4 (Character)

Story World

1
What is a World?

In this Lecture, we will learn about the World, your characters live in.

2
World Building Elements

In this Lecture, we will explore several World Building Elements that you need to think about to build a compelling world for your characters.

3
An Effective World Development Process

In this Lecture, we will learn about an effective World Development Process, following which we will discuss about the World Development Sheet that you can use to create your own Fascinating World.

4
Description (Add-on)

In this Add-On Lecture, we will learn about Description, the pitfalls that you must avoid while writing a description and lastly, Eleven techniques to write fascinating description for your screenplay.

5
Plant Level II (5 Questions)

This Quiz tests your learning of Section 5 (Story World)

Dialogue

1
What is Dialogue?

In this Lecture, we will learn about the definition of Dialogue, that your characters speak to one another.

2
What is Sub-Text?

In this Lecture, we will learn about Subtext, the Silent Language that flows beneath the Surface Language / Text.

3
Dialogue Types and Functions

In this Lecture, we will discuss about the two ways in which Dialogue carries out its actions, followed by learning about the three functions that a dialogue performs in a story.

4
Dialogue Characteristics

In this Lecture, we will discuss about the various characteristics that make a dialogue, good.

5
Dialogue Flaws and Solutions

In this Lecture, we will learn about the various flaws that are committed while writing dialogue, and discuss certain ways to avoid them.

6
An Effective Dialogue Writing Process

In this Lecture, we will learn about an effective Dialogue Writing Process.

7
Plant Level III (6 Questions)

This Quiz tests your learning of Section 6 (Dialogue)

Story Structure

1
What is Structure?

In this Lecture, we will learn about Story Structure.

2
Decoding the Three Act Structure

In this Lecture, we will learn about the Standard way of structuring a Story, that is the 3 Act.

3
Decoding the Four Phase Structure

In this Lecture, we will learn about the incredible 4 Phase Structure Model in minute detail.

4
An Effective Story Structure Process

In this Lecture, I will give you TWO Word Documents and PDFs to make your Story Structure Process fun.

5
Transformation Arc (Add-on)

In this Add-on Lecture, we will learn about Character or Transformation Arc.

6
Shrub Level I (6 Questions)

This Quiz tests your learning of Section 7 (Story Structure)

Story Outline

1
What is a Scene?

In this Lecture, we will learn about What is a Scene, followed by seeing different types of Scenes. We will be exploring the key elements that make up a scene, including a Scene Beat, by learning about that through two examples. Lastly, we will look into some techniques to craft great scenes.

2
What is Outline?

In this Lecture, we will learn about Story Outline.

3
An Effective Story Outline Process

In this Lecture, we will learn about an effective Story Outline Process.

4
Shrub Level II (6 Questions)

This Quiz tests your learning of Section 8 (Story Outline)

Software 101

1
Final Draft 10 Essentials

In this Lecture, we will explore the latest Final Draft 10 Software, in detail.

Note: The New Version (Final Draft 11) is now LIVE. You can check it out in the Link Provided and Opt for a 30 Day Free Trial to check and explore it.

2
Celtx Condensed

In this Lecture, I will be introducing you to the Celtx Software, and provide you with links to learn more about the software.


Note: Celtx has launched Celtx for Games and VR. I recommend you to check it out if you are writing a Game or a VR Project. I have included a Link of the same.

3
Movie Magic Screenwriter Condensed

In this Lecture, I will be introducing you to the latest Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 Software, and provide you with links to learn more about it.

4
Other Screenwriting Software

In this Lecture, I will be telling you about some other screenwriting software that are available in the market. You can explore them if you wish to.

Note: Adobe is stopping its service of Story CC on January 22, 2019. So if you have opted Story as your Go-To Software for Scripting Purposes, be sure to back up your work and transfer it to another Software.

5
Shrub Level III (4 Questions)

This Quiz tests your learning of Section 9 (Software 101)

Planning the First Draft

1
Day 1A - The Process

In this lecture, we will discuss the process that we will be following for the next 95 Days, that will aid you to write a full-fledged feature length screenplay.

2
Day 1 - We Start with an Idea

Welcome to Day 1 and as the title says, we start with an idea.

3
Day 2 - Turning the Idea into a High Concept

Welcome to Day 2 and today, you will be turning your generated idea, into a high concept.

4
Day 3 - Premise it NOW

Welcome to Day 3 and today, you will be writing a Premise around the High Concept Idea that you have generated, with your effort and passion.

5
Day 4 - Synopsis it NOW

Welcome to Day 4 and today, you will be extending your premise into a one page Synopsis.

6
Day 5 - Story it NOW

Welcome to Day 5 and today, you will be outspreading your Synopsis into a Four-page Story.

7
Day 6 - Title it NOW

Welcome to Day 6 and today, you will be giving your story, a Title.

8
Day 7 - Is Theme Visible?

Welcome to Day 7 and today, you will be examining the Theme of your story.

9
Day 8 - Are you Building your Characters (Part 1)

Welcome to Day 8 and today you will be building the characters of your story, starting with the Main Character or the Protagonist.

10
Day 9 - Are you Building your Characters (Part 2)

Welcome to Day 9 and today, you will be continuing to build your characters. It is the Antagonist who will rise today.

11
Day 10 - Are you Building your Characters (Part 3)

Welcome to Day 10 and today, you will be building the supporting characters of your story, both the ones who support and prevent your main character, in achieving his or her goals.

12
Day 11 - Are you Building your Characters (Part 4)

Welcome to Day 11 and today, you will be finishing the development of the characters in your story.

13
Day 12 - Take a Closer Look at the Dilemma

Welcome to Day 12 and today, you will be taking a deeper look at the Dilemma your character will be facing in the story.

14
Day 13 - Re Discovering the Characters

Welcome to Day 13 and today, you will be re-discovering your characters to make them more intriguing.

15
Day 14 - Pay Attention to the Story World (Part 1)

Welcome to Day 14 and today you will be starting to build the world of your Story.

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Day 15 - Pay Attention to the Story World (Part 2)

Welcome to Day 15 and today, you will be continuing to build the world of your story.

17
Day 16 - Pay Attention to the Story World (Part 3)

Welcome to Day 16 and today, you will be continuing to build the world of your story.

18
Day 17 - Pay Attention to the Story World (Part 4)

Welcome to Day 17 and today, you will be completing to build the world of your story.

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Day 18 - Re Exploring the Story World

Welcome to Day 18 and today, you will be re-exploring the world of your story.

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Day 19 - Re Examining the Theme

Welcome to Day 19 and today, you will be re-examining the theme of your story.

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Day 20 - Re Writing the Story

Welcome to Day 20 and today, you will be rewriting your story.

22
Day 21 - Are you Structuring your Story (Part 1)

Welcome to Day 21 and today you will be commencing to structure your story and it will all begin with the Setup Phase or if you have chosen the 3 Act, then you will be structuring Act ONE.

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Day 22 - Are you Structuring your Story (Part 2)

Welcome to Day 22 and today you will be continuing to structure your story, beginning with the Response Phase or if you have chosen the 3 Act, then you will be structuring Act TWO Part ONE that ends at the Midpoint.

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Day 23 - Are you Structuring your Story (Part 3)

Welcome to Day 23 and today, you will be continuing to structure your story, beginning with the Attack Phase or if you have chosen the 3 Act, then you will be structuring Act TWO Part TWO.

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Day 24 - Are you Structuring your Story (Part 4)

Welcome to Day 24 and today, you will be completing to structure your story, beginning with the Resolution Phase or if you have chosen the 3 Act, then you will be structuring Act THREE.

26
Day 25 - Re Evaluating the Structure

Welcome to Day 25 and today, you will be re-evaluating the structure that you did for your story, the previous four days.

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Day 26 - Are you Outlining your Story (Part 1)

Welcome to Day 26 and we are in the final segment of Month 1. Today you will be commencing to outline your story and it will all begin, like we did for structure, that is with the Setup Phase or if you have chosen the 3 Act, then you will be outlining Act ONE.

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Day 27 - Are you Outlining your Story (Part 2)

Welcome to Day 27 and today, you will be outlining the Response Phase or if you have chosen the 3 Act, then you will be outlining Act TWO Part ONE.

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Day 28 - Are you Outlining your Story (Part 3)

Welcome to Day 28 and today, you will be outlining the Attack Phase or if you have chosen the 3 Act, then you will be outlining Act TWO Part TWO.

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Day 29 - Are you Outlining your Story (Part 4)

Welcome to Day 29. It is the second last day in Month 1 of this gripping screenwriting journey, and today, you will be outlining the Resolution Phase or if you have chosen the 3 Act, then you will be outlining Act THREE.

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