Class Creation and Development Processes in Film and Audiovisual

  • Presentation


    Idealisation of an audiovisual series (with knowledge of the context) and writing the script for a pilot episode.

  • Code


  • Syllabus



    1. Introduction

    1.1 The work of the semester

    1.2 Forming the working groups

    2. Formatting and interpreting the script

    2.1 Elements of preparation for writing

    2.2 Knowledge of the script.

    3. Introduction to the series

    3.1 Idea and structure

    3.2 National and international media contexts

    3.3 Cases: presentation and viewing

    3.4 The pilot episode: presentation and viewing


    1. Dramatic construction

    2. Script practice: development and writing

    2.1 Title and synopsis of the series

    2.2 Identification and description of locations

    2.3 Logline and character descriptions

    2.4 Episode synopses 

    2.5 List of scenes from the pilot episode

    2.4 Two written scenes from the pilot episode

    2.5 First version of the pilot episode script

    2.6 Second version of the pilot episode script

    2.7 Final version of the script

  • Objectives


    Training and practice in audiovisual fiction writing (series): formats, basic writing techniques, script creation.

    - Knowledge of the specific characteristics of the series as an audiovisual format.

    - Knowledge of the characteristics of audiovisual fiction scripts.

    - Ability to conceive fiction scripts for cinema, television and other media and platforms.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    The context of the series as an audiovisual format is presented and basic issues of writing for the moving image are introduced, along with script analyses.

    Assessment is continuous and will culminate in the final assignment. Six working groups will be set up. We'll start with the idea for a series of five episodes of around seven/ten minutes each and work our way up to a pilot episode that will be the first episode of the series. The series will be subject to the theme of the semester.

    The final work will have the following elements (according to the model to be provided):

    Page 1:

    - Title (one word, capitalised)

    - Identification of the group members

    Page 2:

    - 'Logline'

    Next page:

    - Synopsis of the series

    Next page: 

    - Episode synopses

    Next page:

    - Character descriptions

    Next page:

    - Pilot episode script

    **In the event of failure, the final exam will be written, with script analysis and based on knowledge of the bibliography.

  • References


    — COWGILL, Linga J. (2005). Writing Short Films. New York, Watson-Guptil Publications

    — DRENNAN, M., BARANOVSKY, Y. e V. (2018). Scripwriting for the Web Series. Londres: Routledge,

    — EGRI, Lajos (1946). The Art of Dramatic Writing. New York, Simon & Schuster

    — GOTTSCHALL, Jonathan (2013). The Storytelling Animal - How Stories Make Us Human. E.U.A.: Mariner Books


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