This is the foundational seminar for your screenwriting career.
Or if you’ve ever wanted to tell stories that inspire an audience, this is your way.
Abraham Lincoln said, “If I had eight hours to cut down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my axe.” Well, when it comes to screenwriting, most people unfortunately spend 6 months to a year scratching away, then half-heartedly sharpening dialog while never considering how good their tools are. Then one day they realize that after all that hacking they still haven’t cut down that tree and give up.
That won’t be you. Pre-Pro is here for you.
Reduce the time needed to create a MARKETABLE Script
Prevent the “theft of time” caused by developing unsellable stories
Break free of FALSE concepts about the way screenplays are written
To create a repeatable, professional approach to the business of entertainment
The following 5+ hours of video with accompanying text, and files are meant to shave YEARS off your screenwriting journey. Take it seriously. Work through the concepts involved. Apply them vigorously and you’ll meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Ready to begin?
What are the requirements?
Before the course, you should have watched several movies, enough to know what your favorites are
What am I going to get from this course?
Define a wealth of story values that are most meaningful to you – the engine of your creativity
Develop your favorite concept into a marketable framework
Build your story through proven story structure for best impact
Establish dynamic characters to move your story forward
Layout your story quickly to find its flaws before commiting to a full 90 page script
Set your script apart by elevating concept, plot and theme
What is the target audience?
You should take this course if you’ve ever wanted to develop a screenplay or novel but didn’t know where to start, or got intimidated by the blank page. The blank page!
You should take this course if you’ve ever tried before, even written a script and got nowhere with it.
You shouldn’t take the course if you’re not prepared to do the work
But if you’re determined to make quality entertainment, this course will take years off your development from amateur to professional
|Section 1: Introduction|
Before we begin
Common Story Mistakes
Did I miss any?
|Section 2: Building your Toy Box|
Building your Toy Box
Build your OWN Toy Box
|Section 3: Tool Box – Foundations|
Premise part 1: 3 Important Questions
Premise part 2: Elevating Concept
Build your Premise
Genre part 1: Your Top 3 options
Genre part 2: Rounding out the primay list
Genre part 3: Completing your genre selection
How’s YOUR Genre?
|Section 4: Tool Box – Structure|
Structure part 1: the Protagonist’s 2 Journeys
Structure part 2: Expanding Premise into Structure
Growing your Structure
5 Stages of Grief example
Growing your Structure part 2
12 Sequence Structure
12 Sequence Structure part 2: Die Hard Example
Exercise those 12 Sequences
5 Act Structure
Finishing up Structure
|Section 5: Tool Box – Character|
Character part 1: The Actor’s Approach
Character part 2: Deep Writing Strategies
Character part 3 – Protagonists
Character part 4 – Antagonists
|Section 6: Tool Box – Getting It Down|
Getting it Down
|Section 7: Elevation and Theme|
Theme and Elevating Theme
PERMA and Transcendence
|Section 8: Pet Peeves and Conclusion|
Pet Peeves and Conclusion
More Pet Peeves and Conclusion
Brennan Smith, Screenwriter/Story Analyst
Bren is a screenwriter and story analyst with a degree in Communications, a Masters in Education, and has studied screenwriting for over a dozen years.He has written scripts in various genres, provided coverage for production companies and script analysis for nearly 100 screenwriters from around the world, and mentored several towards the completion of their screenplays.
His website, bren.us, provides insights into screenwriting, movies and culture.