This course is all about completing a 90-120 page screenplay in just eight weeks. We will learn a variety of techniques regarding brainstorming, outlining, formatting, structuring, workshopping, revising, and directing scripts with Austin actors. Local filmmakers, writers, and producers will also appear as guests in our class. Every student leaves with a complete feature-length screenplay.
INSTRUCTOR: Alex Thomas studied English Literature and Film Studies at the University of Kentucky before coming to the University of Texas at Austin for her MFA in Film Production. Since 2010, she has taught film at The Headwaters School. She has written, directed, edited, and produced shorts that have screened at SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Austin Comedy Film Festival, Female Filmmakers Film Festival, Texas Black Film Festival, and the Arkansas Black Film Festival. She also serves as Executive Director of the Austin Youth Film Festival for middle and high schoolers in Central Texas.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Anyone who wants to diversify their writing techniques; work toward the ASoF Digital Video Certificate; or set aside the time and space to draft, revise, receive feedback for, and direct actors to perform your feature-length screenplay.
PRE-REQUISITES: Intro to Screenwriting for Films or any submission of a properly formatted screenplay.
CERTIFICATE: ASoF Digital Video Certificate elective class.