Redmond: Writers Writing - Screenwriting Development Course Part 2
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Part 2: Moving the Story
In part two our character's intentions and obstacles will become our drive to move our story forward in a way that makes sense and keeps our audience's attention. We will explore the concept of "Theme," and "Tone," and discuss the importance of drama as outlined in "Aristotle's Poetics." Our primary focus in part 2 will be to examine what elements will reach the audience on both the surface/conscious level as well as subconsciously keeping the story moving with purpose and intention. We will examine a few films and their screenplays to see why it works and why it doesn't work, gaining perspective on the power of foreshadow and timely revealing of information.
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James Lyons studied Screenwriting and Digital Television production at Grand Canyon University and studied at C.O.C.C., as well as continued education through master classes and mentor-ships. James is community driven and looking to get people in the local area excited to start their own journey's in writing and film making. His experience varies from small indie films and working with some of the pros from the larger studios in various capacities. His screenwriting program is focused on getting writers from struggling to start writing to finishing their first screenplay, or polish those who have been working in the field for some time.