Screenwriting: A Hitchhiker’s Guide

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What’s it all about?

Aspiring screenwriter, or just simply curious about what goes on behind a film? This class will be an interactive crash-course, for novice and intermediate alike; from coming up with an idea, to putting it on paper.

What will we cover?

We’ll be looking at a host of screenwriting basics, from characters to their interactions with each other onscreen. As we go along, we’ll see how they influence a screenplay’s narrative, and how they in turn affect your audience. In a series of intermissions, we’ll then break away, build a sample scene from start to finish, and get that writing muscle working. Discussions and participation are highly encouraged!

Who will be teaching?

AlexAlexander D’Aloia is a Melbourne-based multi-disciplined writer. He has studied at RMIT under its prestigious Creative Writing program, with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Screenwriting. Recently, he completed his Honours in Media and Communication at the same institution, where he researched the implications of time in narrative with the blog TheOtherTribe. He has previously resided with Australian Poetry, deep in the machinations of the The Wheeler Centre, as an intern and as an Editorial Assistant to its online publication Sotto Magazine. He has also been teaching with Laneway Learning since the beginning of 2013, as a mentor for both screenwriting and poetry. In 2012, he was shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize.