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 multi-discipline writer, having majored in Screenwriting at RMIT University’s most prestigious Creative Writing program, and been shortlisted for the 2012 Newcastle Poetry Prize. In 2014 he completed his Honours in Media and Communication. He has been a script consultant for the likes of Shaun Wilson’s feature-length film The Last Man in Vegas; and Stefan Bugryn’s short-films Spoilt, The Leave Behind, and the documentary Driven; as well as a number of other scripts yet to be produced. A book of his work is in the process of being published, but otherwise, you can find samples of his writing at Nomadic Pig My Thoughts and The Other Tribe.