These Screenwriting Lessons Are the Crash Course You Didn't Know You Needed

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There are so many questions about writing... and not so many short answers. 

One of the things about writing professionally that still throws me off is how many terms there are that people toss around; things like "high concept," "elevator pitch," "logline," "subplot," etc. Screenwriting is made up of dozens of terms with simple explanations. 

And now, those explanations are available to you in video form. 

DePaul University's Cinematic Arts department has created "Sixty Second Screenwriting Lessons." It's a video series that provides definitions for those terms and how you can apply them to your own writing. 

Check out the playlist from DePaul University, and let's talk after. 

One of the things I love about this concept is just how short the lessons are. In under fifteen minutes, you can really get a crash course on screenwriting and learn a whole lot.

There were some things I had forgotten, like what it means to pitch something "high concept." 

I also love that these videos are free and available to anyone who wants to learn about them online. That goes right along with the No Film School ethos and brand. 

Check out the videos and let us know your favorites in the comments.     

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thanks you so much

January 12, 2021 at 9:26PM

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