Students will construct a spec script for a one-hour dramatic series. They will learn how to professionally format their scripts and incorporate the elements required for this format.
Course Goals and Outcomes
In the “One-Hour Episodic” Module, students will be able to:
- Identify and Implement the three elements for that essential concept, you must have in order to create a story with passion an consequence
- Mine the seven deadly sins for fresh and original story ideas
- Breakdown sample specs to identify components required in any good spec script
- Create and Schedule in-depth graphs, script breakdown charts and vital checkpoints
- Create the functions of each act and build original stories incorporating this structure
- Structure a one-hour tv drama
- Professionally format their script
- Differentiate between procedural and personal stories
At the end of this course a student will be able to construct a spec script for a one-hour dramatic series.
Students are evaluated by their ability to “defend their structural points” in a verbal exam with the instructor on their one-hour spec episodic project. Teachers will read and evaluate the spec scripts and pre-draft notes, outlines and documents, which contain all of the elements mentioned in the Learning Objectives / Outcomes.
The TV Writer’s Workbook: A Creative Approach to Television Scripts
Supplies and Equipment
Laptop with course specific software and access to a printer and the internet