OTV STUDY HALL: 102. SCREENWRITING & STORY DEV.

OTV STUDY HALL: 102. SCREENWRITING & STORY DEV.

Mastering Storytelling

Professor: Jessica King (They/Them, She/Her)
Mastering format and visual storytelling are essential to building a career as a filmmaker. This three-hour session will introduce participants to the fundamentals of screenplay writing. Building on the basics of screenplay format, students will receive a crash course on the fundamentals of three-act structure before unpacking the driving features of narrative: character, obstacles, stakes, and conflict. (3 hrs 15 mins)

Jessica King is an award-winning interdisciplinary filmmaker who’s written, directed, and produced two feature films, numerous shorts, and over a dozen web series. Her most recent film work includes F*ck Yes, a modern sex ed series focused on improving communication (and sex) between consenting adults (distributed by Seed&Spark and OTV) and the queer dance series Full Out, which can be found on OTV, a Chicago-based platform for art and television by queer, trans and cis-women and people of color. She speaks around the country on topics related to filmmaking, social media, and crowd-funding. Her book Social Media Charm School is used to teach the art of audience engagement at film festivals and universities around the world.

OTV STUDY HALL: 102. SCREENWRITING & STORY DEV.

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  • 102. SCREENWRITING AND STORY DEVELOPMENT

    Mastering format and visual storytelling are essential to building a career as a filmmaker. This three-hour session will introduce participants to the fundamentals of screenplay writing. Building on the basics of screenplay format, students will receive a crash course on the fundamentals of three...