Storytelling for Short Film Screenplays

A course by Lud Mônaco
Writer and Film Director. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined May 2020
, Writer and Film Director

Discover fundamental script-writing techniques to tell a story through narrative metaphors

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (10)
  • 356 students
Storytelling for Short Film Screenplays

Discover fundamental script-writing techniques to tell a story through narrative metaphors


Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (10)
  • 356 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • 13 Lessons (1h 50m)
  • Available from the app
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian
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The secret to writing an engaging screenplay is the ability to convey feelings and emotions by transforming words into images. Lud Mônaco is a writer, film director, and the winner of the Best Short Film Award at the Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival. Her work has led her to collaborate with companies like Vice, Rede Globo, Stink, and Boiler Room. Lud uses storytelling to capture ordinary experiences and weave them into remarkable stories.

In this course, learn how to compile a creative folder to help you write your own screenplay. Discover basic storytelling techniques to tell stories that connect with your audience.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Awakening the inner child
  • U3
    U3. Building the skeleton of history
  • U4
    U4. Exercising the critical eye
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start the course by meeting Lud Mônaco, who tells you about her career as a writer and film director. She shows you her biggest artistic and professional influences and gives you a summary of what's covered in the course.

First, discover what lies at the heart of a story, learn how to establish a work routine, and cover everything you need to know to build your creative folder. Lud teaches you how to find the premise for your story through brainstorming and shows you some fundamental concepts for creating your main characters.

Then it's time to get down to business and start working on your story. Learn about the characteristics and narratives styles of different story structures, including the anti-structure and minimalist structure. Then, see how to work with the most widely used format in storytelling: the classic narrative design. Create a timeline and nail down the main elements of your final project, including the idea that drives your narrative, a logline, a synopsis, and the step outline.

Lastly, Lud Mônaco helps you take a critical look at your work and discusses the main factors you need to focus on while reviewing your project so you can analyze and refine your story. Lud finishes the course with some parting advice to help you continue to develop your ideas using your creative folder.

What is this course's project?

Compile ideas and other useful resources in a creative folder to help you write a screenplay for a short film.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone interested in film, theater, TV, and advertising who wants to tell stories and transform words into images.

What you need

No prior knowledge is needed to take this course.

The course materials include pencils, colored markers, A3 size paper, and a computer with screenwriting software (e.g., Fade In) and a word processor (Word, Powerpoint, Pages, etc.).


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A course by Lud Mônaco

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Writer and Film Director

Lud Mônaco is a Director and storyteller with a master degree from the Barcelona Film School (ECIB). Her film project Para, pero sigue won the Best Short Film Award at the Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival.

Her work has been selected for major festivals like Berlinale Talents 2017, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Germany), the Sitges Film Festival (Spain), and Mix Brasil. Lud has also worked with companies like Vice, Rede Globo, Stink, and Boiler Room.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Awakening the inner child

    • The essence of stories
    • Brainstorming: awakening the inner child
    • Characters: the soul of history
    • Characters: Débora and Luciano
  • U3

    Building the skeleton of history

    • Structure: the decisions of the characters
    • The classic design
    • Timeline
    • Controller idea, logline, synopsis and scale
  • U4

    Exercising the critical eye

    • Project review
    • Next steps
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Storytelling for Short Film Screenplays

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Storytelling for Short Film Screenplays

A course by Lud Mônaco
Writer and Film Director. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined May 2020
  • 100% Positive reviews (10)
  • 356 students