Creating a Series Bible from Scratch

A course by Gustavo Rosa de Moura , Director, Screenwriter, and Audiovisual Producer

Director, Screenwriter, and Audiovisual Producer. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined March 2021

Discover how you can turn your stories into an attractive audiovisual project, and learn how to sell your ideas

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (58)
  • 1837 students

Discover how you can turn your stories into an attractive audiovisual project, and learn how to sell your ideas

Developing the plot for a fiction series, building the characters, and organizing all the details to create an engaging story is a rewarding challenge for anyone wanting to adventure into the land of audiovisual production. Award-winning director, screenwriter, producer, Gustavo Rosa de Moura, shares his expertise in this art and takes you on a step-by-step journey to teach you the best way to achieve this feat.

In this course, learn to create a project for a series, putting together a comprehensive and efficient show bible with all the necessary information for it to be presented to a production company, studio, or TV channel. Gustavo also teaches you how to prepare a solid and convincing pitch.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 35 downloads

What Is a Series Bible?
12 minutes, 32 seconds
What Should a Bible Contain?
6 minutes, 54 seconds
Testing Your Idea
14 minutes, 16 seconds
Search
8 minutes, 30 seconds
Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (58)
  • 1837 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 47m)
  • 35 additional resources (20 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Put together a fiction series bible of up to ten pages containing an image library, and write a pitch to sell your idea.

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in the audiovisual world who wants to turn their ideas into a series.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is needed for this course.

In terms of materials, all you need is a computer with the word processing software of your choice.


Reviews

1837 Students
58 Reviews
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Gustavo Rosa de Moura

A course by Gustavo Rosa de Moura

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Director, Screenwriter, and Audiovisual Producer

Gustavo Rosa de Moura is an award-winning director, screenwriter, and audiovisual producer, as well as cofounder of Mira Filmes, a production company for cinema, TV, and web. His work has been shown by various channels including ESPN, Canal Brasil, and TV Cultura, and several of his short films have been screened at festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand, Rotterdam, Oberhausen, and IndieLisboa.

In addition, he directed the documentaries Cildo (2010) and Piadeiros (2015), as well as the fiction films Canção da Volta (2016) and Cora (2020). His most recent feature film Ela e Eu (2022), produced in collaboration with 20th Century Fox, received three awards at the 54th Festival de Brasília, including best screenplay. His films have also been shown at film festivals like Tribeca, Mostra de São Paulo, Festival do Rio, and the international festival in Rotterdam. He is currently working on a series for HBO Max.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    What Is a Bible and How to Test Your Idea?

    • What Is a Series Bible?
    • What Should a Bible Contain?
    • Testing Your Idea
    • What Kind of Series Is Yours?
  • U3

    Get to Work

    • Preparation, Premise and Universe
    • Search
    • Characters
    • Plot and Structure
  • U4

    Landing Your Ideas in Text

    • Special Characters and Elements
    • Synopsis
    • Presentation
    • Logline and Final Organization
  • U5

    How to Present the Project

    • Visual Support Material (Mood Board)
    • Pitch Preparation
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creating a Series Bible from Scratch

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Creating a Series Bible from Scratch. Photography, Video, and Writing course by Gustavo Rosa de Moura

Creating a Series Bible from Scratch

A course by Gustavo Rosa de Moura
Director, Screenwriter, and Audiovisual Producer. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined March 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (58)
  • 1837 students