Development of Fiction Series

A course by Hernán Caffiero , Filmmaker and screenwriter

Filmmaker and screenwriter. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined December 2018

Learn to change your big ideas into projects for TV and online platforms

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 92% positive reviews (106)
  • 2453 students

Learn to change your big ideas into projects for TV and online platforms

A course by Hernán Caffiero

Every audiovisual project is born from a small idea, a moment of illumination that becomes an outline, which in turn shapes a script, and so on until it appears on a television channel or on an online platform such as Netflix.

Hernán Caffiero - Chilean filmmaker and screenwriter - knows this process perfectly, having written, directed, assembled and produced "A Necessary Story", a series of sixteen short films about the human rights violations during the Pinochet dictatorship that made him win an international Emmy in 2018 for the best short form series.

In this course, Hernán will share your process and tools to transform that great idea in your head into an attractive project for television or online platforms.

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What will you learn in this online course?

13 lessons & 31 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 92% positive reviews (106)
  • 2453 students
  • 13 lessons (1h 51m)
  • 31 additional resources (13 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You will create the bible of a fiction series project, from the development of the idea to the commercial projections that your project may have.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To all the fans of the television series who have a saved idea and do not know the steps they must follow to make it happen.

Requirements and materials

You must have a computer with some script software such as Celtx or Final Draft. You can develop your proposal as you want: with pencils, watercolor papers, Adobe Photoshop or a camera.

In short, you need to love fiction series and have an idea to develop.


2453 Students
106 Reviews
92% Positive ratings
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Hernán Caffiero

A course by Hernán Caffiero

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Filmmaker and screenwriter

Hernán Caffiero is a Chilean director, producer, scriptwriter and editor, creator of the Emmy winning series for the best short-form series, "A Necessary Story", which chronicles 16 cases of detainees, missing persons and human rights violations during the Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship in Chile.

Although his degree is that of publicist, Caffiero never exercised the career. His passion has always been to tell the truths that surround him without prejudice, for the construction of a better society.

He is currently also the executive director of Tridi, a specialist producer of stereoscopic 3D projects.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    The idea and the first steps

    • Idea, research and window
    • Initial work methodology and introduction to the bible
    • Initial components of the bible
  • U3

    Writing and pilot chapter

    • Argument and Escaletas
    • The importance of the pilot chapter
    • Fundamental elements of the pilot script
    • The details that give life to the pilot script
  • U4

    The executive production and revision of the bible

    • The executive duties of the showrunner
    • Plan B to assume the executive tasks
    • Realization of the teaser
    • Complete review of the bible
  • FP

    Final project

    • Desarrollo de series de ficción

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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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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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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Development of Fiction Series. Photography, and Video course by Hernán Caffiero

Development of Fiction Series

A course by Hernán Caffiero
Filmmaker and screenwriter. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined December 2018
  • 92% positive reviews (106)
  • 2453 students