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Script Writing for Movies and Television

A course by Julio Rojas
Scriptwriter and Author. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined January 2019
, Scriptwriter and Author

Discover a creative method to start telling your audiovisual stories

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 31770 students

Discover a creative method to start telling your audiovisual stories

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 31770 students
  • 28 lessons (4h 59m)
  • 34 additional resources (10 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

There are a million and one ways to tell a story and every scriptwriter has his or her own unique technique for doing so. Julio Rojas⁠—the 2012 Goya Award-winning scriptwriter and author—has developed a method he calls the "Script Folder," designed to help you tell a story and tackle the seemingly complex and daunting world of scriptwriting.

Learn techniques, tools, and tricks to turn that story idea in your head into an organic and coherent narrative system, ready to progress to the writing phase.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Introduction to the stories
  • U3
    U3. Story design
  • U4
    U4. The elements of the script
  • U5
    U5. Most used narrative devices
  • U6
    U6. Telling your story
  • U7
    U7. Presenting your story
  • U8
    U8. Script writing
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know Julio, his professional background, and his unique creative process.

Learn about the types of stories and how they relate to and influence the unfolding of each of the story's component parts. Julio shows you how to differentiate a story that has potential from a simple anecdote.

Now it's time to start defining the main plot. Discover how to extract it from within a story and why it is so important for your script. Julio explains the necessity of having a clear narrator and point of view in developing your idea.

Discover the most common types of narrative structures so you can use them in your story. Then learn about the basic components of a script and the narrative triangle.

Once you've got your story defined, focus on one of the most important elements: the characters. Learn to construct them and establish their story arcs, interactions, antagonistic and agonistic dynamics, and conflicts.

Move on from the characters to build the physical universe they live in, as well as some almost invisible objects and implanted elements that act as important information carriers.

Discover some of the main narrative devices, such as temporal alterations, time warp, suspense, surprise, planting, and paradox. Julio also tells you about the concept of dissociation, as well as some hacks for combining components and creating memorable situations.

Learn what a narrative unit, a narrative sequence, and a scene are, as well as their possibilities, types, tips for writing them, and how to differentiate and combine them.

Julio tells you about fundamental script writing rules, then teaches you how to write a scene in a script writing software program.

Get familiar with the concepts of logline, synopsis, outline, and treatment, before applying each of them to your script.

Julio shows you what the first version of your finished script should look like, its format, length, rules, and check criteria before pressing the "Submit" button.

Finally, Julio teaches you how to effectively manage the script folder, so that you can use it as a creative reference tool during the writing process.

What is this course's project?

Create a script folder with all the necessary elements for writing a fiction audiovisual project.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Any storyteller who's not specialized in script writing, as well as creatives, video game designers, and anyone who wants to tell a story like a professional.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is necessary, just a notebook, a computer with a word processor, and a free Workflowy account.


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Julio Rojas

A course by Julio Rojas

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Scriptwriter and Author

Julio Rojas is a dentist by trade, which may be hard to believe given that he has devoted over two decades of his life to screenplays and writing. He has worked as a professor in major universities and film schools like the EICTV in Cuba, where he's been teaching advanced script writing for many years. Julio has also worked as a fiction content director for free-to-air TV channels and audiovisual producers.

His most prominent work includes feature films like Sábado (Rainer Werner Fassbinder Award), La vida de los peces (2012 Goya winner), and La memoria del agua (selected for Venice Days at the 2016 Venice Film Festival). In addition to screenplays, Julio published his first novel through Penguin Random House, a historical crime thriller titled El visitante extranjero (The Foreign Visitor).

His Spotify podcast Caso 63, was considered one of the best fictional audio scripted series of 2020 by The New York Times, has been translated into several languages, and has been classified, to date, as the most listened Spanish-language fictional audio series.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What we will do in this course: Script folder
  • U2

    Introduction to the stories

    • Choosing what to tell
    • The types of stories
    • The base argument
  • U3

    Story design

    • Narrator and point of view
    • The great drawing
  • U4

    The elements of the script

    • The script as a system
    • Physical universe
    • Narrative objects
    • The Character I
    • The Character II
    • The broken arrow: Vectors
  • U5

    Most used narrative devices

    • Narrative devices
    • Time alteration
    • Time trial and anecdote
    • Harmonic dissociation
  • U6

    Telling your story

    • Narrative units
    • The scene and its structure
    • The sequence and its structure
    • Combining narrative units
  • U7

    Presenting your story

    • Plot formats
    • Logline, storyline and synopsis
    • The scale and the treatment
  • U8

    Script writing

    • The script format
    • Writing tools
    • Managing the script folder
  • FP

    Final project

    • Script Writing for Movies and Television

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Script Writing for Movies and Television

A course by Julio Rojas
Scriptwriter and Author. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined January 2019
  • 99% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 31770 students