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Screenwriting for Fiction Short Films

A course by Alejandra Moffat , Author and screenwriter

Author and screenwriter. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined September 2019

Learn how to develop a story for cinema, from beginning to end

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99% positive reviews (528)
11914 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Learn how to develop a story for cinema, from beginning to end

    A good story has its foundations in a structure and base that hooks the audience instantly. But this base is only that—a base—designed to give the writer a framework where they can experiment and apply their own ideas and personality.

    Alejandra Moffat—screenwriter and advisor—is passionate about stories, compelling her to write screenplays for fiction, animation, and documentaries that have been recognized in festivals like Berlinale, Havana Film Festival, among others.

    In this course, Alejandra teaches how to write a step outline for a short film fiction screenplay, defining the plot, characters, and action progression, as well as contemplating the types of conflict, beginnings, and endings.

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    What will you learn in this online course?

    15 lessons & 31 downloads

    What story do we want to tell
    11 minutes, 39 seconds
    The first ingredients - Part 1
    17 minutes, 38 seconds
    The First Ingredients - Part 2
    7 minutes, 38 seconds
    Plot Design - Part 1
    9 minutes, 34 seconds
    • 99% positive reviews (528)
    • 11914 students
    • 15 lessons (3h 4m)
    • 31 additional resources (9 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?

    Write a developed step outline of a short film fiction screenplay, including the developed scenes from start to finish.

    Projects by course students

    Who is this online course for?

    For anyone who wants to give life to ideas in a script format.

    Requirements and materials

    No previous experience is needed, some notions in writing and how to use a word processing software such as Microsoft Word is enough to take this course.


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    528 Reviews
    99% Positive ratings
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    Alejandra Moffat

    A course by Alejandra Moffat

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    Author and screenwriter

    Alejandra Moffat is passionate about stories in its multiple formats and facets. She writes novels, stories, and above all, a copious amount of scripts. During her studies, she wrote scripts in fiction, animation, documentary, as well as having advised for film productions in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, France, Germany, and other countries.

    The films she has worked on have been awarded at international festivals like Berlinale, Rotterdam, FICUNAM, Havana Film Festival, Cinema Tropical, and Annecy.


    Content

    • U1

      Introduction

      • Presentation (Who am I)
      • Influences
      • What will we do in the course
    • U2

      Collect to design and assemble

      • What story do we want to tell
      • Distinguish the nature of an idea
      • The first ingredients - Part 1
      • The First Ingredients - Part 2
      • Plot Design - Part 1
      • Plot Design - Part 2
    • U3

      The move of good design

      • Construction from start to finish
      • The art of creating a structure with images and sounds
      • The cut of the scenes
    • U4

      Put the action in a word processor

      • The details of rewriting an outline - Part 1
      • The details of rewriting an outline - Part 2
      • Write for a production team
    • FP

      Final project

      • Screenwriting for Fiction Short Films

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    Screenwriting for Fiction Short Films

    A course by Alejandra Moffat
    Author and screenwriter. Mexico City, Mexico.
    Joined September 2019
    • 99% positive reviews (528)
    • 11914 students