Tuesday, May 11, 2010

2 Day Scriptwriting Workshop by Mahesh Dattani.

FX School presents the latest in its workshop series - A 2 Day Scriptwriting workshop by the eminent and extremely talented Mr. Mahesh Dattani.

Mahesh Dattani is a playwright, screen writer, filmmaker and stage director with several scripts and productions to his credit. As a writer, he has been awarded the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award in 1998. He has directed and scripted critically acclaimed films like Mango Souffle and Morning Raga.

Course outline - Screenplay writing - doing it.

The course will take you through a series of exciting exercises and
help you understand organically the tools behind the craft of writing
for the screen.

Day One

1. Story
What does story mean to you? Not through intellectual speculation but
through exercises and meditation. Discovering your own unique sense of
story - what will make your screenplay stand out.

2. Logline
Finding the right logline of your story. A logline is essential not
only to sell your story but to help you write a focused screenplay.

3. Making the logline unique
Meditating on the logline and different approaches to making it unique.

4. Character, conflict and climax
Exploring the three Cs through exercises and focusing on your logline.

5. Who, what, where, when and why
Exploring setting, action, character, time and motivation to help
unfold the action.

6. Making it all organic
How best to use the craft without actually showing it. Examples of
great screenplays.

Day Two

6. Formatting
How to format a screenplay. Industry requisites and software that helps.

7. Story boarding
How to tell your story in pictures - the medium of your art.

8. Have your story or some of it translated to a 'storyboard'

9. Review of your story.

Experts at FX School will sit in class and give you an opportunity to
pitch your story to them followed by a review.

To register, email us at dg@fxschool.in or call us on 0224235 4235

Date & Timings - 16th and 23th May, 2010 - 10:30am to 6:00pm on both the days.

Hurry! Limited Seats!!

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