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Script, Story & Storyboard | Course MD 503

Lecturer | C. Dootz
Teaching Assistant | Norhan Kamal

'“Our appetite for story is a reflection of the profound human need to grasp the pattern of living, not merely as an intellectual exercise, but within a very personal, emotional experience.” -Robert McKee, Story

Course Description

Course Overview:

We will introduce the creation of stories and the basic rules of storytelling, script writing and storyboarding.


Course Weights:

ASSIGNMENTS 50 %

        - Assignments Checklist (TBA)

FINAL 50 %

	- Final: Script, Synopsis, Treatment and Logline
		- 1st Draft Final
		- 2nd Draft Final

Groups' Schedule:

Group 1 : THURSDAYS 1st & 2nd Slot
Group 2 : TUESDAYS 4th & 5th Slot
Group 3: SUNDAY 4th & 5th Slot


REFERENCES

BOOKS:







ClICK HERE to download the audio book for "Story" by Robert McKee

Class Schedule

WEEK DATE TOPIC ASSIGNMENT MATERIAL
1 SUN 04.09.2016

TUES 06.09.2016 THURS 08.09.2016

Introduction: Awareness and Artistic Identity


Introduction Slides

Write down everything in your Diary 1. Developing Story Ideas


2. Gone Girl: Don't Under Estimate The Screenwriter

-- SUN 11.09.2016

TUES 14.09.2016 THURS 15.09.2016 OFF "EID"

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2 SUN 18.09.2016 TUES 20.09.2016 THURS 22.09.2016 IN CLASS ASSIGNMENT: Create a story out of the Diary of a colleague Type your stories and send by email Sei Shonagon’s The Pillow Book
3 SUN 25.09.206 TUES 28.09.2016 THURS 30.09.2016 CLOSAT GAME: Variables are "Character, "Location", and "Object" WEEK03 ASSIGNMENT 1. Story Effectivness Questions


2. Pgs 11 - 13 from Developing Story Ideas

3. In-Class Improvised Stories: Group 01
Group 02
Group 03

-- SUN 02.10.2016 TUES 04.10.2016 THURS 06.10.2016 OFF -- -- --
4 SUN 09.10.2016 TUES 11.10.2016 THURS 13.10.2016 HEROES Presentation + Reading out CHILDHOOD Stories + CLOSAT GAME: All Variables Write your own Biography Pg. 39 from Developing Story Ideas
5 SUN 16.10.2016 TUES 18.10.2016 THURS 20.10.2016 Discussion of Movie Openings: Yojimbo, Chinatown, Kramer vs Kramer, Pulp Fiction, The God Father Write a Dream Story | Pg. 129 from Developing Story Ideas Meshes of the Afternoon
-- MIDTERM WEEK -- -- --
6 SUN 30.10.2016 TUES 01.11.2016 THURS 03.11.2016 IN CLASS ASSIGNMENT: Acting on Volition | Pg. 69 from Developing Story Ideas


The Dramatist Tools Slides

-- * Chinatown Treatment


* Chinatown Script

7 SUN 06.11.2016 TUES 08.11.2016 THURS 10.11.2016 The Dramatist Tools Slides


The Terminology of Story Design

PRESENT AN IDEA FOR A 20 MINS SHORT FILM


* FINAL PROJECT SCHEDULE

Pgs. 31 - 42 from STORY


* Robert McKee - Story - 02
* Nightcrawler (2014) Script

8 SUN 13.11.2016 TUES 15.11.2016 THURS 17.11.2016 Presentation of Ideas, What is a Logline Create a scene breakdown of Nightcrawler + Write down a LOGLINE + SUMMARY


* Scene Breakdown Template
* Group 3 Teams
* Group 2 Teams
* Group 1 Teams

Logline Slides
9 SUN 20.11.2016 TUES 22.11.2016 THURS 24.11.2016 Nightcrawler Analysis + How to write a TREATMENT SUBMIT A FINAL TREATMENT TREATMENT Slides
10 SUN 27.11.2016 TUES 29.11.2016 THURS 01.12.2016 - Consultation Teams and Times - Group 3

- Consultation Teams and Times - Group 2
- Consultation Teams and Times - Group 1

-- Scriptwriting Fundamentals


Scriptwriting Format

11 SUN 04.12.2016 TUES 06.12.2016 THURS 08.12.2016 -- -- --
12 SUN 11.12.2016 TUES 13.12.2016 THURS 15.12.2016 SUBMISSION OF FINAL DRAFT -- --