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Script, Story & Storyboard | Course MD 503

Lecturer | C. Dootz
Teaching Assistant | Rewan Gamaly

'“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

Given Assignments:

Week 1 Assignments (DONE):

 . Notebook/Diary [ways of taking notes]
 . Childhood stories

Assignments for Tuesday 18th Sep:

 FROM 1:00 PM TO 1:10 PM
 . Character & Destiny
 . CLOSUT story printed

Logline for 'Rebranding Egypt' - printed [filed]

 . Deadline will be announced within the next 2 weeks.

Assignment for 13th Oct:

 . Me, Myself and I

Groups' Schedule:

SUNDAY 16/09/2018 | Group 2 | 1ST AND 2ND | D5. 105

                                 Group 3 | 4TH AND 5TH | D5. 105

THURSDAY 20/09/2018 | Group 1 | 1ST AND 2ND | D5. 205


REFERENCES

BOOKS:







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

Class Schedule

DATE TOPIC ASSIGNMENT MATERIAL
1

SUN 09.09.2018

TUES 10.09.2018


Introduction: Awareness and Artistic Identity

Write down everything in your diary (this continues till the end of the semester)

CLOSAT elements (average 3 of each)

1. Developing Story Ideas


2. Sei Shonagon’s The Pillow PDF
Sei Shonagon’s The Pillow Audio Book

3. In Class Brainstorming:

2

WED 12.09.2018

THURS 13.09.2018


1. Playing Roles: Writer/Presenter/Audience/Critic

2. Improvisation + Writing Guidelines


1. Rewrite + print your in-class improvised story

2. Childhood Memory

1. Developing Story Ideas


3

SAT 15.09.2018

MON 17.09.2018


1. Show Don't Tell!

2. Acting Out Emotions


1. Autobiographical Survey pg.40

2. 4 Questions

1. Developing Story Ideas

2. Opening Scenes of: Yojimbo (1961) / Jackie Brown (1997) / The Godfather (1972) / Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) / Pulp Fiction (1994)

3. 3 Brilliant Moments in the Visuals of Emotion

4

SUN 16.09.2018

THURS 20.09.2018


Tools of the Dramatist


1. Character and destiny (slide #17)

2. Nightcrawler (2014) Scenes Analysis

1. Story

2. Passengers, Rearranged