This live, online class swims into the deep waters of Robert McKee's book STORY: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting. Taking examples from Ingmar Bergman to Casablanca to Satyajit Ray, the book delves into what makes a story pump through the beating heart of its characters' movements through the plot.
Students will be complete four homework assignments, making short one- to six-page comics that are either fiction or nonfiction short stories or scenes that make use of the principles discussed; or, Lynda Barry-like talking-to-the-audience comics reflecting on the information read. Students will be invited to read their comics homework publicly at a Zoom SAW comics reading on Fri. 8/27 at 8pm EST.
REQUIRED: Please purchase a copy, physical or digital, of Story by Robert McKee by the start of the class. Students will be expected to be familiar with part 1 of Story by the course's first class video meeting.
CLASS COST: $75 to $200 USD sliding scale
LIVE CLASS TIMES:
Four Sundays at 7 pm EST.
- Sunday August 1, 7 pm Eastern
- Sunday August 8, 7 pm Eastern
- Sunday August 15, 7 pm Eastern
- Sunday August 22, 7 pm Eastern
- Final reading event: Friday August 27, 8 pm
All classes will be recorded and archived in case any students miss a class.
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