Big Screen, Little Screen: Writing for the Camera

Many of us believe we have the next great movie idea that will take Hollywood by storm, do away with recycled story lines and tired plots, and return us to the golden era of cinema with films that are both challenging and entertaining. Delve into your imagination and explore the outside world to express your creative ideas. Develop a habit of taking notes on anything and everything, learn from and appreciate the writing of talented screenwriters, and fine-tune your knowledge of the written word. Apply these skills to the art of screenwriting - idea development, outlining, treatments, story, character, setting, dialogue, theme, and subplots -and explore new storylines to captivate your audience.

Related Terms and Locations: 
Term 1 (June 9–29)
Duke University East, NC
Summer Studies Program: 
Center Verbal