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Story MasterClass

A one-year, full-time distance course in scriptwriting for commercial feature films & drama series.

Story MasterClass

Fårösund  100%  1 year

A one-year, full-time distance course in scriptwriting for commercial feature films & drama series.

Story MasterClass is an exclusive one-year, full-time distance course for you with proven knowledge and professional experience as a scriptwriter.

About the course

It provides unique opportunities, knowledge, inspiration, tools and techniques to sharpen your storytelling and advance your screenwriting career, with lectures and personal tutoring from some of the foremost and most renowned teachers in the American film industry (Hollywood).

Instructors

The course includes

The course encompasses:

• Lectures and personal tutoring by acclaimed Hollywood teachers

• In-depth studies of concept and character development

• Tools and techniques that enhance the narrative and boost your efficiency

• Building your platform as a professional screenwriter

• Promote and pitch your script and ideas using professional sales argumentation

• Three multi-day meetings – where course management, students and teachers convene for workshops and seminars

Story MasterClass is held entirely in English. The course utilizes digital communication platforms such as Zoom, Dropbox, Slack and Skype.

Producing employable scriptwriters
Producing employable scriptwriters
”I loved the focus of Story Masterclass on producing employable script writers, and using american teachers, I believe this is a very inspiring year for anyone enjoying storytelling that works!”

Malin Möller
Increase chances to work in the industry
Increase chances to work in the industry
Story Academy, with guidance from experienced teachers and screenwriters, have given me more knowledge regarding storytelling and importance of quality on a screenplay for a great final product.

By writing a lot, read and analyze others scripts has been an essential combination for my development. To be able to pitch and summarize my concepts both written and verbal for others (like producers) has been a valuable experience as well. By daring to be bad to improve gradually during the process, I can warmly recommend the education to all who wants to develop their screenwriting and increase their chances to work in the industry.

Viktor Klintbom

Course info

Place: Fårösund
Pace: 100%
Length: 1-2 år
Level:
Post-secondary level (B1)
Group size: 8

Dates

Time:
24 aug 2020 – 3 juni 2021

Last application day:
30 april, 2020

Learning Objectives

• transform ideas into a commercially viable story 

• write a script for feature film/drama series on demand 

• write a pilot section and create a pitch bible for a drama series

• master classical script structure, theme, character development, conflicts, etc.

• shape an outline from an idea

• analyze own and others' script

• sell an idea concept by use of pitch, loglines and one-pagers. 

• combine different genres

• master the rewrite process: to receive and draw constructive learning from feedback 

• adapt to the film industry's structure and it´s specific expectations and demands on various professions

Contact
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Course Coordinator
Tel 070-438 09 26

Main Professional Instructors

Paul Gulino 2

Paul Gulino
Feature
script instructor

Iris Yamashita
Karel Segers Instructor
Storytelling techniques
Iris Yamashita
Iris Yamashita
Lecturer and
instructor for features

William Rabkin

William Rabkin
Instructor
TV-Writing

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Kathie Fong Yoneda
Instructor
Pitching and selling

Some necessary tools you learn

Subtext

Learn to communicate subtly through subtitles — what isn’t said or visible.

Midpoint

Learn the importance of a strong midpoint in the story

Point of view

Get unique knowledge in how you can work with the so called POV (point of view) both in telling and in the actual script and how you change POV without losing the interest of the viewer or the reader who is judging your script.

Scene Writing

Learn how you can construct the structure for powerful scenes and good transitions between them.

Dialogue

Learn theories how to create unique voice for your character, that also communicate the theme effectively.

Characters

Learn how to create unforgettable characters and how you get them to convey themes from different perspectives.

Structure

Learn several theories to structure an organic plot, in which the character/characters act out of the plot and their own role as well as personality in it.

Theme

Learn different ways to make the theme or underlying issue of the story become visible.

Action vs event

Gain tools to create active characters and the motives that they base their actions on.

Format & Style

A badly written script won’t be read by professional producers. Learn to write like a professional—and give the producer reading your script a fantastic experience so that your script can be realised!

Act 2

Most stories fail in the key part known as ‘act 2’ and which the course will teach you everything about.

The World

Get an understanding of the importance of creating a unique world for the story so that the themes of the film may be conveyed. 

Teachers and Guest teachers  about Storyutbildningen
Leading figures in screenwriting instruction
Leading figures in screenwriting instruction
"Having taught in comedy writing for the past several years, I cannot speak highly enough of the Storyutbildningen screenwriting program. I´m consistently impressed with the dedication of the staff and the creativity and imagination of the students as they explore a wide variety of writing forms and formats, working one-on-one with some of the leading figures screenwriting instruction. If you are interested in writing professionally for the screen in Sweden, you can do no better than studying at Storyutbildningen."

Steve Kaplan, Hollywood comedy expert
Producing employable scriptwriters
Producing employable scriptwriters
"The School in Gotland, Sweden provides an extraordinary enviroment for young screenwriters and filmmakers. As an American screenwriter and instructor, I was inspired by the high level of imagination and craft the students demonstrated. Teaching storytelling and moviemaking in the beautiful country not far from Bergman´s island, was one of the most fun experience I´ve had in my many years in the industry."

Billy Mernit, Screenwriter, Story analyst at Universal Studio and instructor at UCLA.
Write! Shoot films!
Write! Shoot films!
"On a rugged island in the Baltic Sea, there are talented young spirits who are eager to tell their stories to the waiting world. Go and do it, my students. You´ve each been given a precious gift: your life. Open your throats and sing from deep in your hearts. Write! Shoot films! Wake people and make them laugh and cry! Work hard, play hard, learn your craft and catch up to your biggest dreams. And most important of all: Don´t take yourselves (or me) to seriously.

Bob Dolman, Screenwriter and director. Willow, Far and away and Bangers sisters