Syd Field’s Screenwriting Masterclass2 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
7th & 8th March 2009, 9am-6pm
Ask any movie producer what the most important part of any movie is, he/she will tell you that it’s the screenplay. You can have the largest budget, an all-star cast and the best special effects, but without a script you don’t have a movie.
And as the old adage goes, you can make a bad movie from a good script, but you can’t make a good movie from a bad script. So, what are the common essential elements and structural components that exist in all good screenplays?
Syd Field will guide the two-day tour of storytelling techniques, focusing on the best of modern cinema, by pinpointing the structural and stylistic elements essential to every good screenplay.
Using lectures and discussions with contemporary film clips from Academy Award winning screenplays, the two-day screenwriting workshop will explore: The nature of dramatic structure; creating character; setting up character and story; the nature of conflict; the tools of character; specific building blocks that create good character; the relationship between structure and time, the linear narrative, reading and analyzing the screenplay and the basic tools of rewriting and problem solving.
For over 25 years, Syd Field has been regarded by film industry professionals in Hollywood and around the world as the leading authority in the art and craft of screenwriting. He has taught and guided thousands of professional screenwriters, many of whom have gone on to become the biggest names in Hollywood. Field is currently on faculty at the USC Master’s of Professional Writing Program, has taught at Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, the AFI and many other noted institutions. His internationally acclaimed best-selling books on screenwriting have established themselves as the “bibles” of the film industry worldwide.
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