Udemy is an online learning and teaching marketplace with 100,000 courses and 24 million students. The platform has a series of online courses, each rated according to student responses, some of which relate to film and film-making. The art of crafting a screenplay is intricate, time-staking and subject to the conventions around film-making in Hollywood today.
Screenwriting experts, Christopher Vogler (The Writer’s Journey) and Michael Hauge (Writing Screenplays that Sell) combine their collective knowledge and experience to deliver a series of lectures on the foundational principles of screenwriting in Screenwriting & Storytelling Blueprint: Hero’s Two Journeys.
Both fascinated by storytelling and screenplays, they two unpack some of their experience and expertise referring films such as Titanic, Erin Brockovich and The Firm in order to relay ideas and examples from course. Using a few cameras to capture their presentations with over 4.5 hours, the course has a casual whiteboard seminar teaching feel.
Discussing their own work, popular frameworks and getting to grips with a some of the more popular structures, they provide a comprehensive overview most of the foundational principles screenwriting. Using Udemy, you can track your progress through the course with a series of on-going lectures from 5 to 15 minutes in sections. Both with experience as story editors, working with some of the best and share personal anecdotes and deliver the webinar course, the best way they know how.
Informative, insightful and laden with nuggets you don’t learn at film school, it’s a big step forward for those preparing to craft a screenplay or get a better understanding of story for a novel. Check it out…