Screenwriting: Creating Characters (online!)

May 8, 2022 Off By Lauren Elizabeth

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Date(s) - May 8, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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*Due to recent epidemic prevention measures in Beijing, this workshop will take place online:  https://meeting.zhumu.me/j/146891948

  1. Download the ZHUMU app to your device

  2. Signup (for new users)

  3. Join us May 8th, 7pm-9pm

 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Great stories begin with great characters. In this class, writers will learn:

a) the 4 types of protagonists (hero, average, underdog, antihero)

b) the 4 types of antagonists (evil, everyday, systemic, self)

c) the 4 character temperaments (sanguine, choleric, melancholic, phlegmatic) 

d) the 4 dimensions of character (physical, social, psychological, semiotic) 

These tools help writers create characters purposefully and consciously, rather than accidentally.

*Free workbook provided. Please bring your own pen or pencil. 

**This workshop is a repeat workshop. Those who attended on April 24th should not register again. Thank you.

1. Creating Characters

    创造角色

2. Developing Your Concept 

    开发概念

3. Writing Scenes 

    场景写作

4. Writing Short Films 

    短片写作

5. Understanding Structure 

    理解戏剧结构

6. Building the Story World 

    建立故事世界观

7. Eliciting Story Emotions 

    引发故事情绪

8. Writing Treatments 

    故事大纲写作

9. Writing Dialog 

    对白写作

10. Writing the First Act 

      第一幕写作

11. Writing the Script 

      剧本写作

12. Promoting Your Work 

      推广你的作品

 

HOST BIO

Peter Walters teaches screenwriting at Beijing Film Academy. His latest feature, UNSPOKEN, a Chinese-US-Canadian co-production, co-written and directed by Chen Daming, stars Zhang Hanyu and Michael Cudlitz.

Bookings

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