Talkin’ the Talk: Crafting Killer Dialogue for TV & Film [Ali Laventhol]
All levels | Great dialogue is the key to making your script exceptional. Who will ever forget, “There’s no place like home?” or “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose?” Want to learn how to craft undeniable dialogue? In this workshop, we will go over 35 different techniques using comedy and drama examples from current television shows and feature films. In addition, some of the case studies will showcase video clips so you can hear the dialog in action. We’ll discuss ways to make your dialogue sound more conversational, talk about subtext, comic contrasts and parallel construction, and tools for handling things like exposition, and much more. Each participant will also bring a scene from one of their scripts and use it during in-class exercises to put the techniques to work.