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Make use of the screenwriter’s process by consciously employing narrative compression, time jumps, perspective shifts, concision and shorthand, nonverbal action, visual symbols, and images. Whether the product is an actual screenplay or a short story, novel, memoir, or nonfiction narrative, using the principles and techniques of screenwriting clears out exposition, makes the writing visual and active, reveals character authentically, and engages the reader-viewer’s mind’s eye.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Laurie Parker has written screenplays for directors Jane Campion (Lucky, from the memoir by Alice Sebold), Alison Maclean (original ‘+1’), Christine Jeffs (Horse Heaven, from the novel by Jane Smiley) and Rodrigo Rey Rosa (from his novel Cárcel de Árboles).