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Expand your knowledge of the seventh art, from writing a script to creating a complex, audiovisual, narrative and dramatic work of art.

Write stories for movies and series: Film Screenwriting Workshop
Ages: 15 and up | Beginners
* Film equipment not essential
* Bring a laptop or notebook to do writing exercises during the sessions 

This workshop serves to learn about the conceptual and structural aspects of the film script and seeks to delve into all the audiovisual and dramatic narrative elements that a screenwriter must consider in his writing.

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At the end of this workshop, the student will have obtained the basic tools and knowledge to structure and write a script for an audiovisual medium such as a series or a movie.

1 session
The scene and the character.
– Classic narrative structure of three acts and alternative narratives
– The scene as an essential narrative unit
– Fictional character profile
– The conflict in the story
– Practice: writing a fictional scene with characters

2 session
Audiovisual language and the scriptwriter (part 1)
– The camera as a narrative instrument
– Practice: writing and visualizing a scene

3 session
Audiovisual language and the scriptwriter (part 2)
– Sound and montage essentials
– Practice: writing a scene contemplating audio and montage

4 session
Film Genre Writing
– Narrative characteristics of film genres and sub-genres
– Practice: writing a mini story of a specific genre

5 session
dialogue writing
– Characteristics of a dialogue
– Practice: writing dialogue for fictional characters

6 session
Screenwriting and stage direction
– Essentials of directing and acting
– Practice: writing, directing and acting a scene

7 session
Dramatized script reading
– Vocal elements in the performance
– The importance of vocal quotations in the script

Manuel Ayala

He studied film directing at the New York Film Academy, character creation and film language at the University of California at Los Angeles, and an MA in Cinematographic Art. He is a university professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey and a director of short films.

Cost: $ 2,500

30% discount: MARCO PASS (Student Discount): acquire your credential at the Museum.
10% discount:
• Re-enrollment: applies to MARCO students, enrolled in the immediate previous block.
• Prompt payment: applies for new admission or former students from previous blocks.
• INAPAM with valid credential.
* IMPORTANT: The course start week does not apply any discount.

Tuesday from 18:30 to 21:00 pm
7 sessions | From August 16 to September 27

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“Action!”: Learn to produce and direct a short film
Ages: 15 and up | Beginners
* Film equipment not essential 

This course reviews conceptual and practical aspects of film production and direction, specifically for the short film format, and seeks to apply the theory in practical directing exercises where the ability to tell stories through the camera is developed. At the end of the course, participants will carry out an independent short film project individually or in groups.

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At the end of the course, the participant will know what are the most important elements of film production and direction, as well as the functions of the director to better understand his work in filming a film and better appreciate his work.

1 session
The role of director in the cinema
– The role of the director
– Skills required for the position
– Relationship with other production positions
– Planning the structure of the film (dramatic structure)
– Script visualization work

2 session
the staging
– The concept of blocking a scene
– Positioning of the camera in the scene
– Camera frames according to the dramatic objective
– Camera angles depending on the dramatic objective
– Identification of blocking and locations used in some scenes

3 session
leading a dialogue
– The importance of dialogue, the weight of words
– Silence in dialogue
– Editing a dialogue and its meaning
– The direction of the gaze
– Camera frames for a dialogue
– The axis and the rule of 180 degrees

4 session
The director and the work with the actors
– Relationship of the director with the acting talent
– The most important acting styles
– Various leadership styles
– Review of constant elements in some film directors

5 session
The director and production designer
– The color and its significance in history
– Character costumes
– Makeup and hairstyle as symbolic elements
– Scenography and decorations

6 session
The montage as a symbolic element
– The Kuleshov effect
– Mounting types
– Technical assembly elements

7 session
Music and sound in the cinema
– Musicalization of a story
– Identification of foleys and ambient sound
– Technical assembly elements
– Exhibition and dissemination of short films

Manuel Ayala

He studied film directing at the New York Film Academy, character creation and film language at the University of California at Los Angeles, and an MA in Cinematographic Art. He is a university professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey and a director of short films.

Cost: $ 2,500

30% discount: MARCO PASS (Student Discount): acquire your credential at the Museum.
10% discount:
• Re-enrollment: applies to MARCO students, enrolled in the immediate previous block.
• Prompt payment: applies for new admission or former students from previous blocks.
• INAPAM with valid credential.
* IMPORTANT: The course start week does not apply any discount.

Thursday from 18:30 to 21:00 pm
7 sessions | August 18 to September 29

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