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Fade In: Stories and Scripts

Class Description

This intensive will be held online for summer 2020. Through a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning, we are structuring our intensives to be creative, fun, and full of activities. If you have any questions about how we are moving to remote learning, please call or email with any questions.


This two-week intensive introduces writer’s ages 15-18 to some of the secrets of telling stories for the screen. Working with professional writers you will get daily practice in the art of storytelling for the screen and turning those stories into finished scripts. Our textbook will be a handful of classic films that we will break down in class, discovering in them how scenes are made, how best to use action and dialogue, how character arcs work, and the power of creating subtext.

All, but not all, of the films, break down into three-act structures that we will examine carefully and put to use in our own writing. You will finish this camp with four written stories and two 10-page scripts ready for production.

The final day will culminate with the students reading their works in our Black Box theater space.

Program Summer At Cornish

Dates/Times

Dates: July 6th to 17th

Times: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ages 15-18

Discipline Creative Writing

Price $710.00 (Reduced Tuition)

Dress Requirements

There are no dress requirements for this intensive.

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