|Short Title:||Advanced Media Writing|
|Full Title:||Advanced Media Writing|
|Field of Study:||Audio-visual techniques and media production|
|Module Author:||CAROLINE EARLEY|
|Module Description:||The aim of this module is to further advance the script writing skills acquired in Media Writing, Semester 3. The module further aims to move beyond script writing for short linear narratives by introducing students to non-linear storytelling and a variety of discrete writing genres. |
|On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
||To explore the concept of non-linear storytelling in scriptwriting
||To apply the tools of dramatic storytelling to a variety of different writing genres
||Produce scripts in standard industry format and to a professional standard
||Critically assess the quality of scripts and narrative ideas
|No Co-requisite modules listed|
Module Content & Assessment
|Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change)
Variations in Narrative StructureNon-linear storytelling: multiple plotting; multiple POVs; alternative endings.
Writing GenresA sample selection of additional writing genres explored in this module includes:
Documentary: styles of documentary; proposal, treatment & script writing; narration; storyboarding.
Interactive narratives: linear branching; design process: interactive content, storyboard & navigation chart.
Adaptation: process – from concept to finished draft; faithfulness to original material; legal issues surrounding adaptations.
Animation: cartoon genres; from pitch to script; storyboarding; writing humour
||% of total
||Students are required to complete 3 different short scripts throughout the semester.
|No End of Module Formal Examination
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.
IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment
|Workload: Full Time
||Average Weekly Learner Workload
|Independent Learning Time
||Reading, reviewing, writing
|Total Weekly Learner Workload
|Total Weekly Contact Hours
|This module has no Part Time workload.|
|Recommended Book Resources|
- Courgill, Linda 2005, Writing Short Scripts Structure & Content for Screenwriters, Lone Eagle
- Dancygen, Ken & Cooper, Patricia 2004, Writing the Short Film, 3rd Ed., Focul Press
- Vogler, Christopher 2007, The Writer’s Journey, 3rd Ed., Michael Wiese Production
- Parker, Philip 2006, The Art and Science of Screenwriting, Intellect Books
- Wright, J.A. 2005, Animation Writing and Development, Focal Press
- Scott, J. 2004, How to Write for Animation, Overlook Press
- Hauge, M. 2011, Writing Screenplays That Sell, Collins Reference, Anv. Ed.
|This module does not have any article/paper resources|
- Screenings: Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)
- Screenings: Run Lola Run (Tykwer, 1998)
- Screenings: Toy Story (Lassater, 1995)
- Screenings: Finding Nemo (Stanton, Unkrich, 2003)
- Screenings: Amores Perros (Inarritu, 2000)
- Screenings: Wall E (Stanton, 2008)
- Screenings: The Incredibles (Bird, 2004)
- Screenings: Monsters Inc. (Silverman, Docter, 2001)
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