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Screenwriting: Writing Your First Act (Level 2) (Dec. 2019)

Learn how to give shape and form to the outline/treatment you created in Screenwriting Level 1 with an experienced screenwriter as your guide. During this eight-week, Level 2 course, you will continue to develop your outline and create a working draft of the first act of your screenplay. Sessions include presentations, interactive exercises, discussions of your works-in-progress, and a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project. Eligibility Requirement: Completion of Sundance Co//ab Screenwriting Level 1 course or completion of at least one feature screenplay as the writer.

Amy Fox

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Directing: Prepping Your First Feature (Level 2) (Dec. 2019)

Eric Eason

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TV Writing: Creating Your Pilot and Series Outline (Level 2) (Dec. 2019)

Learn how to give shape and form to the work you started in TV Writing Level 1 with an experienced TV writer as your guide. During this eight-week, Level 2 course, you will work on developing your idea into a pilot and series outline. Sessions include presentations/discussions, interactive exercises, a case study with a renowned Advisor from the Sundance network, and a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project. Eligibility Requirement: Completion of Sundance Co//ab TV Writing Level 1 course or completion of at least one pilot script as the writer.

Semi Chellas

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Directing: Core Elements (Jan. 2020)

Learn the core elements of directing fiction films – from pre-production to working with actors and more – with an experienced director as your guide. During this eight-week course you’ll learn how to assemble your crew, work with actors, and translate work from script-to-screen by directing and filming a scene. Sessions include presentation and discussion, interactive exercises, and a case study with an Advisor from the Sundance network. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.

Julia Solomonoff

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Screenwriting: Core Elements (Level 1) (Jan. 2020)

Learn the core elements of writing a screenplay for a feature film, with an accomplished screenwriter as your guide. During this eight-week, Level 1 course, you will develop a new script idea into an outline that can be used to write your first draft. Sessions include presentation and discussion, interactive exercises, and a writing workshop with a renowned Advisor from the Sundance network. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.

Jessie Keyt

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Visual Storytelling: Collaborating with Your DP (Jan. 2020)

One of the most important relationships in a film is between the Director and DP. Learn how to collaborate with a DP to bring your script to life with a visual language for your film. To create an effective story, the Director and DP need to develop a shared language. In this four-week course, a notable Director from the Sundance network will guide you through that creative process. Using examples from their films, they will talk about a process that begins during pre-production with script breakdowns, storyboards and the development of the “look” of the film and continues through production.

Jeremiah Zagar

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TV Writing: Core Elements (Level 1) (Feb. 2020)

Learn the core elements of writing a TV pilot with an accomplished TV writer as your guide. During this eight-week, Level 1 course, you’ll create an outline for an original pilot script and learn a set of tools to help you ask the important questions of every scene and character that will get you past "stuck" when writing future episodes. Sessions include presentation and discussion, interactive exercises, and a case study with a renowned Advisor from the Sundance network. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.

Angela LaManna

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Documentary Filmmaking: Crafting Your Story in Post (Level 1) (Feb. 2020)

Maxine Trump

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Directing Actors: The Essentials (Feb. 2020)

Getting the performance you want from an actor is one of the most challenging and important roles of a director. In this interactive, live online four-week course, Emmy-winning Director/Actor/Teacher/Sundance Advisor Joan Darling will discuss the fundamentals of directing actors, guide participants in sense memory and personalization exercises, explain what every director needs to know about their script and discuss the rehearsal process on a film project. Participants will also observe Joan directing course participants in a performed monologue.

Joan Darling

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Creating Your Nonfiction Podcast: Audio Storytelling (Mar. 2020)

Podcasts offer an engaging and inexpensive platform for creators to craft audio stories and distribute their work to an international audience—and they’ve never been more popular. This eight-week course will focus on the tools and a pathway for producing your own podcast. Learn the fundamentals of podcast creation, storytelling, and distribution with a successful podcast producer as your guide. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.

Neil Trevithick

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Screenwriting: Writing Your First Act (Mar. 2020)

Learn how to give shape and form to your completed screenplay outline with an experienced screenwriter as your guide. During this eight-week, Level 2 course, you will learn techniques for crafting scenes, developing character, and writing dialogue as you continue to hone the working draft of your screenplay’s first act. Sessions will include presentation and discussion on topics tailored to course participants, and breakout sessions to give feedback on individual works-in-progress. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.

David Schwab

Lead Instructor