LOG LINE FOR UPCOMING FEATURE FILM

Kathryn is a character-driven story of an ambitious and charismatic female evangelist who prophesies that divine healing can cure human maladies, afflictions and infirmities.  Her goal to enter and succeed in the ministry as an accomplished divine healer is challenged after she engages in a scandalous affair with a fellow evangelist and does battle with a fundamentalist minister who asserts that women can be teachers, not preachers, and labels her divine healing efforts as a fraud on churchgoers.

Screenwriting Syllabi

Cinema 1A Syllabus Mr. Carmicle 2003-2004 Hollywood High School
Room 228  (323) 461-3891  Voice Mail 419  carmicle@pacbell.net

 

Date   Material To Be Covered  2003-2004 Semester A
 

July 1-3 Introduction to Screenplay (1-5) Field; Introduction to From Fade In To Fade Out Roth; Screenwriting Vocabulary-Art Form Terms/Technical Department Terms; Homework: Field (7-33); Outline From Fade In To Fade Out-Part One; "What If" Assignment
 

July 4 Independence Day Holiday
 

July 7-11 Script Reading and Evaluation-Library; Introduction to Prewriting the Motion Picture: Character, Premise and Blurb; Character Bio; Two-Minute Movie; Four-Page Treatment; Screenplay Paradigm; Book Reaction Assignment
 

July 14-18  Film Screening Tootsie
Homework:  Field (34-58): Outline From Fade In To Fade Out-Part Two Carmicle Shorthand
 

July 21-25 Film Screening Chinatown
Homework:  Field (59-113); Outline From Fade In To Fade Out-Part Three; Introduction to Final Draft Screenwriting Software
 

July 28-August 1 Writing Act I of Screenplay (Set-Up)
 Film Screening: North By Northwest
Homework: Field (114-156); Outline From Fade In To Fade Out-Part Four
 

August 4-8  Writing Act I of Screenplay (Set-Up)
 Film Screening: Thelma and Louise
Homework: Field (157-179); Script Reading 
 

August 11-15  Writing Act II of Screenplay (Confrontation)
 Film Screening: What Lies Beneath
 Homework: Field (180-217); Script Reading
 

August 18-22  Writing Act II of Screenplay (Confrontation)
 Film Screening: The Hurricane
 Homework: Field (218-241); Script Reading
 Midterm Examination; Book Reaction
 

August 25-29  Writing Act III of Screenplay (Resolution)
 Film Screening: Shakespeare In Love
  Homework: Field (242-256); Script Reading
 

September 1  Labor Day Holiday 
 

September 2-5  Writing Act III of Screenplay (Resolution) 
 

September 8-12  Editing and Rewriting Act I of Screenplay (Set-Up)
 

September 15-19 Editing and Rewriting Act II of Screenplay (Confrontation) 
 

September 22-26 Editing and Rewriting Act III of Screenplay (Resolution) 
 

Sept. 29-Oct. 3  Editing and Rewriting Acts I-III of Screenplay 
 

October 6-10 Editing and Rewriting Acts I-III of Screenplay 
 

October 13-17 Editing and Rewriting Acts I-III of Screenplay 
 

October 20-24  Final Examination; Portfolio Preparation; Semester Evaluation

 

Textbooks: Screenplay   Syd Field Third Edition, © 1994
 From Fade In To Fade Out Martin Roth Draft ©1999