Final Draft 101
Introduction to Screenwriting
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  • 56m 0s
Writing scripts requires a unique mix of creativity, skill and technique. Watch this course to learn both screenwriting and master Final Draft skills at the same time. Take your scriptwriting to a whole new level!
Matt Vanacoro is an A-List New York City based performer, composer and educator with deep experience in all aspects of production, synthesis, electronic keyboards and music technology...
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Screenwriting software is word processing software specifically designed to help you create professional scripts that conform to film, TV and theatrical standards. Final Draft is, perhaps, the premiere software in this class. In this course, trainer Matt Vanacoro reveals the inner workings of Final Draft, while simultaneously teaching you basic screenwriting skills and techniques.

But before you can learn Final Draft you've got to have a handle on script terminology. So first Matt explains this special language and how it applies to creating original scripts.

OK, you've got the terms. What do you do next? Well, Final Draft has a wealth of features that help you organize your ideas and turn them into meaningful words. Matt explains the power of Final Draft's Templates, how to create a Beat Sheet, creating virtual Index Cards and how to manage all the characters you wish to develop in your script. Next, you learn about Scenes, Sluglines, Dialog Writing and all the conventions that producers and directors expect to see when reading your script. Matt explains what to to do and, more importantly, what NOT to do to help make your script a success. You even learn what "Wrylies" are and why not to to use them!

So whether you're writing a feature film, a play, TV show or even a graphic novel this 2-for-1 course will get you up-to-speed with Final Draft and improve your scriptwriting skills at the same time! So, stop procrastinating and start writing that script!
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