Enhance your use of scene writing craft tools — using classic Pixar scripts as role models.
Great scenes are what Pixar movies are all about. They never stand alone. Each has a style dictated by its place in the story.
Workshop a scene from your own script project
Craft: Advanced Scene Writing Tools
Starts July 12, 2021
Class Type: One-Week Online Screenwriting Class
Class Presenter: Tom Benedek
Class price: $95
Great scenes never stand alone. Each has a meaning and style dictated by its place in the story.
The master creators at Pixar super-charge their storytelling in both small and large ways.
This workshop will enhance your scene writing craft and ground you in specialized scene-writing tools to incorporate into your writing now.
- Strengthen your scene writing skills
- Workshop a scene from your own script project for instructor feedback
- Expand your scene-writing technique
- Learn simple ways to add story and character dimension to your pages
- Reinforce your script structure analysis skills
- Four Lectures by Tom Benedek
- Scene Workshop – Get instructor and class member feedback on a scene you wrote
- Revise your own scene pages for more feedback
- 90-minute Teleconference with Instructor and Class Members
- Daily Forum Q&As
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- How story elements dictate scene style
- Ways to identify the kind of scene you are writing
- Methods to approach scene style
- Strategies to make your scenes more impactful
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
- Beginning Screenwriters
- Advanced Screenwriters
- TV Writers
- Fiction Writers
- Non-Fiction Writers
“Tom Benedek is a teacher, writer and coach who puts in the extra time and effort to make sure that every story he mentors serves a necessary purpose. His expertise with characters and stories is transcended by how he goes out of his way to make sure that scripts provide the emotional punch that reminds us why we became screenwriters in the first place.”
~ Max Lance, Winner 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting
“Thank you for running such an excellent workshop. I learned so much, and it was a really great environment for trying out new ideas and getting honest, supportive feedback.”
~ Erin O’Connor, screenwriter – Miss Virginia(2018) with Uzo Aduba(Orange is the New Black)
Tom is great to work with – – a wonderful screen and TV writer. He understands how series television is built on the page and knows how to talk about it with students and professionals.
~Josh Brand, TV Writer-Producer – The Americans, Northern Exposure, Amazing Stories
“Tom has a very incisive understanding of all the ingredients that make a great screenplay. He’s also a first rate writer and a wonderful teacher.”
~ Michael Shamberg, Producer – Erin Brockovich, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty
“No teacher has been more influential to my career than Tom Benedek. From the University of Southern California to ScreenwritingMasterClass.com, Tom’s classes have never failed to encourage, educate, and inspire. In addition to my graduate coursework at USC with Tom, I have greatly benefitted from both ‘Network Hollywood’ and ‘Writing the Original Pilot Script’ at Screenwritmasterclass.com. I recommend Tom’s classes to every aspiring and developing screenwriter I meet.”
~ Adair Cole, Screenwriter — Norco (Dir. Mark Romanek, Prod. MadRiver)
I have thoroughly enjoyed the lectures and Tom’s insight, encouragement, and feedback. I highly recommend these courses to anybody — from beginners to those farther on the screenwriting path.” – Goran Spoljaric, Screenwriter
“What makes Tom stand out are: his ethics; his true caring and concern for each student and that student’s work; and his commitment to help each student successfully get what he or she needs to learn next to write a polished script — whether for the big screen or for tv. Thanks, Tom” – Melodie Beattie, Author