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A stock photo of hands typing on a laptop Writing the Documentary Script is a Course

Writing the Documentary Script

May 22 - May 24, 2021
6.0 credits

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This one-day class will meet ONLINE on Saturday May 22nd, 2021 from 10 am - 4 pm eastern time.

One of the best ways to organize documentary research, explore new ideas, and accurately plan for the unexpected is to write a script. In this workshop, students will learn the basics of documentary script writing—including conceptual and practical theory behind script construction—the role of story in documentary filmmaking, and proper A/V script formatting. Students will also use widely available script writing software in practical exercises on translating their ideas to screen.

A photo of Josh DasalJosh Dasal has served as an instructor at the CDS continuing education program, CDS Courses since 2010. He is an Emmy-winning film and video director-producer-screenwriter, co-producer and writer of the award-winning documentary film The Mars Underground, and co-producer of the hit podcast ArtCurious. He runs the digital content firm Kaboonki. His career includes creative work for Discovery Channel, PBS, Sony Screen Gems, and director Wes Craven. He has taught filmmaking at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Missouri State University, and his work has screened at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Director’s Guild of America, and Mann Theatres on Hollywood Boulevard. He is a screenwriting master’s degree graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.