Lecture 1a:Introduction. Professor Daniel Cutrara. Syriana (2005) Robert Baer (novel) Stephen Gaghan (screenplay). Professor Daniel Cutrara. Assistant Professor, Film and Media Studies , Arizona State University M.F.A., Cinema & TV, USC
Professor Daniel Cutrara
Robert Baer (novel)
Stephen Gaghan (screenplay)
Assistant Professor, Film and Media Studies, Arizona State University
M.F.A., Cinema & TV, USC
Teaches courses in Screenwriting; Story Analysis; Religion and Film.
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Lesson 1a: Part I
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Written by Roald Dahl(book) and John August (screenplay)
This is not an automated course.
This is not a self-paced course.
This course emphasizes interactivity:
Participation is to your success!
Threaded Discussions on the eBoard
Flexibility… not limited by space
Study materials available 24/7
Lectures (streaming audio w/ PowerPoint)
Websites & other resources
Structured like a traditional course
Complements multiple learning styles
Lots of interactivity
Students that learn best through face-to-face debate can struggle in this environment.
Ways to compensate
Arrange for real-time meetings with classmates
Students that are not well organized tend to not do well in this environment.
Meet all deadlines
Study in advance of assignments
Pause the lecture and take the Self-Evaluation of Online Students. It will help you better understand how your learning style meets the demands of this environment.
Written by Diablo Cody
Lesson 1a: Part II
Improving your ability to analyze story.
Learning how to write studio coverage.
Leaving the course with a treatment or development notes.
Becoming more adept at giving and taking constructive criticism on the Eboard.
Getting a high grade: A or B
Each lesson contains:
Interactivity (Discussion Board)
Threaded discussions on the eBoard with classmates and professor
Office Hours (if possible)
Online Chats with professor
Written by Steve Koren and Mark O’Keefe
We will engage with passion and rigor.
We will be respectful of each other.
We will keep in mind that our goal is to help one another develop the skills necessary to compete in the film and television business.
The Player (1992)
Michael Tolkin (novel) Michael Tolkin (screenplay)
Lesson 1a: Part III
Next Lecture: Tracking the Story
Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman