Basic Tonality Training

Four weeks. Four scripts to read. August 2021.


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Basic Tonality Training

We’re taking a look at the basics. How do we create emotions in our audience? How to we make them laugh / cry / engaged in suspense?

Reading material and exercises within two broad genres let you investigate the mechanisms and invite you to practice them.

We offer you a selection of scripts that currently lead to outstanding movies to watch! Complementary we suggest reading classic movie scripts in our archive. 

Script reading as the basis training of our craft!

The training will be held in an exclusive workshop within Scriptdock. Each group has access to reading all texts, uploading their own pages, and commenting on colleagues' posts.

What is the time frame?

Simple: 4 weeks; 4 scripts to read.

*timed from Sunday to Sunday, beginning Aug. 1st, 2021

  1. Task: each week you will be invited to read an award-winning script. We can all learn from the best and it is immensely inspiring!

  2. Task: write this script log-line. Upload and discuss this log-line within the course, compare your version with others from the class.

  3. Task: Write a new scene for that script. Try to get into the specific tone of it! You can send the characters into another plotline; or into a prequel or a sequel of the original script. You practice to write a 2-3 page dynamic, completed scene. This is our practice: to hit a genre tonality.
  4. Task: Upload this scene into the course DryDock; read a scene of a colleague and comment on it constructively.

How do I sign up?

This offer is not for free. 

Free training often leads to half-hearted results. We wish for participants to be really committed. Also, we build the structure and accompany every group in real-time.

Every training only € 22,00

You will receive a tax-deductible invoice.

Know your Genre!
Know your strength!

* In each training ONE of FIVE scripts is in German. So if this doesn't concern you, just read the 4 English ones.

Many of the scripts can be found online and read at your own time and disposal. If you actually do that, great! This training is for those of us who want practical exercises, exchange feedback, and to engage in a group.