Series Training October 2021

Four weeks. Four steps toward your series concept. October 2021.

02/2021

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Series Training

For screenwriters to develop their own series concept!


Wether you are writing your 5th series concept, or just thinking about it getting the first draft out, no matter where you are at, this is for you. By supplying reading samples, individual feedback, and a structured work process, this training is designed to get you to the next level. 

The step-by-step process and the high quality feedback will get you to presentable results, no matter where you start from.

The weekly action steps are supported by reading material (samples of existing series) to clarify the task at hand. Samples in German and English (mostly). Read at your own pace and choice.


By the end of the month the foundation of your own bible will be laid!

The training will be held in a workshop within Scriptdock. Only participants will have access to reading, uploading their own pages, and commenting on colleagues' posts.

What is the time frame?

4 weeks; 4 tasks.


*timed from Sunday to Sunday, beginning October 3rd, 2021

LIVE: We start together on a joined zoom call to kick-off the training. Everyone can introduce themselves, and briefly summarize where their concept is at and where they'd like to bring it to, next. We consider your personal goals and offer continuous constructive feedback. 

(takes place on October 3rd at 18:00/ 6 PM Berlin time on Zoom)


Task: please introduce your series idea as a LOGLINE on the ScriptDock training site (visible for training members only who agree not to steal it).


Continuous task: We offer reading samples of pilots as well as bibles of existing series describing worlds, the unique tone of a show, the protagonists and the central conflict. Several genres. Read at your own choice. 



1. Week: WORLD.

 
Task: write an introduction to the WORLD of your series (about 2 pages).

Even if the world seems like a "modern time ordinary place" and totally familiar to you, draw a specific picture for the reader. Consider what aspect you are focusing on, what forces are in effect on this place, what has shaped the people here and who plays which role in it. 


* Upload your pages at the ScriptDock Series Training and read the drafts of your colleagues. Offer constructive feedback and receive feedback to your draft, including by our experienced trainers. 



2. Week: TONALITY.


Task: write a scene as an introduction to the TONE of your series.

(2-3 pages scene formate; or as another text type)

This doesn't require your main characters yet. How would the guards chat, for example? What does a dialogue of the typical inhabitants of this world sound like? Where is the humor/ the abyss/ what causes tension and suspense?


* Upload your pages at the ScriptDock Series Training and read the drafts of your colleagues. Offer constructive feedback and receive feedback to your draft, including by our experienced trainers. 


3. Week: MAIN CHARACTERS.


Task: introduce the protagonists of your series. ( about 2 pages of prose).


Describe the changes these characters will go through and why. In case they remain static, highlight the qualities they have for entertainment purposes. Please include your work on the world and tonality.


* Upload your pages at the ScriptDock Series Training and read the drafts of your colleagues. Offer constructive feedback and receive feedback to your draft, including by our experienced trainers. 



LIVE CALL: We get together online to discuss your questions and offer individual support and advice. 

( October 3rd at 18:00/ 6 PM CET Berlin time)



4. Week: CONFLICT.


Task: write a scene that really pushes the conflict. ( 2- 3 pages scene formate).

This scene should change the central conflict of your main characters from positive to negative, or vice versa.


* Upload your pages at the ScriptDock Series Training and read the drafts of your colleagues. Offer constructive feedback and receive feedback to your draft, including by our experienced trainers. 


LIVE CALL: We meet again on a live call and finish this training together. (Date October 31st, 2021 - 6 pm CET)



How do I sign up?



only € 44,00
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You will receive a tax-deductible invoice.




We will invite you to a closed FB group for further exchange about the writing process.

Know your WORLD!
Know your GENRE!
Know your CHARACTERS!
Know your central CONFLICT!

BONUS

In order to evaluate and improve our trainings we need your feedback. Every member who gives us detailed feedback on it receives an extended profile for 2 months for free!



* We supply both German and English reading samples. More English ones, actually.