Michigan State University
Script Writing: Write a Pilot Episode for a TV or Web Series (Project-Centered Course)
Michigan State University

Script Writing: Write a Pilot Episode for a TV or Web Series (Project-Centered Course)

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David Wheeler

Instructor: David Wheeler

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3 weeks at 7 hours a week
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There are 5 modules in this course

In Module 1 you will: 1. create a brief outline of your pilot episode, 2. revise your outline following peer review, 3. create a bible for the series: that is, you will develop your original idea for a series into a document that defines the concept, the major characters and brief descriptions of the episodes for season one.

What's included

5 videos3 peer reviews1 discussion prompt

In Module 2 you will complete the 1st act of your episode (or the 1st installment of your Web Series) You will: 1. create a brief outline of your pilot episode. 2. revise your episode outline following peer review, 3. create a detailed outline of your first act, 4. revise your Act One outline following peer review, 5. write your first act in screenplay format, 6. revise your Act One script after peer review.

What's included

8 videos3 peer reviews

In this module you will complete the second act of your episode (or the 2nd installment of your Web Series). You will: 1. write a detailed outline of the second act, 2. revise your outline following peer review, 3. write the second act in screenplay format, 4. revise your second act following peer review.

What's included

3 videos2 peer reviews

In module 4 you will complete the 3rd act of your episode (or the third installment of your Web Series). You will: 1. write a detailed outline of Act Three, 2. revise your outline following peer review, 3. Write Act Three in screenplay format, 4. Revise your act following peer review

What's included

2 videos2 peer reviews

In Module 5 you will 1. polish the completed script of your episode (or your three Webisodes), 2. create a Cold Open, 3. revise the Series Bible based on your finished script, 4 submit the Final Script and Series Bible for final review.

What's included

3 videos1 peer review

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David Wheeler
Michigan State University
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