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An Introduction to Comic Script Writing

Writing for comics can be both freeing and terrifying. Few industries have as loose style and formatting guides as comics scripts; from the novelistic scripts of Alan Moore, the cinematic scripts of Matt Fraction and Jennifer Guzeman, Erica Shultz’s use of reference images, Neil Gaiman’s conversational letters to the artists, and to Stan Lee’s Marvel Method, there is no one right way to do it. What this course offers however is an in depth look at the different ways of writing for comics, the tutor’s practical experiences collaborating with artists, and a way of finding a style that works for you. It also offers a breakdown of comic unique elements such as; panels, the gutter, panel transitions, splash pages, and captions. Giving you the knowledge required to use them to full effect in your own work.

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Introduction to Writing Audio Dramas

In recent years audio dramas have had a massive resurgence with the boom in podcasting. However, writing for audio as a skill is largely untaught. This course teaches you how to take full advantage of sound effects and atmosphere to tell your story. It breaks down the different methods of writing for audio, and champions a creative manifesto designed to push the medium. Often audio dramas are treated as plays without visuals or are handled as narrated short stories. This course will break down all the unique to audio methods of storytelling and the extra consideration it requires. Drawing on a wealth of practical experience and the current leading scholarship.

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Introduction to Writing for VR

Virtual reality filmmaking and storytelling is an exciting new arena for creative writers. One which is largely still being explored and whose visual grammar has yet to fully be defined. Our latest course looks at the most interesting narratives and experiences in VR and how they were written. It will break down various methods of scripting virtual reality films and experiences; from narrative environmental design to branching storytelling. VR has never been more democratised and its potential for storytelling is only now being tapped. This course draws on the practical filmmaking experience and knowledge of our current virtual reality PhD researcher Kitto Maddrell.

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