Best Free Screenwriting Courses

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Learn Screenwriting Basics from ‘The Avengers’

30 minutes is all it takes to learn the basics of writing movies.

Created by Ryan Estabrooks - Screenwriter

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Students: 7299, Price: Free

New to screenwriting? Want to know how big movies are written?

Enroll in this course and you'll  learn the basics of screenwriting using 'The Avengers' as a prime  example of how to write your first movie.

Learn how the writers behind 'The  Avengers' structured the movie, how they built fantastic characters and  used character goals to fuel the story.

Master Screenwriting Methods Utilized in 'The Avengers' and Use Them in Your Own Screenplays

  • Participate in writing activities based on lessons learned from 'The Avengers'.

  • The activities start small and gradually build up, never overwhelming you.

  • After completing all writing activities, you will have an outline for your next movie!

Beef Up Your Screenwriting Skills by Seeing How Big Movies are Written

'The Avengers' is one of the biggest films of all time and a  milestone achievement in modern movie storytelling. So what better movie  to learn the basics of screenwriting from than this one?

Even though there are many characters in 'The Avengers', the  story itself follows a solid, 3-act structure that is easy to grasp and  learn. There is a clear beginning, middle and end with easily  identifiable characters. In this course, we dive deep into the mechanics  of 'The Avengers', pulling back the curtain and breaking it down to the  core elements: act structure, characters goals, obstacles, and more.

Content and Overview

This course has 8 total lessons and 30+ minutes of video content,  geared towards beginning screenwriters. If you have 30 minutes to  spare, you can learn the basics of screenwriting! There is no filler  here, just the core concepts you need to know.

First, we will start with the beginning of each movie's genesis -  the story concept. Then, we will look at creating characters with goals  and weaknesses. Finally, we will break down the details of each of the  three acts that will make up your next screenplay.

After completing this course, you will understand the basic  foundation of how the biggest movies are written. Even better, after you  complete all activities in the included workbook, you will have an  outline written for your next movie!

Screenwriting – Mental RX for Success

You CAN learn screenwriting IF you banish gremlins that SCARE you out of writing a screenplay. Script writing motivation

Created by Word Dancer - Screenwriter - Winner of Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting

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Students: 2429, Price: Free

Knowing how to write a screenplay is only HALF the battle. And sometimes the easier battle. Feeling confident in your screenwriting abilities could be a much tougher challenge. You might feel...

IRRATIONAL (Am I crazy to think I can master script writing and break into Hollywood?)

INTIMIDATED (Am I cool enough to be around successful agents, producers, directors and actors in Hollywood?)

FEARFUL (Am I really good enough?)

DOUBTFUL (Can I do this if I have less experience in writing than other people?)

DISCOURAGED (Is there something wrong if I find this all difficult and overwhelming?)

I get it. We ALL feel those things. And the key to your success is how you HANDLE those fears.

I can help banish screenwriting "gremlins" so you can confidently write a script - put your dreams on the page.

You need to write.

You're not only helping yourself, but you are encouraging others to pursue their dreams by leading the way. The world needs you! Be the inspiration:)

Click and join now!

Top 5 Secrets for Improving Screenwriting Skills

Ever wanted to know how screenwriters work and learn for yourself? Here’s your chance.

Created by James Renua's Express Skills Academy - Personal Development | Psychology | Teaching | Marketing

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Students: 1895, Price: Free

I’m sure you really want to write something to put on silver-screen and be proud that it’s your story hundreds of thousands of people are talking about. Well, you can either just go at it and encounter lots upon lots of difficulties and mistakes, or you can learn everything you need to know first and get at it like a pro. The choice is yours, but I would really advice the second option.

In this course we’ll go over everything about screenwriting. I will pass my knowledge onto you, so you won’t have to worry that you did something wrong. Easy as that, to be good at something, you first have to know that ‘something’ inside and out. That’s exactly what we are going to learn here.

What will you learn:

In this course we are going to discuss everything about screenwriting. While screenwriting is a tricky thing, we will get all that tricky information about it and sort it out. We are going to talk about what a script consists of, what does your crew and a director for your movie derive from it.

We are also going to learn some secrets professional screenwriters use and why their screenplays are so good. There’s much to learn and think about. We will be touching upon what we should put in our script, and what we should leave behind.

We will talk about the terminology and all those weird short words scripts have. You didn’t think you can actually learn something in 30 minutes? Think again.