As you may know, last summer I promised a free Core or Craft class to each person who submitted a logline for consideration for The Quest initiative. I had no idea there would be 1,500 writers emailing me over nearly 4,000 loglines. But I’m a man of my word and to date over 400 Quest entrants have either taken a free Core or Craft class, or received the lectures from one class as an equivalent.
On Monday, December 3rd, I start teaching the week-long online screenwriting class Core VIII: Time. You can go here to learn more about the class.
I will say this: It is unique as I don’t know anybody who has taken the time — pun intended — to dig deeply into the subject of screenplay time. The influence of past, present, future. Writing in the moment, nonlinear storytelling, narrative drive. Even specific time-related devices such as set-ups and payoffs, montage, series of shots, flashback, flashforward.
It’s the last SMC class I will be teaching in 2012 and the last individual Core class I will be offering until 2nd quarter 2013, so I encourage everyone to take this important course.
As for you Quest entrants, one thing I have been doing is offering free slots per each Core class to the first 5 writers who submitted a logline for The Quest.
In the spirit of the holiday season, I have decided to open that up to 10 slots.
So if you have done the following:
* Submitted at least one logline for The Quest.
* Have not claimed any other free Core or Craft class.
You may email me to let me know you’re interested in the Core VIII: Time class and I will accept the first ten.
Note: During the first quarter of 2013, I will be offering eight weekly Craft classes beginning with the hugely popular Pixar and the Craft of Storytelling. So give yourself an early present: Join me for one [or more] of the Craft classes. Go here for more information.