Drip Fed Content
The total workload of this course is significant, but we have spread it out over 19 weeks and 5 modules. You will find it perfectly manageable.
Steps can be accessed in order, and in the Wonder module, a new script will be available each time you upload the work for the previous one.
If you keep up the pace, you’ll reach the Workout module in week 11 of the course.
The Wonder Module
Reading 10 scripts in 10 weeks should be a breeze, but if you’re not used to the format, and writing summaries is new to you, you might want to plan your time ahead.
The course was designed to require absolutely no more than 1 hour every day. If you want to be a screenwriter – and compared to what will follow later in your career – this is a small thing to ask!
I recommend you organise your time for each week in the Wonder module as follows:
- Day 1: Read the first 30-35 pages, review your story notes, and summarise what you have up until now. Typically, you should have reached that point in the script where it is clear where the story is heading.
- Day 2: Read the next 50-60 pages, and write that quick summary again. This is the bulk of the script, and it should read fairly fast as the story is now underway. Have a look over the notes for your report, to see how you’re going with that.
- Day 3: Read the final 25-40 pages, and complete your draft summary.
- Day 4: Start your 250-word report, and write a first draft of the synopsis.
- Day 5: Re-draft the synopsis, and write the first draft of your logline. Add to your report as you think of new learnings.
- Day 6: Polish synopsis, logline, and report. Zip, and submit!
- Day 7: Keep copying your master script, and brainstorm some story ideas!
Next, let’s have a look at the philosophy behind Immersion Screen.