JR Art Lab

THU – JR Screenwriter 8 – 12 yrs (Spring 2024)

Theme of this term: Film Noir.

As we enter a new term, our upcoming online JR Screenwriter course shines a spotlight on the captivating world of Film Noir storytelling. This time, we’re focusing on the enigmatic character archetype of the “Femme Fatale” and featuring the villain as the main character. We invite students to explore the art of crafting suspenseful tales, where the allure of the Femme Fatale and the complexity of the villainous protagonist play a central role, bringing a touch of darkness and mystery to the course.

Our aim is to guide students in constructing compelling narratives within the Film Noir genre, infusing the storytelling craft with a noir twist. Whether it’s exploring the morally ambiguous depths of a villain’s psyche, navigating the intricate dance with a Femme Fatale, or weaving through the shadowy alleys of a noir-inspired plot, this course opens the door to a world of storytelling possibilities. Our mentors will provide guidance in honing the skills needed to create and edit gripping Film Noir scripts. Key topics covered include character intricacies, narrative nuances, and the art of seamlessly incorporating the dark and mysterious elements synonymous with Film Noir. Additionally, students will explore pre-production aspects aligned with the genre, gaining insights into translating these creative narratives to the visual medium. Throughout the course, participants will actively engage in practical exercises, fostering experience in script creation, editing, and the collaborative dynamics of team-based Film Noir writing.

Whether you aspire to be a screenwriter or seek to infuse your storytelling with elements of darkness and intrigue, this course offers a comprehensive approach to creating narratives within the realm of Femme Fatale and villain-centric screenwriting. The art of crafting suspenseful and mysterious stories not only hones storytelling skills but also cultivates quick thinking, creativity, and the collaborative abilities essential in the world of Film Noir.

March 21 @ 16:00 — June 27 @ 17:30
16:00 — 17:30 (2353h 30′)



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