2018-03/31 Screen Writing with David Raines

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018 Time: 10am to 1pm Number of sessions: One day only Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, Arts District Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, #202-204, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

This class is designed for individuals with little or no screenwriting experience who want to learn how to write a well-crafted screenplay. You will learn the basics of how a screenplay is built, with emphasis on structure and character, dialogue and scene-building, as well as how to format a screenplay. We will deconstruct well-known films and identify the screenplay elements from the finished film. A Mac or PC is recommended for the class. Suggested reading includes Story by Robert McKee, The Screenwriter’s Bible by David Trotter, and Screenplay by Syd Field.

David Raines hails from a small town in the foothills of Northern California. Since studying art at San Diego State University, he has been writing, directing and acting. He has been nominated two consecutive years for Best Writing by the 48 Hour Film Project for Mug (2nd runner-up for Best Film, 2016), as well as That’s Final (winner for Best Film, 2017), which will be competing at Filmapalooza in Paris this March. His directorial debut, Never to Heaven, a dark thriller short film he adapted from Hamlet, recently screened at the Shakespeare Shorts: Crossing Borders Film Festival in England. David also performs in Los Angeles and San Diego on stage, screen, and as a voice actor. Favorite credits include Elmore Crome in the Backyard Renaissance production of Abundance, and Bert Power in the Lamplighters production of Send Me No Flowers. He also has a supporting role in the upcoming feature film, Over Served.