Participants will learn the craft of screenwriting for feature-length film by exploring the fundamental elements of screenwriting such as plot structure, character development, and dialogue. Students will be required to start and complete a theatrical feature-length screenplay (for the screen); utilizing the industry-accepted format for writing feature films. In the screenwriting course, students focus on the theory and craft of professional screenwriting. You leave this course with a completed first draft of your original feature-length screenplay. Upon successfully finishing the Professional Screenwriting for Feature Film course, students receive a Certificate of Completion.
When: Monday, January 1, 2018 – Sunday, March 10, 2018 (10-Week Online Workshop)
Where: Online at Central Florida Institute of Technology.
Format: This is an instructor-led online workshop with as needed web-based video conferences.
Objective: In this workshop, I will begin by providing students with a realistic approach for creating a low-cost feature film. I also offer several step-by-step guides for planning, managing, and producing your movie. Every instruction is written in a practical, easy-to-follow format and style, with an abundance of checklists, forms, tactics, and tools.
Who may attend: For anybody wanting to make their first film, but is not sure where to start and what steps to take. This course will serve as a step-by-step guide that will assist you along your journey.
With his vivacious imagination and admiration for the cinematic arts, filmmaker COLIN ALWIN HARRIS is riding the waves of the buzz behind his recent action thriller movie, Haima. Since its premiere in September 2016, HAIMA, has won “Best Florida Project at the Central Florida Film Festival, “Best Feature Film” at the MAC Film Festival in Brazil, and received an Honorary Mention Award from the Indie Gathering Film Festival.
Colin Harris is a screenwriter, director, and producer. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Excelsior College, a master’s degree from Troy University, an MBA certificate from Post University and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from the University of West Florida. He also studied professional screenwriting from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Harris’ interest in the cinematic arts began in 2002 when he started his own production company, Global Impact Empire Entertainment, and began producing projects on the Florida Gulf Coast. In 2004 he shot and edited “Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame Expo, and in 2006 he directed and produced a 21-minute short film, “Flawed Proposal.” In 2012, he assisted in the production of the award-winning documentary “Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer.” In 2009, the busy husband and father switched his focus to sharing his knowledge as an instructor at Central Florida Institute of Technology. In 2016, Harris completed the awarding winning feature film titled ‘HAIMA”. Mr. Harris created the entire film without a crew (except for makeup).