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Online Virtual Camp


Experience Level: Beginner to Advanced


While the writing room may look different... the collaborative and engaging roundtable experience is the same. From writing roundtables, to collaborative online writing projects, to peer-led critiques, and professional instruction from top level instructors, SOCAPA's Screenwriting Online continues to emphasize the importance of building relationships with other young artists and facilitating creative collaboration.

Students will have the option of developing two short screenplays (4-8 pages each), one longer screenplay (10-12 pages), or the first act of a feature-length screenplay. The two week screenwriting intensive provides students with the time, structure, feedback, and theory to hone their writing skills with a particular focus on story and character development. Students spend time workshopping and critiquing their own and each others's work, as well as analyzing films to discover what works and what doesn't.

Capacity: 12
Experience: Beginner to Advanced
Length: Two Week

Schedule (EST - Eastern Standard Time)

Date 6:00 AM 6:30 AM 7:00 AM 7:30 AM 8:00 AM 8:30 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:00 PM 3:30 PM 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM 11:00 PM 11:30 PM
Mon Jul 20 First Class Creative Lab 2
Tue Jul 21 Creative Lab 1 Pitch Short Film #1 Ideas / Look Books Creative Lab 2
Wed Jul 22 Creative Lab 1 Short Film Study & Writing Dialogue Creative Lab 2
Thu Jul 23 Creative Lab 1 Workshop Drafts of Short Script #1 Creative Lab 2
Fri Jul 24 Creative Lab 1 Intro to Feature Film Structure Creative Lab 2
Sat Jul 25 OFF
Sun Jul 26 OFF
Mon Jul 27 Creative Lab 1 Pitch Ideas for First Seq. Features Creative Lab 2
Tue Jul 28 Creative Lab 1 Feature Film Study Discussion Creative Lab 2
Wed Jul 29 Creative Lab 1 Dialouge, Set-ups & Pay-offs, POV Creative Lab 2
Thu Jul 30 Creative Lab 1 Workshop First Seq. Features #1 Creative Lab 2
Fri Jul 31 Creative Lab 1 Final Class



Recommended Gear - Home Writer's Room

Pen and Paper
From chisels and stone-tablets, to quill pens and papyrus, typewriters, to word processors... every writer's room starts with a writing tool. Here at SOCAPA, we suggest you start with a pen and paper.

Perfect for taking notes, quickly jotting down new ideas, or doodling during writer's block, a pen and paper is an endless sandbox for your imagination. Get a head start on camp and start brainstorming characters and stories today.
Hollywood scripts conform to a stringent writing format. Software that automatically formats your scripts will make you a faster writer and your scripts more professional.

WriterDuet is one of the very best free screenwriting software options. WriterDuet allows real-time collaborative work in which you and your partner or teacher can immediately see edits. While the free version only allows three scripts, there are no page limits, time limits or export/import quotas.