SCRIPTWRITING FOR MOVING IMAGE FICTION

HND Unit 63

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the markets and commissioning process for moving image fiction scripts
  2. Create script ideas and proposals for moving image fiction
  3. Research, develop and present scripts for moving image fiction.

A script is often the start of the practical production process for a film or television product and as such is fundamental to a successful result. This unit allows learners to develop an understanding of the script development process and how this can be applied to their own productions. 

While studying this unit learners explore the different methods of producing scripts, techniques for script writing and the fundamentals of good writing such as creating rounded characters and developing coherent plots.

The unit also places script writing in the wider vocational context and explores the commissioning process a writer may encounter in the professional environment and the process of writing.