COURSES (Italian only!)

There are as many stories as there are ways to tell them ... do you want to find out what they are?

 

ONLINE SCREENWRITING COURSE # 2 (March - May 2021)

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Do you want to know what an inflection point is? Where is it convenient to insert a relational subplot? Why use Maslow's pyramid to build more effective characters? How to give your story a memorable ending? This is the course for you!

I offer you a broad and solid technical base, along with the tricks gained in more than twenty years of the profession, as I accompany you on the exciting journey of storytelling.

Aimed at those who want to know the secrets of the screenplay and all its incredible potential: comic and film authors, writing enthusiasts or just curious! ( Here you find the program)

  • Format : cycle of 10 online lessons

  • Frequency : weekly

  • Dates : March 18 - May 20, 2021

  • Hours : Thursday from 6.15pm to 8.15pm

  • Price : 200 euros

SUPERVISION # 1 (March - April 2021)

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Were you bogged down in the middle of the script? Are you looking for the right narrative register? Is your protagonist desperately in need of a transformation arc?

The supervision space is aimed at those who want professional support on their project. If you start from a basic idea, we will explore its developments together to give it a complete shape. If you have your own project, I will help you analyze it, dissolve the unresolved knots and enhance its less evident characteristics.

The number of participants is limited to allow personalized interventions. ( For individual supervision, contact me privately )

  • Format : cycles of 5 online sessions

  • Frequency : weekly

  • Maximum number of participants: 6

  • Dates : March 18 - April 15, 2021

  • Hours : Thursday from 16:30 to 18:00

  • Price : 150 euros

SCRIPTING PILLS

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Want to know the basics of screenwriting, but don't have the time to take a full course? In 12 short videos, I give you a complete overview of everything you need to know to write a compelling story!

CHARACTERS (The protagonist, Transformation arc, Supportive characters) - PLOT (5W rule, Noxa and beats, The three acts, The subplot) - PLOT DEVICES (Ellipses, Crescendo Twist and Shock, Anticipation and Omen, False tracks and Contrast, Bomb and Chekhov's Pistol).

To listen quietly when it suits you, as often as you want!

  • Format : 12 videos always available online, for a total of 1 hour

  • Price : 15 euros

 
 
 

TESTIMONIALS

 

CLAUDIA D.

Now I finally know how to build a character! And the development of the plot in a few, essential points, allowed me to have a clear map to make it move within the story without getting lost in dead ends!

CLAUDIA D.

Now I finally know how to build a character! And the development of the plot in a few, essential points, allowed me to have a clear map to make it move within the story without getting lost in dead ends!

SEBASTIAN R.

Giovanni's scriptwriting courses opened my eyes to other forms of storytelling and to the importance of the psychological aspect in writing. Thanks to him I have become interested in the magical world of Jung's archetypes and am discovering many more Campbell's predecessors.

CLOE N.

I loved the course. I admire the figure of the screenwriter, now that I have deepened his role in building a story. The lessons in general went very well and I found the extra material Giovanni recommends very useful.

 

ONLINE SCRIPTING PROGRAM / COURSE

 

Together with the lessons, individual exercises will be proposed and in-depth material will be provided.

 

MODULE 1. THE WRITER

- Course methodology

- The story

- The tools of the screenwriter

- The myth of originality

 

MODULE 2. NARRATIVE NUCLEI

- Emotional and conceptual targets

- Topic, characters, plot

- Cultural basis of the topic

- Message or moral?

 

MODULE 3. CHARACTERS (I)

- Focus

- The protagonist: active or passive

- Primary and secondary characteristics

- Maslow pyramid, fatal flaw, arc of transformation

 

MODULE 4. CHARACTERS (II)

- Character / plot relationship

- Identification parameters

- Hierarchy of characters

- Archetypes

 

MODULE 5. THE PLOT

- Tension and conflict

- Narrative modules: from Propp to Booker

- Pyramid of Freytag

- Notes on the hero's journey

  

MODULE 6. STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS

- Beat, threshold and crossroads

- Insertion of subplots

- Closed, open or circular ending?

- Horizontal and vertical storyline

 

MODULE 7. PLOT DEVICES

- Paraellissi, secret, suspense

- MacGuffin, Plot twist, Red herring

- Advance and omen

- Deus ex machina, Chekhov's pistol

 

MODULE 8. SEQUENTIAL LANGUAGE

- Scene and sequence

- Fields and floors

- Dialogues, captions and onomatopoeias

- Differences between comics and cinema

 

MODULE 9. STANDARD FORMATS

- Use of templates

- Synopsis

- Plot and treatment (ladder)

- Technical or free script?

 

MODULE 10. CASE STUDY: "POLVERE DI FATA"

- Origin and setting

- Character function

- Fixed format structure

- Closure of microcycles

- Summary