English for Screenwriters: How to Write Effective Loglines

Recommended language level:
Intermediate
Advanced
Description: In this course, you’ll explore the fundamental elements of storytelling and the principles of story design, exploring various writing formats relevant to the audiovisual industry. You’ll immerse yourself in specific vocabulary related to the theme, hone your writing skills, and work on your self-confidence when expressing yourself in English. Engaging in writing activities throughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity to receive feedback from both peers and the course moderator. By the end of the course, you will submit a logline for individual feedback.
Classes Starts on June 26th

Content

Day 1. Exploring the key elements of a story

Setting, genre, and characters. At the end of this class, you’ll be able to identify the essential components of storytelling to craft engaging narratives.

Days 2 and 3. Analyzing characteristics and key elements of different text types

Synopsis, logline, treatment, script. At the end of these classes, you’ll be able to classify the essential components of an effective logline and create the first version of your story logline. You will refine your logline throughout the course, applying the techniques discussed.

Days 4 and 5. Structuring a story

Understanding principles of story design, including plot structure, acts, and scene design; creating compelling inciting incidents. At the end of these classes, you’ll be able to describe the characteristics of a coherent story structure and reframe the inciting incident in your logline if needed.

Days 6 and 7. Designing characters

Storytelling devices, formulas, and character tropes; creating relatable protagonists and antagonists. At the end of these classes, you’ll be able to recognize different techniques used to develop well-rounded and compelling characters. You will submit the revised version of your logline for individual feedback.

Day 8. Boosting creativity and expanding a repertoire of references

Feedback on participants’ loglines. At the end of this class, you’ll be able to apply techniques to enrich your writing in English, drawing from constructive feedback and insights gained from the production of other participants.

Overview. Please note that content distribution may vary based on course flow and participants' previous knowledge.

Course Duration

12 hours
/ 8 sessions of 90 minutes each

Target Audience

Designed for professionals in the audiovisual industry seeking to deepen their understanding of writing and refine their writing skills in English.

Date and Time

Starts on June 26th
Mondays and Wednesdays
  • 10 am (GMT-6 / Mexico Time)
  • 11 am (GMT-5 / Colombia Time)
  • 12 pm (GMT-4 / Dominican Republic Time)
  • 1 pm (GMT-3 / Argentina-Brazil Time)
Only 12 places available, delivered via Google Meet.

Registration

To register, please fill out the entry form, and after make the payment through PayPal.

Payment

Registration Fee
USD
149
Registration Fee*
USD
119

*Registration Fee with 20% discount for GATC-LATC alumni or associates of GATC partners

Registration Fee**
USD
109

**Registration Fee with 25% discount for Women, or Black, or Indigenous, or Transgender people, or people with disabilities

Guarantee

7 day money-back guarantee

GATC offers a 7 day money-back guarantee. After the payment of the course, within 7 days, if you no longer wish to take part in the Intensive Technical English for Audiovisual Professionals, you may request a full refund. In the case of payments via credit card, a transaction fee of 6% will be charged by PayPal.

After the 7 days of guarantee, there will be no refund of payment.

Akemi Iwasa
Teacher

Akemi Iwasa

Akemi creates personalized content for language teaching publishers and bilingual school systems, while also working as a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultant for educational projects. With a postgraduate degree in Neuroscience (UFRJ) and ongoing studies in Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility (PUCRS), she has over 15 years of experience designing and delivering training sessions for educators. At the Latin American Training Center (LATC), Akemi moderates discussions for professionals in the audiovisual industry looking to improve their English-speaking skills while deepening their understanding of the industry.

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FAQ

(Frequently Asked Questions)

Online Short courses in technical English as applied to topics and functions on set and in the audiovisual industry in general, designed for busy professionals who have little time and well-defined goals.

The English course includes live online (synchronous) classes, organized in a live virtual classroom, where students and teachers meet. All participants are expected to be online and connected to the internet during classes. Classes are recorded and can be reviewed again if necessary.

The Payment may be paid using PayPal.

Each course is appropriate for a reccomended English level. For beginners, we offer Survival English for Audiovisual Professionals, to start learning English with specific situations found on an international audiovisual set.

You can take our Written English Proficiency Test to establish your current English level.

You must be at least 18 years old to enroll in the English course.

Just write an email to english@latc.global or contact us via WhatsApp: +55 21 98357-3400

No, not all teachers are native speakers.

Yes, all course materials are provided at no additional charge.

Because the course has been developed specifically for Audiovisual Industry Professionals, this unique course develops listening and speaking skills, as well as the industry jargon, themes and concepts used when working in international productions/projects.

Yes, the certificate of participation is provided per course, and requires a minimum attendance of 75% in live classes.

Yes. When you purchase the course, you will choose the schedule that best fits your needs.

Since the English classes are live online, there is interaction with the professor and also with other participants who are also members of the audiovisual industry. Conversation is encouraged.

A series of handouts, including videos, audios and texts from the audiovisual sector, organized into activities that can be carried out in the classroom or as extra practice. Course materials were developed by qualified educators and validated by film industry professionals.

You will need a computer and an internet connection in order to attend class.

Questions may be directed to LATC Team Members via their emails which will be provided at the first class and on the course platform.

Participants may leave the course up to 7 days from the initiation of classes. In the case of a full course payment, the full amount paid will be refunded. In the case of payments via credit card, a transaction fee of 6% will be charged by PayPal.

Send a message to english@latc.global with the subject “English course cancellation request.”

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