We can now go to learn without paying an absorbent amount of money. They say when you discover your profession to learn from a master.
I’m, not a huge proponent of going to a college and sometimes paying 100’s of thousands to learn from a teacher who has never sold a screenplay.
Luckily these exceptional working professionals took the time to teach us a few things for under $200.00.
David Mamet Teaches D
David Mamet Teaching dramatic writing is first on this list for a couple of reasons. The core of all writing is Drama.
If you struggle with structure and dialogue David Mamet has arguably influenced famous writers like Quintin Tarantino and Aaron Sorkin. Known to have some of the best screenwriting structure and dialogue on the planet.
26 video lessons
Aaron Sorkin Teaches Screenwriting
Aaron Sorkin is famous for writing a few good men, The west wing, the social network, and steve jobs.
His class goes through story structure and characters just like David Mamet but he also sits down with a group of young up-and-coming writers and goes through their screenplays. This is a nice treat you get to see notes live.
If your someone who does really well listening to others’ feedbacks I suggest you take this course.
35 video lessons
The Masterclass Platform
All these classes are in one space. That space is Masterclass.com, a hub of professional information. Think if it as a high-quality youtube. They seem to add a new teacher every 3 months. Anywhere from TV & Film to Science and Technology. They recently just came out with there apple and android app that lets you learn on the go. Making it very convenient for anyone on a train or long uber commute to work.
How much are these masterclasses?
Like promised every class here is under $200.00. Each class listed above is actually a whopping $90.00 each. You will have access to the class forever. Now that’s a deal, right? There’s something better than that. For $180.00 you can get access to every single masterclass for an entire year.
All 12 filmmaking courses. If you are an indie filmmaker any and all information will be very useful to you. As well as cooking, photography, games & sports and so much more you might be interested in learning.
What comes with it?
Along with the class, there is a comment section at the bottom of each video where you can interact with your fellow classmates. Bouncing ideas off each other and becoming stronger writers.
Next, there are class workbooks that come with each lesson worked out by the instructor. They normally are summaries of the lesson and other material to help you work out your own scripts as you along.
Finally, there are office hours that the instructor lays out to the students. Times where they are online to interact and ask questions. Yes, You can talk to Aaron Sorkin and ask him anything.
Why is this the best way to learn screenwriting?
Im not saying that teachers don’t know what they are talking about. I’m just saying if he or she did know, they would be in such high demand they would have almost no time to teach.
Chadwick Boseman was an acting teacher when he got his chance to play Jackie Robinson in the movie 42. Hince, he is no longer an acting teacher.
Masterclass is better than a traditional screenwriting degree to me not just because of the price. It has experienced teachers at the top of there game. Learning from Tom Crusie on acting is better than anything your going to get. The 10,000-hour theory couldn’t be more in effect than with this platform. Download there brain hours and save time on getting to the top.
Get to learning.