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On October 5th the British screenwriter Peter Morgan (“The Queen“, “Frost/Nixon“, “Hereafter”) joined media students at Webster University Vienna to give a talk about his accomplishments as an author and his experience in the movie industry. His recent film “360“, based on a story by Arthur Schnitzler, is currently playing in Austrian cinemas.
In Fall 1 2012, The Media department offers SCPT 2900, a course in Scriptwriting. It focuses on understanding and developing story, character, structure and style and deals with the development of scripts in documentary and feature video/TV and movies. 3 credits. The prerequisite is MEDC 1050/JOUR 1030.
As part of a production-course in the Media Communications department students from the Vienna Campus went on a ten day study trip to produce a half-hour long narrative film. During the "Creative Media Projects" class in the summer 2012 term faculty Holger Lang and Elisabeth Zoe Knass organized the shooting of the production that is based on a story that they developed with the students in spring.
with Peter Jinks on Friday 25th to Saturday 26th, November 2011
both days from 10:30 am until 5:30 pm
This workshop will introduce participants to the basic building blocks of a narrative: that of characterisation, setting and story premise. They will be encouraged to refine their own story ideas through a discussion about plot and genre, followed by exercises where students will be expected to pitch, that is verbally ‘sell’ their story ideas to one another.