On Demand lectures explore and illuminate writing strategies and techniques writers may apply immediately in their own writing and script projects to immediately and dramatically improve script quality and impact. Lectures are an hour and a half long and are broken into sections that may be viewed back to back, or viewed as time allows, in shorter increments over time.
Individual AFW On Demand presentations are accessible for two months after purchase – Or, if you purchase the AFW All Access Master Pass, available 24/7 during the full duration of the Master Pass membership year.
She is a former volunteer AFI Alumni reader and WGAw online mentor, has appeared as a speaker at AMPAS, USC, and Film Arts Foundation, is a former University of Utah and New York Film Academy instructor, is the author of The New Screenwriter's Survival Guide, and is the founder of two international online screenwriting workshops including the semi-notorious 5150.
In addition to screenwriting, Max is a published author, journalist, short fiction writer, essayist, humorist, and produced playwright & radio writer.
•Location: Open vs. Closed
•Motion, Screen Space & Visual Horizon
•Differentiating Between Location & Event
•Tension & Obstacles
•The Power of Point of View & Motion
•Why You Should Hate Plastic Boxes
•Filters: Know Them, Hate Them, But Learn How to Use Them
•The Language of Motion
•Generic Verbs; AKA, How to Kill a Script in 5 Pages
•When Adverbs Attack: AKA How to Kill a Script in 2 Pages
•Car Chases & Fist Fights: AKA The Screenwriter's Faux Friends
•Take Aways & The Last Word
Beginner, intermediate & advanced screenwriting students looking to learn, build, sharpen and hone craft skills writing for the screen.
Pro screenwriters looking to sharpen up and refresh dynamic craft skills -- quit it, athletes never stop training, when is the last time YOU hit the brain gym?
Novelists & short story writers looking to sharpen dialogue, visuals and action descriptions & impact on the prose page.
Playwrights transitioning between writing for the stage and writing for the screen.
Industry professionals looking to hone their analytic skills evaluating material for clients, production, development and the screen.
Talent looking to strengthen and hone analytic skills evaluating & considering material to attach to.