SVL PORTAL

COM 322 - WRITING FOR MEDIA

Through this virtual lesson portal, COM 322 students will be able to access course material (syllabi, readings, media, assignments) as well as COM COM 322 virtual lessons. Each virtual lesson may include a variety of learning activities such as video lectures, narrated presentations, film screening assignments as well as interactive online exams and projects.

WRITING FOR RADIO

Writing an audio script can be a very challenging as you must create worlds using sound alone. Click the START LESSON button below to access course materials, resources and examples on the topic of writing for radio.

STORYTELLING TECHNIQUES

More than just a Beginning, Middle and End, a good story must take readers/viewers on a purposeful journey in which characters transform and reveal things about themselves and humanity. Click the START LESSON button to access materials, resources and examples.

WRITING FOR TELEVISION

Writing a script for LIVE television production requires a great deal of technical understanding as you must coordinate many moving part simultaneously, knowing that an error could potentially be broadcast to millions. Click the START LESSON button to access materials, resources and examples.

COMPOSITION & FRAMING

Visual storytelling is at the core of screening writing for both television and film. This presentation will provide an overview of the visual building blocks required to tell a story using images alone. Click the START LESSON button to begin.

WRITING FOR FILM

Writing for film, aka Screenwriting, requires a solid understanding of formatting, production and storytelling in order to communicate your idea effectively. Click the START LESSON button to access materials, resources and examples.

QUIZ: STUDY GUIDE

The midterm Quiz for COM 322 will be given as an online exam during class time on Wednesday, October 21. Students will have 40 minutes to submit the exam. Click the STUDY GUIDE button below for a list of topics to be included on the exam.

WATCH: GOOD WILL HUNTING (1997)

Directed by Gus Van Sant, Good Will Hunting (1997) stars a young Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in their first feature film. Damon and Affleck, both nobodies from south Boston, end up receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Click WATCH FILM below to begin.

TREE GALLERY

Click the VIEW GALLERY button below to see all the trees drawings submitted by your fellow classmates.

SCREENPLAY TREATMENT

Screenplay treatments are used as both a brainstorming document for structuring out a story as well as a selling document for producers to review once the screenplay is finished. Click the READ NOW button below to view the original "Star Wars" Treatment by George Lucas.

WATCH: ADAPTATION (2002)

Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald (Nicolas Cage). Click WATCH FILM below to begin.

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