‘Tis the Season to Save: Our Monthly Savings for the Holidays

Unwrap the joy of savings with our new seasonal promotions!

To show our appreciation this holiday season, we’re now offering a 40% discount to all of our new and existing customers on any of our screenwriting courses. This incredible, limited-time offer also includes the Instructor’s Guide and the Student Books, along with free shipping! You can choose to do all of the activities or mix and match for a mini-course on making TikTok or YouTube videos.

Simply request a quote and use the promo code DDISC-SW0923 to get this amazing deal on any of the courses listed below. You can also click on any of the course links to preview samples for each lesson. Supplies are limited, so order today!

Being a Screenwriter Part 1: Generating Ideas for a Screenplay Course Kit for Grades 6-8

Was: $599.00 Now: $359.00

This project-based screenwriting curriculum is designed to enrich the writing and language skills of students in grades 6-8. This fun, engaging 10-unit course program gets right down to the business of developing scripts and encourages learners to brainstorm their experiences for a story idea. Students pitch their treatment to the class before proceeding to a final script! Students will then translate their ideas into an authentic script through part 2 of this fun curriculum. They’ll learn how to mesh characters, dialogue, and scenes into an interesting and entertaining short film!

Exciting activities such as “The Psychiatrist’s Couch” and “Heroes and Heroines” provide hands-on, practical hints on how to put the pieces of storytelling together. These activities actually generate scripts and critical elements for a student’s initial outlines and create springboards for further development. Along the way, instructors guide students through peer review and sharing sessions that underscore the realistic process of shaping their ideas into workable screenplay skeletons. Throughout the course, a suggested writer’s journal encourages each learner to stay on task and collect wild flights of fancy that can be exploited for movie ideas.

Being a Screenwriter Part 2: Writing Your Screenplay Course Kit for Grades 6-8

Was: $459.00 Now: $275.00.

This 10-unit, project-based screenwriting curriculum is designed to enrich the writing and language skills of students in grades 6-8. This fun, engaging course gets right down to the business of developing scripts and encourages learners to brainstorm their experiences for a story idea. Students will then translate their ideas into an authentic script through this fun curriculum. They’ll learn how to mesh characters, dialogue, and scenes into an interesting and entertaining short film!

The critical thinking skills essential to successful communication get a workout in real-life screenwriting tasks. Learners’ activities focus on extending ideas, leveraging creativity, encouraging conceptual development, and putting writing into a context of fun and imagination. Students use reflective journaling techniques to “free-write,” practice dialogue, storyboard, and sketch scenes, and practice criticism and evaluation of their own work and the work of their peers. 

Being a Director: An Introduction to Filmmaking Course Kit for Grades 6-8

Was: $399.00 Now: $239.00

Welcome to Being a Director! This course builds upon the lessons students learned in the Being a Screenwriter series to teach the necessary skills for directing and creating a one-of-a-kind movie masterpiece!

One of the most important things to understand about the filmmaking process is just how much effort goes into creating a film. Over 10 sessions your students will get a taste of acting, set design, costume design, cinematography, editing, and more. While their in-class reading and activity will be structured around thinking like a director and learning to turn their screenplays into film, the shooting, and editing of their films will be the most time-consuming part of the filmmaking process and will need to be done in teams since one student cannot direct, act, film, and edit her or his film all at one time.

Screenwriting for Short Video Classroom Course Kit for Grades 9-10

Was: $459.00 Now: $275.00

Screenwriting for Short Video is designed to systematically and creatively immerse students in the craft of video storytelling. Students will explore the three-act structure, developing characters, writing dialogue and planning. Each student will work on a script idea of their choosing and see it come to life in the final “table reading.”  Great fun and a test of both students’ imagination and writing skills!

The powerful engagement of short video fascinates teenagers, who find endless opportunities to laugh, remix, and share their social capital through the Internet, on YouTube, and through many other video-sharing sites. But, as many a young person armed with a video camera has discovered, finding the magic of great storytelling isn’t nearly as easy as it looks. With an emphasis on meaningful, focused writing tasks in every lesson, Screenwriting for Short Video is a standards-driven course that encourages students to write creatively, but also to the highly prescriptive standards that films require.

You’re now only a couple of clicks away from experiencing the thrilling world of screenwriting and directing! So don’t forget to request a quote and use the promo code DDISC-SW0923 to get your hands on this amazing, limited-time offer!

Stay tuned for more incredible savings, along with the highly anticipated release of our new “Science Fair Mystery” forensic kit.

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