What will you learn
Techniques from narrative theory and from the Semiotics of Passions, developed especially for writing books, films and series. A new theory, well explanatory, extensively studied for decades, to develop the arc of the structure and the existential journey of the characters.
How to develop a story from an idea. How to program, from start to finish, the character's journey with an arc that goes from “an illusion to a truth”, present in all good works of fiction.
How to develop history from conflicts between subjects, objects and senders, through action and affective contracts that always hide truths to be revealed.
How to develop the character from his soul, which is his “suffering”, in the way he was generated, by a “damage” or a “passion”, such as melancholy, fear, among others.
How to find a good story in the character's internal path and in the narrative structure in the form of surprises for the spectator.
How to use the right technique to make the arc of the three acts and make this arc make sense of the characters, the theme and the structure, exemplified in different movies and series.
How to use techniques to generate “surprises” in the spectator from the “implication x concession” so that the spectator is surprised at the end of the character and action arcs.
As the series arcs are formed by at least three models, all strategic, to generate surprises that impact the spectator to reveal the hidden and sensitive journey of the character.
How passions affect the character, such as anger, guilt, melancholy, hatred and revenge, and how this reflects on their actions.
How to generate true plot points from the "tensive events", which generate stops in the narrative and in the character's course, through Tensive Semiotics techniques.
How to assemble the synopsis, argument and script structure from the techniques of contractual narrative theory, the result of research that has been developed for more than four decades at the best universities in the world.
The student will study all these techniques through “seven theoretical schemes”, in the original scripts of the works, which are taught in detail, on video and in well-explanatory books: Narrative Program, Sender, Tensive or Extraordinary Event, Surprise, Damage and Fracture, Scheme of Passions and Existential Simulacrum.