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Screenwriters and writers,
professionals and beginners

New method based Passion Semiotics allows you to write scripsts based on a theory of ACTION and EMOTION of characters.

Watch it now for free, 
the first class of the course.

​​Know what the course is​​

* Helps develop “arcs” from the actions and passions of the characters.
* Teaches how to write series like "Game of Thrones" and movies like "Rome".

This new method allows to master the structures of “action” and “emotion of the characters”, in a theory supported by Linguistics, Logic and Philosophy, with a set of “theoretical schemes”, both for structuring the arcs of the characters and the script. It is a new scientific theory, which theorizes the acting and feeling of the characters, which makes a lot of sense when it is the “passion” that governs the “action”; The dialogues and relationships between characters are generated by their emotions. Innovative method, based on theory and not manual tricks, able to make the writer with tools to build good stories, from characters acting on the deeds of his passions.

Discover how to create bows in different types of works, such as the action bows of the characters in "Game of Thrones", and the arc generated by the "sensations" of the characters in "Rome," a dense film with a structure invisible by where the characters move.

Evidence of the effectiveness of this theory is also illustrated by examples of blockbuster hits, such as the miniseries “Chernobyl” and the “Westworld” series, and films such as “Melancholy,” “Wild Tales,” and “Gravity,” with direct studies of the original scripts. of these works.

The course method is composed, basically, by “seven theoretical schemes”, which intersect forming the theory of the script, based on the actions and emotions of the characters: Narrative Program, Existential Simulacrum, Extraordinary Event, Surprise, Damage and Fracture, Cholera and Revenge.

Watch below the introductory videos from "Passions in the Narrative" and learn how the course content, the origin of the new theory, and who Hermes Leal, the author, will be approached. And find out how this new narrative theory will revolutionize the way you write scripts and develop characters.

Course Presentation

The course consists of 14 videos, divided into three modules: an introduction to theory, a first module covering narrative structures, a second module on the effect of “passions” on characters, and a third module on invisible layers of characters. characters, which form their dramatic arc, both at the action level, and at the level of their sensations and emotions. It is basically composed of “seven theoretical schemes”: Narrative Program, Existential Simulacrum, Extraordinary Event, Surprise, Damage and Fracture, Cholera and Revenge. These schemes intersect to form narrative theory based on the actions and emotions of the characters.

Surprise Scheme

Beside Module 3 - Invisible Narrative Layer, to show how we can cause surprises in the viewer, as well as work out the scheme of surprise in the narrative itself. The scheme teaches how to generate “surprise” in the character and narrative from a state of expectation and an unexpected object arrives causing, after the impact of the surprise, an admiration or a perception. How happened the concessive and unexpected events that surprised the characters Cleo, Sofia and Jon Snow, and that defined their destinies from surprises. Because the events of the surprise are "concessive," they were not expected to happen, but they did happen.

Jon Snow's Fracture

Beside Module 3 - Invisible Narrative Layer, to deepen the learning of the schemes of the Event and the Surprise, in which the "fracture" is the result of these two schemes, and causes the suffering in the character. Damage is what the character feels he suffered during an Extraordinary Event. The damage can be physical, as in the case of "broken" characters from "Game of Thrones", or in the soul, as is the case with Jon Snow, whose "fracture" in his soul is being "bastard", causing him a strong passion of rebellion and rebellion because of this damage. It shows that Disney's scheme of superheroes like Batman, Superman, and Spiderman is formed from "damage" and "fracture" in their souls.

Course content

Writer and researcher Hermes Leal took three decades of research in the Semiotics of Passions, a new French-born science of knowledge, to apply for the first time what will be the science of thought for the nineteenth century to the text of fiction.

The course “The Passions in the Narrative” is organized in three modules: the first about Action Structures, the second about the Scheme of the Passions and the third about Character Structures.

From the theoretical content point of view, the student needs to master at least “seven schemes”Theoretical, necessary and fundamental in the writing of a fiction script, as it covers all aspects of the narrative and the character, their actions and their passions. These seven theoretical schemes are: Narrative Program, Existential Simulacrum, Extraordinary Event, Surprise, Damage and Fracture, Cholera and Revenge. These schemes intersect to form the new narrative theory based on the actions and emotions of the characters.

This is the first time this theory has been spreading in the field of fiction. For this reason, the video lessons are also accompanied by a long textbook on the same content. This course is to be “studied”, to be viewed and revised several times, until the full mastery of these seven schemes and their application to any fiction text. 

Module 1

How to structure a script through the basic and initial schemes, with the first class demonstrating how to form the arc of characters from the three acts, called "Contract", "Manipulation" and "Sanction". The second class deals with the scheme of the Narrative Program, necessary to develop the journey of the characters, and formed by three functions that generate the conflicts: "subject", "object" and "destiny". And the third class is about the role of the originator and the object, and their role in the development of the script and the characters.

Module 2

The effects of the passions on the characters, with schemes about the character's passionate structure in the script. There are three classes: in the first, the difference between passions, such as “hate”, which is enduring, and “anger”, which is fleeting, and how they affect the characters, to the point that “hate” turns into a passion of “revenge”; in the second class, the scheme of passion in the character, as it becomes due to the effects of a passion; and the last class is to apply the theory in Arya's Narrative Program in Game of Thrones.

Module 3

With 5 lessons, we will enter the denser and invisible layers of the characters. The first class is about the Extraordinary Event scheme, which promotes turning points and can occur with great actions or only on the feelings of the characters; the 1nd class is about the Surprise Scheme, how can we surprise a character and the viewer; the third class is about Jon Snow's fracture, how a character is thrown on his journey by a passion, such as anger and resentment; the fourth class is about the Existential Simulacrum Scheme, which reveals the three acts in the form of Virtualization, Update and Realization; and the 2th class applies these concepts in the script of "Rome" to show how to build character arcs from the feel of Cleo and Sofia.

Sign up and get immediate access to the book "The Passions in the Characters"

Book details the theory of the course, to assist students in learning with video lessons.

Available in 4 languages: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

Hermes Leal

Writer, journalist, documentary filmmaker and linguist

Master in Cinema from ECA / USP and PhD in Letters and Linguistics, in the area of French Semiotics, FFLCH / USP. He publishes a film magazine, has seven published books, fiction, semiotics and adventures, and several television programs, series and documentary films.

Special launch price

Sign up and get immediate access to the video classes and the book "The Passions in the Characters", available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese versions.

The video lessons have subtitles in 4 languages: English, Spanish, French and Korean.

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  •  5,5 class hours
  •  English, Spanish, French and Korean subtitled classes
  •  Free access to the book "Passions in Characters"
  •  Certified
  •  Available for 12 months