May online screenwriting courses taught by yours truly are on the horizon, with a start of May 15th:

:::DIALOGUE WRITING:::

:::THE ART OF THE PITCH:::

:::HOW TO SELL A SCREENPLAY:::

Stop in and visit the main AFW page for more info on upcoming AFW classes and a full 2018 course roster:

:::AFW:::

Hope to see you there.

That Adams Girl

 

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4 days left

March 7, 2015

Four days left to register for Character Writing & Dynamic Writing at The AFW.

one week left

January 6, 2015

One week left to register for —

AFW January classes. If you want one of these seats, hit us at http://theafw.com and reserve your seat now.

 

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meanwhile, back at the ranch

December 28, 2014

Meanwhile, back at the ranch —

Seats are available in AFW January classes and going fast.  If you want one of these seats, hit us at http://theafw.com and reserve your seat now.

 

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last classes of the year

November 3, 2014

 

Ohyez, there are November classes. Structural Writing and Dynamic Writing are the last two online master classes in screenwriting of the year. Grab your seat now or you will be out in the cold till 2015.

Dynamic Writing 11.11.14

Structural Writing 11.11.14

 

Oh yez, hot September classes are right around the corner. You should all go sign up for them right now.

Academy of Film Writing September Classes 2014:  The Sex Scene

Academy of Film Writing September Classes 2014: High Concept Writing

Academy of Film Writing September Classes 2014: The Art of the Pitch

 

 

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What do you see on the screen?

Nothing until you put it on the page. And then, for someone to see something while they read that page? The writing must be Visual with a capital V.

Visual Writing begins Tuesday.

There are open seats.

:::HIT THAT:::

 

 

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A friend told me she was talking to other people we know mutually, and one of them was confiding in her they just didn’t know how to get their writing to that next level. What should she do? And then another person we knew mutually chimed in, Yes, me too.

And my friend said, Well take Max’s classes.

And they both looked at her blankly and said, Really?

I think this comes down to the contempt of familiarity. We’re friends. We hang out. We have a good time. And I don’t stomp around saying, Hey look at me.

This tends on some level to make people think, because we’re on the same social tier being friends and all, that means we’re on the same professional tier.

Not to be a bitch, but that ain’t so.

Unless someone else has worked professionally for five motion picture studios, has five produced films they worked on under their belt and has consulted on two others, has mentored three Nicholl winners in workshops and classes, and has twenty plus working writers they have mentored on their slate of “people I worked with who made it” AND has a film degree and miscellaneous other writing credits and awards — we’re not on the same professional tier.

Doesn’t mean I don’t love you. But knock it off.

 


:::MAX CLASSES:::

 


 


Two January classes, The Art of the Pitch and Visual Writing, start January 10th.

There are a couple seats left if you act fast:

 


VISUAL WRITING

Begins January 10, 2012

Visual Writing | Putting Vision Back Into Viewing | Online 6 Week Master Course | Start Date : 01.10.12 |

MAKE YOUR READERS “SEE” YOUR MOVIE: You will learn how to use the visual elements space, light, and texture to create locations and scenes readers can “see”; how to establish and utilize perspective in scenes and sequences to make a script visually dynamic; how to create and utilize perspective; techniques to make characters visually dynamic and “real” for readers; techniques to juxtapose exterior and interior visuals to create visually dynamic motion and space on the film screen; and more….

Instructor | Max Adams

Reading Material | supplied in class forum & library. Some outside material is linked to.

Viewing Materials | posted or available via Netflix, iTunes, YouTube or your friendly neighborhood video rental.

Weekly Chats | Thursday nights | 8 PM EST.

class seating limit : 12 | a writing sample may be requested prior to acceptance | a course deposit is required for this class
course fee : $375 |

REGISTER TODAY – SEATING IS LIMITED

more info : CLASSES

 


THE ART OF THE PITCH

Begins January 10, 2012

The Art of the Pitch | Pitching Stripped of the Nonsense | Online 6 Week Master Course | Start Date: 01.10.12 |

GET READ AND SELL: You will learn the five essential elements your pitch must contain to sell to producers and studios; the two pitch models; action driven vs. character driven pitching; the six points an elevator pitch must contain to interest a potential buyer — and what an elevator pitch is; how to open; how to close; how to use your story’s turning points to make your story compelling; when film comparisons work — and when they don’t; how to address the specific concerns of different members of the entertainment industry; and how to condense and expand your pitch to take advantage of new pitching opportunities and mediums.

Instructor | Max Adams

Reading Material | supplied in class forum & library. Some outside material is linked to.

Viewing Materials | posted or available via Netflix, iTunes, YouTube or your friendly neighborhood video rental.

Weekly Chats | Thursday nights | 9 PM EST.

class seating limit : 12 | a writing sample may be requested prior to acceptance | a course deposit is required for this class
course fee : $375 |

REGISTER TODAY – SEATING IS LIMITED

more info : CLASSES

 


MARCH CLASSES

Two classes are coming in March 2012, High Concept Writing and Character Writing.

March classes begin March 13th.

•For more info on upcoming classes visit CLASSES.

 

 

january classes

December 7, 2011

 

JANUARY CLASSES

Two January classes The Art of the Pitch and Visual Writing start January 10th. There is a preview of things to come in Art of the Pitch on the Austin Film Festival blog.

 


VISUAL WRITING
Begins January 10, 2012

MAKE YOUR READERS “SEE” YOUR MOVIE: You will learn how to use the visual elements space, light, and texture to create locations and scenes readers can “see”; how to establish and utilize perspective in scenes and sequences to make a script visually dynamic; how to create and utilize perspective; techniques to make characters visually dynamic and “real” for readers; techniques to juxtapose exterior and interior visuals to create visually dynamic motion and space on the film screen; and more….

Instructor | Max Adams

Reading Material | supplied in class forum & library | some outside material is linked to

Viewing Materials | posted or available via Netflix, iTunes, YouTube or your friendly neighborhood video rental

Weekly Chats | Thursday nights | 8 PM EST

Class Seating Limit : 12 |

Course Fee : $375 |

:::register:::

:::more info:::

 


THE ART OF THE PITCH
Begins January 10, 2012

GET READ AND SELL: You will learn the five essential elements your pitch must contain to sell to producers and studios; the two pitch models; action driven vs. character driven pitching; the six points an elevator pitch must contain to interest a potential buyer — and what an elevator pitch is; how to open; how to close; how to use your story’s turning points to make your story compelling; when film comparisons work — and when they don’t; how to address the specific concerns of different members of the entertainment industry; and how to condense and expand your pitch to take advantage of new pitching opportunities and mediums.

Instructor | Max Adams

Reading Material | supplied in class forum & library. Some outside material is linked to.

Viewing Materials | posted or available via Netflix, iTunes, YouTube or your friendly neighborhood video rental.

Weekly Chats | Thursday nights | 9 PM EST.

Class Seating Limit : 12 |

Course Fee : $375 |

:::register:::

:::more info:::

 


FUTURE CLASSES:

Two March classes High Concept Writing and Character Writing start March 13th, 2012. For a full list of upcoming classes visit :::classes:::

:::register:::

:::more info:::

 

 


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