I feel like I have found a wonderful guiding voice
“I started working with my screenplay mentor last week, and after our second meeting I have some real structure (or “scaffolding” as he referred to it) to build my story on. I feel like I have found a wonderful guiding voice that is encouraging me to develop my story without suggesting anything explicit, so the ideas are coming from me- I guess I really needed someone who would help to keep me on task, especially as I have no practice or understanding of what it means to undertake this task of writing a screenplay. I’m finally feeling like my work can become a riveting story without me (I’d been considering scrapping my idea for something more conventional). He also pointed me in the direction of other non-traditional stories that have parallels to my concept. We discussed how to incorporate archetypes and other storylines without unnecessary explanation.”
Every week we ask our students to review how they are progressing with our program.