Write Your First Screenplay or Short with Final Draft 11!

By Mike Battle, Freelance Songwriter and Film Professional

Language: English

This course is for you

Want to write screenplays, TV shows or short films but stuck messing around with word processors and other ineffectual tools? In this course, I will teach you how to write your first screenplay in the Hollywood standard software for screenwriting, Final Draft 11. (30 Days Free Trial Available on Website) My name is Mike and I am a film industry professional who has worked on Hollywood movies such as Terminator Dark Fate, Mary Poppins Returns, Tomb Raider and currently, Amazon Prime TV. I will be your teacher. In the course, we will cover all aspects of formatting and techniques you need to write screenplays as well as the more advanced creative and production tools within the software. I know the feeling of wanting to learn how to write a screenplay but not knowing the basics of the confusing world of scriptwriting so through these easy to follow tutorials I will induct you into one of the key basics of filmmaking. Once you have these basics, your storytelling will be unleashed! If you would like to learn the software of Final Draft AND the basics of screenwriting join me on this course and enrol now! Not sure? Here's what other people have said about the course: 'great!! Great!!! GREAT!!!! wonderfully great. He gets straight to the point, in his teaching. i really like that. Excellent teacher, giving all sorts of great information. I searched around, this course and teacher is exactly what i've been looking for. I have learned, and i am still learning so much, with his course. Thank you so much, for teaching this course. I'm so very excited happy. Thank you again - London 'Very helpful and entertaining introduction into Final Draft. Thanks' - Marc Loeb 'Exactly what I needed to know. Well presented' - Bo Bennett 'Thorough and to the point. This is a good course if you are interested in learning how to use Final Draft' - Greg Note: I am not affiliated with Final Draft.

Course overview - 24

  • Final Draft 11 Trial Download and New Screenplay

  • Scene Headings and Slug Lines

  • Smart Type

  • Action Lines

  • Characters & Dialogue

  • Parentheticals

  • Transitions

  • Shots

  • Extra Tip - Off Screen and Voice Over

  • Cast List, New Act & End of Act

  • The Beat Board - A Film Making Mind Map!

  • The Story Map - A Story Telling Tool

  • Views & Page Splitting

  • The Navigator

  • Labels & Bookmarking

  • Fonts, Styles & Highlighting

  • 11 Quick Fire Tips to Help Write Your Screenplay

  • Saving, Back Up & Title Pages

  • Watermarking & Printing

  • Collaborating

  • Reports

  • Tags

  • Revisions

  • Conclusion

Meet your instructor

Mike Mike
Mike BattleFreelance Songwriter and Film Professional
Hi there, my name is Mike and I am an experienced professional musician based in London, England. Over the last 15 years I have played to thousands of people and written songs for people all around the world. I'd love you to join me on my course. I also am a professional in the Film Industry working on Hollywood movies like Terminator: Dark Fate, Mary Poppins Returns and Fantastic Beasts. If you're into learning about writing for movies and more - check out my profile!