Write Like Rogue One
Learn the screenwriting methods behind one of the biggest films, then use them in your own works.
Learn how the writers behind "Rogue One: a Star Wars Story" utilized methods to make it one of the biggest films in the world. Instead of talking about abstract screenwriting theories that are hard to grasp, you will see real scenes dissected so you can understand how the pros are actually writing these big hit movies.
Master Screenwriting Methods Utilized in "Rogue One" and Use Them in Your Own Screenplays
- Participate in writing activities based on the methods used in "Rogue One".
- Understand the themes of "Rogue One" and how they shape the movie.
- Learn how different characters are written and what makes them unique.
Beef Up Your Screenwriting Skills by Seeing How Big Movies are Written
"Rogue One" was one of the biggest films of 2016 and a Star Wars fan favorite. Overall, the success of the film comes down to the writing - this is where every movie starts.
Seeing how the writers of "Rogue One" employed methods to their characters, plot points and themes will give you more tools to use in your own writing. It will spark your creativity and show you methods you may have never seen before. And with the included activities, you will be able to practice these methods until you understand them inside and out.
Content and Overview
This course has 16 total lessons and almost an hour and a half of video content, geared towards beginning screenwriters but useful to ALL writers. You will see why particular scenes from "Rogue One" are so successful, how they utilized characters in the film, and how the themes of the movie drive the story. The lessons included have activities at the end so you can practice writing immediately! Think of them as exercises for your writing muscles.
First, we will cover the themes of "Rogue One", such as how wars are fought and the people that truly make changes during wartime. Then, we will look at lessons taken from individual scenes and plot points. You will see how exposition can be made interesting, how a debate between two characters can elevate them, and how heroes can have different viewpoints. Finally, we will focus on the main characters of "Rogue One" and understand what makes them unique.
After completing this course, you will have a better understanding as to how professional screenwriters write these big movies. Even better, you will be able to practice these skills with the included exercises and them use them in your OWN movies!
Want to see a glimpse of the "Write Like Rogue One" course? Watch the free preview videos below - "Doubting a Character's Skills" and "Exposition Surrounded by Chaos".
StartHeroes with Different Viewpoints (4:16)
StartWhy They Need Your Hero (5:09)
StartWhen Characters Notice Unpredictability (3:09)
StartVillains Can Have Dreams Too (5:43)
StartPaying a Cost For Goals (5:50)
PreviewDoubting a Character's Skills (6:00)
PreviewExposition Surrounded by Chaos (4:17)
StartExposition Can Have More Than One Function (3:30)
StartGood People Can Cause Problems (5:20)
StartHow Debates Can Influence Character (4:37)
StartHeroic Ideas Can Exist on a Spectrum (4:22)
Ryan Estabrooks is an award winning screenwriter who has been writing for more than 12 years. In addition to being a writer, he is also a director, actor, and musician. He has written and/or directed numerous short films, web series, commercials, and documentaries. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others so that they can make great art to share with the world.