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FiLMLaB.tv Online Workshop: Creating Characters for a Web Series

July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Web Series – short-form episodic narratives created solely for the Internet – have become a viable platform for aspiring screenwriters to show off their storytelling talent.

This year’s FilmLab contest will be in the web series format.  Get a head start on creating your own dynamic series with this webinar.

Creating Characters for a Web Series

Part 2 of this two-part webinar will focus on the keystone of every successful web series – character.  Join screenwriter Randall Jahnson as he covers the essentials of using character to capture a viewer’s attention and to hold it for the length of the series. Topics will include character revelation, internal-external conflict, effective dialogue, POV, pacing, comedy versus drama, and episodic structure and length.

This year’s FilmLab contest will be in the web series format.  Get a head start on creating memorable characters that grab the attention of the contest judges AND the Internet.

The class is online and open to everyone.

Pre-Registration Required

There are two online FiLMLaB.tv workshops this July. Buy tickets to both FiLMLaB.tv July workshops and get a discount. $40 for a single workshop; $60 for both. Use code FilmlabDuo.
Registration closes on July 20th at 8 PM.

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About Randall Jahnson

Screenwriter Randall JahnsonRandall Jahnson has been a professional screenwriter for 33 years. He has delivered scripts for both large and small screens; in both studio and independent realms; in genres ranging from horror to historical. He’s worked with such diverse filmmaking talent as Steven Spielberg, Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee, and Penelope Spheeris. Among his produced credits are Dudes, The Doors, The Mask of Zorro, Sunset Strip, the Norwegian indie feature, Dryads – Girls Don’t Cry, and episodes of the HBO cable series, Tales from the Crypt. Dionne, his screenplay about pop singer Dionne Warwick, is scheduled for production in late 2018. He also wrote the epic Western video game, Gun, which was voted Best Story at the 2005 IGN Video Game Awards. Way back in the 1980s he directed music videos for Henry Rollins, Black Flag, Stan Ridgway, and the legendary Minutemen. More recently, he has been involved with the Willamette Writers FilmLab program. Jahnson teaches screenwriting at the Northwest Film Center in Portland.

Visit randalljahnson.com for more.


July 21, 2018
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


Willamette Writers