Jun 14, 2016
David Wheeler is awesome, and I love this course! I am so glad that Coursera and Michigan State University have partnered to offer this course to those of us who have a thirst for learning! Thank you!
Jan 11, 2017
Amazing course. Without useless talking, we are immediately thrown into action, and start working immediately. This course helped me gain priceless empiric experience, and finally start writing.
교육 기관: Mikhail P•
Jul 20, 2019
Really helped me to finish my script, finally! thanks!
교육 기관: Patricia L•
Apr 14, 2019
Writing ain't easy, but it sure is satisfying as hell!
교육 기관: Todor V•
Dec 28, 2017
Really motivated me to sit my lazy-ass down and WRITE!
교육 기관: Ricardo P•
Mar 09, 2017
Inspiring, direct, practical and very well structured.
교육 기관: Ali M•
Feb 15, 2019
Great course to take for starting your ideas flowing.
교육 기관: 朱思伟•
Dec 15, 2016
Here are great Professor，Mentor and other Teachers.
교육 기관: Jenifer V•
Jun 22, 2019
This has been the best learning experience for me.
교육 기관: Sebastian P•
Jun 29, 2017
Very activity driven. Attentive and active staff.
교육 기관: Mariano H G R•
Oct 25, 2019
Un curso genial y muy práctico. Gracias!
교육 기관: Aimee j•
Nov 13, 2016
I am SO glad I found this course online!
교육 기관: Erica E•
May 12, 2016
This is a fun and challenging course.
교육 기관: Bryan G•
May 07, 2019
It was a great learning experience!!
교육 기관: susana h•
Oct 17, 2019
I learned so much from this course.
교육 기관: Dylan M•
Aug 21, 2017
Had a lot of fun and learned a lot!
교육 기관: Francisco F G L•
Feb 22, 2019
Great course, amazing experience!
교육 기관: Manuel A R S•
Sep 05, 2019
Very practical and demanding :)
교육 기관: HG•
Mar 09, 2018
So helpful! Loved this class.
교육 기관: Tanmay A•
Sep 15, 2018
Very useful course!
교육 기관: Vishal S•
Jun 24, 2016
교육 기관: Jesus G•
Dec 18, 2018
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Sep 02, 2017
교육 기관: JK S•
Apr 26, 2019
교육 기관: Chew W Y•
Oct 03, 2016
Good practice with the exciting world of script writing
Learnt how to use the scriptwriting software Celtx.com
Some aspects of the videos were helpful and instructive e.g. teaching us how to write a cold open
Areas of improvement:-
The beginner's course is entirely graded on peer reviews where one could get a range of divergent opinions on the same story, at times scathing and not constructive. Reviewers (who are purported to be beginners themselves) also at times give seemingly 'blind' grades without sharing constructive comments.
The questions that you are graded on e.g. Do you feel immersed in the story? Is the story unique? are highly subjective and solely dependent on the reviewer's fleeting preferences. It would help if the questions were more nuanced and focused on the structure and technical aspects of script writing e.g. format, grammar, three part structure
Lessons were too short and instructional (less than 10 mins of videos for each lesson) only for certain areas; it seemed like one of the major takeaways was to keep writing which is sensible but not helpful from a beginner's point of view.
To maintain some objectivity in grading: Mask the general comments section when a reviewer is giving his comments as negative comments from other peers could influence more negativity and vice versa.
Give some guidelines on reviewing to prevent the grading process from turning into trolling.
Would appreciate more helpful lessons with deeper content!
교육 기관: Elizabeth S K•
Mar 20, 2018
Fantastic introduction to screenwriting and generally good, exhaustive feedback from mentor Jan Zurcher at the end (especially feedback regarding scriptwriting conventions/format).
At the same time, for unsolicited feedback this was a little discouraging; especially the bit where Jan said he didn’t feel engaged, as others had said they did feel engaged. I feel at this early stage, we need constructive feedback but also an incentive to go on, a degree of validation encouraging us to nurture our strengths. I feel the rest will come with practice. In this regard, I found Jan's feedback discouraging rather than constructive.
교육 기관: Robert O•
Apr 11, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed this class. It gives you an excellent regiment and list of characteristics that would make your pilot and potential series desirable. My only real issue, which makes it 4 instead of 5 stars, is that the student feedback is somewhat limited in that not all students really understand how to give notes. Often times they are very vague ("good effort, write with move consision") not offering enough particulars to know what you should be looking to improve. But that's the inherent limitation of a course offered in this format. Not a reflection on the curriculum itself.