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Mastery Timeline

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Mastery Timeline

  1. 1. Mastery: Personal Development and Leadership Mastery Journal Timeline Andrew Geimer
  2. 2. Reflection The week 3 assignment for this class was the Brainstorming Worksheet. That project challenged us to think critically about each of the courses we are scheduled to take, and consider what we want to gain from each one. Additionally, it forced us to look beyond graduation to what possibilities could lay ahead. Researching mentors, internships, industry trends, and available job opportunities really sets the groundwork for implementing some short-term and long-term goals for ourselves. The following timeline will document what I hope to accomplish in my future courses, and the strategies I will use to do that.
  3. 3. During this class, I learned what it means, and what it takes, to become a Master of your craft, and a leader in your field. There are no shortcuts to mastery. There may be many different paths to it, but they all require patience, perseverance, and passion. Being a Master means maintaining an open mind to receive ideas, and the ability to clearly and efficiently communicate those ideas to others. Aside from that, I also wanted to acclimate myself to being a student again, and start my program with good work habits, brush up on my grammar skills, and start building an online presence. MONTH 1 Mastery: Personal Development and Leadership Strategies and Tactics: - Tutorial: Up and Running with Tumblr - http://www.lynda.com/training/Up- and-Running-with-Tumblr/95698-2.html - Tutorial: Time Management Fundamentals - http://www.lynda.com/ Business-Productivity-tutorials/Time-Management-Fundamentals/ 77533-2.html - Tutorial: Grammar Fundamentals - http://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills- tutorials/Grammar-Fundamentals/158318-2.html
  4. 4. In this class, I hope to learn how old archetypal elements from folklore are still used in modern storytelling vehicles, and how to apply them in my own storytelling. I also want to explore the impact of visual storytelling on newer forms of media, and integrate what I learn into the classes that I teach. MONTH 2 The Art of Visual Storytelling Strategies and Tactics: - Book: Exploring Visual Storytelling - The Art of Turning Good Ideas into Compelling Stories - by Brian Arnold & Brendan Eddy - Tutorial: Storytelling for Designers - http://www.lynda.com/Design- Design-Skills-tutorials/Storytelling-Designers/165645-2.html? srchtrk=index:1%0Alinktypeid:2%0Aq:storytelling%0Apage: 1%0As:relevance%0Asa:true%0Aproducttypeid:2 - Tutorial: Storytelling at Work - http://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills- tutorials/Storytelling-work/126132/161364-4.html
  5. 5. In this class, I want to sharpen my analytical skills. I want be able to provide clear and concise criticism of other works, and also to be able to turn a more critical eye on my own works. MONTH 3 Script Analysis and Criticism Strategies and Tactics: - Book: Screenplay Story Analysis - by Asher Garfinkel - Web Resource: International Movie Script Database - www.imsdb.com - Tutorial: Performing Script and Scene Analysis - http:// www.lynda.com/Video-Video-Editing-tutorials/Performing-script- scene-analysis/120261/147176-4.html
  6. 6. In this class, I hope to learn more about creating believable characters that audiences can relate to, and believable dialogue that sounds natural for a wide range of character types. It is important that each character has his or her own unique voice. I also want to revise and flesh out characters from projects I’m currently working on. MONTH 4 Character Creation and Development Strategies and Tactics: - Book: Elements of Fiction Writing: Characters & Viewpoint - by Orson Scott Card - Tutorial: Plot and Character Development - http://www.lynda.com/Video- Filmmaking-tutorials/Plot-character-development/79039/79746-4.html - Tutorial: How to Craft Sizzling Dialogue - http:// www.writersdigestshop.com/how-to-craft-sizzling-dialogue-digital- download-u7425
  7. 7. In this class, I hope to gain a better understanding of the differences between episodic and feature screenplay formats. I also hope to gain more experience in structuring plot and character arcs over multiple episodes. I want to write a few spec-scripts for some of my favorite TV shows, as well. MONTH 5 Episodic and Serial Writing Strategies and Tactics: - Book: Writing the TV Drama Series - by Pamela Douglas - Study the structure and arcs of my favorite TV shows. - www.netflix.com - Tutorial: Television and Episodic - http://www.lynda.com/Video-Video- Editing-tutorials/Television-episodic/120261/147201-4.html
  8. 8. Most of my writing experience and education has been in feature and short film screenwriting. I am hoping this class will be a refresher on the finer points of screenplay formatting. I would like to improve my drawing skills through storyboarding, and learn more about pitching script/book ideas. MONTH 6 Film Screenwriting Strategies and Tactics: - Webinar: The Perfect Elevator Pitch - by Kevin Smokler - Book: Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript - by Chuck Sambuchino - Tutorial: Screenwriting Fundamentals - http://www.lynda.com/ Screenwriting-tutorials/Screenwriting-Fundamentals/100223-2.html? autocompleteMovieId=124598
  9. 9. In this class, I am hoping to learn more about how to apply a narrative structure to the interactive medium of video games. I also want to learn more about how writing fits into the videogame production process, as well as explore the most popular types of stories in video games. MONTH 7 Writing for Games Strategies and Tactics: - Web Source: Writing for the Game industry - http://www.writing- world.com/freelance/games.shtml - Book: Wriitng for Video Games - by Steve Ince - Online Course: UDEMY - Writing for the Videogame Industry - https:// www.udemy.com/writing-for-the-videogame-industry/
  10. 10. MONTH 8 Storytelling and Storyboarding for Animation In this class, I hope to learn more about the visualization process behind writing for animation. Strategies and Tactics: - Safari Book: Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games - by Christy Marx - Safari Book: Professional Storyboarding - by Anson Jew - Tutorial: Storyboarding a narrative script using placeholders - http:// www.lynda.com/Final-Cut-Pro-tutorials/Storyboarding-narrative-script- using-placeholders/191332/360562-4.html
  11. 11. MONTH 9 Editing for Film, Game, and Animation Scripts In this class, I want to improve on my troubleshooting skills. I want to be able to edit and rewrite for various formats. Strategies and Tactics: - Web Article: Being an Animation Screenwriter - by Pinaki Ghosh - http:// thescreenplaywriters.com/screenwriting-tips/how-to-write-an-animation- movie-screenplay - Safari Book: Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games - by Christy Marx - Tutorial: Foundations of Video: the Art of Editing - http://www.lynda.com/ Video-Video-Editing-tutorials/Foundations-Video-Art-Editing/120261-2.html
  12. 12. MONTH 10 Creative Writing Portfolio I In this class, I want to apply what I’ve learned to my own project. I want to create a script outline and development plan. Strategies and Tactics: - Web Article: What is a creative writing portfolio and why would I need one? - by Brandi Reissenweber - http://www.writingclasses.com/ WritersResources/AskTheWriterDetail.php?ID=192 - Safari Book: The Short Screenplay: Your Short Film from Concept to Production - by Dan Gurskis - Tutorial: Video Script Writing - http://www.lynda.com/Video- Screenwriting-tutorials/Video-Script-Writing/144854-2.html
  13. 13. MONTH 11 Creative Writing Portfolio II In this class, I want to implement my development plan and complete my script. Strategies and Tactics: - Web Article: 6 Tips for Writing a (Money Making) Script from a Billion Dollar Screenwriting Duo - by Joe Berkowitz - http:// www.fastcocreate.com/1681393/6-tips-for-writing-a-money-making- script-from-a-billion-dollar-screenwriting-duo - Safari Book: Screenwriting Tips, You Hack - by Xander Bennett
  14. 14. MONTH 12 The Business of Creative Writing In this class, I want to learn more about the role of literary agents and writer’s unions. Strategies and Tactics: - Podcast: On the Page: Breaking into the Business with Corey Mandell - by Pilar Alessandra - Tutorial: Digital Publishing Fundamentals - http://www.lynda.com/Digital- Publishing-tutorials/Digital-Publishing-Fundamentals/100904-2.html - Book: 2015 Writer’s Market - by Robert Lee Brewer - http:// www.writersdigestshop.com/2015-writers-market-deluxe-edition? source=igodigital
  15. 15. 6 Masters Ken Miyamoto - Screenwriter - kmiyamoto76@yahoo.com Steven Shea - Screenwriter/Filmmaker - steven@abyssmal.com Malen Dominguez - MFA Film Program Director - mdominguez@fullsail.com Nolan Cornell - CWMFA Progam Director - ncornell@fullsail.com Rebecca Weiss - Screenwriter - rebecca_weiss@neimanmarcusstores.com Jennie Jarvis - Screenwriter/Author - jjarvis@fullsail.com
  16. 16. Getting Involved - Writer’s Guild of America - “Affiliated Authors” group via LinkedIn - “Authors and Writers” group via LinkedIn - “Screenwriter’s Network Worldwide” group via LinkedIn - 2015 Hall of Fame events at Full Sail University
  17. 17. Expanding PLN Organizations/People to Follow: - On The Page Podcast with Pilar Alessandra - via iTunes - Penguin Press via Twitter - Author Rick Riordan via Twitter - Author Alliance via Twitter
  18. 18. Connecting with Full Sail CLUBS: - Full Sail Creative Writing Club - ENS: Entertainment Networking Society - Comic Book Club
  19. 19. Characteristics of a Mentor 1. Has been published or has sold a screenplay. 2. Is humble, but honest about their experience. 3. Has written in the same genres I am interested in writing. 4. Is generous with their time. 5. Is honest and professional in their feedback. 6. Is open-minded and willing to listen.

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