For those of you who don’t know, I’m in graduate school. I’m pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. I finished my second class, Art of Visual Storytelling, with a 100! Now, I know most of you will say it’s a writing class, scoring a 100 should be easy. The class is more than writing, its about formatting, developing themes, using props, etc. This is my first 100 in a course since Basic Skills Math in 9th grade (and I’m not sure if that was a 100, to be honest.) I scored A+ grades in high school, college, community college, but this is my first time in many years where I earned a perfect score. Pretty exciting especially since I earned 95 in my first graduate course, Mastery.
I know I shouldn’t be sharing, but I felt like I should because I didn’t think I could do graduate school. So, for me, this is a huge accomplishment.
January 6 to January 12: This was a fun week. I learned about scripting and wrote my first formatted screenplay scene. We discuss elements such as voice, shots, and introductions. I scored a 100 on each assignment, bear in mind that each assignment was only a rough draft.
1.Over Black (Sound assignment)
A slow CLAP repeats followed by excited GASPS. Water SPLASHES and loud CLAPPING drowns the slow clap and gasps. Piano PLAYS upbeat song as FOOTSTEPS on OLD WOOD. Focus on SLOW CLAP, then a heavy SIGH.