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Aaron Sorkin Masterclass Screen Writing


Name Product: Aaron Sorkin Masterclass Screen Writing

Sale Page: _https://www.masterclass.com/classes/aaron-sorkin-teaches-screenwriting

Price: $90

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Introduction
Meet Aaron. He’s an Oscar winner, a TV hitmaker, and the writer of the some of the smartest dramas ever to hit the screen. And now, he’s your instructor.
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Intention & Obstacle
Every great story is born from intentions and obstacles. Learn how to build the “drive shaft” that will set your script in motion.
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Story Ideas
How do you know if your idea is good enough to turn into a script? Aaron walks you through the steps every writer should take to test an idea—and decide whether it will work best in TV or film.
SHOW ALL 35 LESSONS
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Developing Characters: Part 1
Aaron shares some of the decisions he made to develop some of his most unforgettable characters—like The Social Network’s Mark Zuckerberg and The West Wing’s Toby and Leo.
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Developing Characters: Part 2
Your characters don’t have to be like you—or even likeable. Drawing on examples from A Few Good Men and Steve Jobs, Aaron explains why he always empathizes with his characters even if he disagrees with them.
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Research
Good research is the key to a great script. Bad research is a waste of time. How can you tell the difference? Aaron shares lessons from Malice and The Social Network to help you gather the information you really need.
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Incorporating Research
You have pages of research—now what? Avoid clunky exposition and learn how to seamlessly weave research into your story.

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David Mamet MasterClass


Name Product: David Mamet MasterClass

Sale Page: _https://www.masterclass.com/classes/david-mamet-teaches-dramatic-writing

Price: $90
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Introduction
David outlines what he’ll cover in this class, and the best mindset you can have to learn how to write great drama.
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Purpose of Drama
Trying to understand drama? Look no further than everyday life. David teaches you how to recognize drama at its best—when it seeks to simply entertain, not teach.
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Purpose of Drama (Cont’d)
Learn how drama functions as a form of myth, the ways in which it enlightens the complexities of humanity, and how it provides us with an outlet for expressing the issues that preoccupy us.
SHOW ALL 26 LESSONS
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Dramatic Rules
As a dramatist, your job is to tell a story. David teaches you how to keep your story simple by using Aristotle’s Poetics as a guide. Learn how to keep your hero’s journey at the heart of your narrative.
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Dramatic Rules (Cont’d)
Start at the beginning of your story and don’t stop until you reach the end. Throw away anything that isn’t plot. David teaches you what to cut from your script and how to master the rules of writing.
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Story Ideas
David teaches you how to harness your fantasies and life experiences for drama. Look for drama in places where you’d least expect it and discover the inspiration behind several of his plays.
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Character
David teaches you what character really is—action. Learn how to create objectives for your characters and avoid the erroneous techniques commonly taught.
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Plot
Plot is paramount. Become familiar with the essential ingredients of a plot like the precipitating event and the second-act problem. Learn how to find the plot hiding behind your scenes.
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Structuring the Plot
David shares with you the methods he uses to structure a plot and teaches you how to connect plot points.
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Structuring the Plot (Cont’d)
Learn the ins and outs of the structure of a three-act play and how to achieve cohesion across acts…

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Reba McEntire Teaches Country Music


Name Product: Reba McEntire Teaches Country Music

Sale Page: _https://www.masterclass.com/classes/reba-mcentire-teaches-country-music

Price: $90
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Introduction
Reba warmly welcomes you to the world of country music. As your teacher, Reba kicks off her MasterClass by sharing an early story about her father, what you will be learning, and what she hopes you will take away from her class.
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Selecting a Song
Melody, lyrics, relatability. Learn how Reba assesses what makes a great country song, using examples from “Fancy”, Merle Haggard’s “Carolyn”, and others.
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Singing
You don’t have to be the greatest singer in the world to pursue singing. Watch as Reba breaks down her tried and true warm up exercises, and teaches you the techniques she uses to protect her voice from strain and damage.
SHOW ALL 21 LESSONS
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Recording a Song
Welcome to the recording studio! From working with producers, to conveying authentic emotion in your recording sessions, Reba explains her own unique recording process.
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Recording a Song Case Study: “There’s No U in Oklahoma”
See the Master in action. Watch as Reba records a brand new song in the studio, working with her band, producers, and engineers.
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Case Study: “Fancy” Goes Acoustic
Learn the backstory of how Reba recorded one of her most infamous songs, “Fancy”. Then, watch as Reba and the band break down the song to record a never-before-done acoustic version of the song…

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Werner Herzog Masterclass Film making


Name Product: Werner Herzog Masterclass Film making

Sale Page: _https://www.masterclass.com/classes/werner-herzog-teaches-filmmaking

Price: $90

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Introduction
Meet your new instructor, a self-taught filmmaker who’s made films on all seven continents. Are you ready to become a ‘soldier of cinema’?
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Teach Yourself Storytelling: Watch Films
Werner teaches you the importance of careful film analysis by deconstructing the opening scene of Viva Zapata, starring Marlon Brando.
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Teach Yourself Storytelling: Read
If you want to master storytelling, don’t just watch movies. Werner explains why reading is key to becoming a great filmmaker and shares passages from his mandatory reading list.
SHOW ALL 26 LESSONS
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Writing a Script
Forget the three-act screenwriting structure. Werner reveals how he draws on poetry and Beethoven to inspire scripts that capture his vision in words.
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Financing First Films
You don’t need millions to make a movie. With $10,000 and an extraordinary idea you can start the journey toward bringing your project to the screen.
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Negotiation Skills
Film is an art—but it’s also a business. Werner shares his insights into the industry to help you learn how to protect your stories.
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Locations
Jungles, oceans, and volcanic craters—Werner has shot movies in them all. Learn how to find spectacular locations and turn them into functional sets for your own films.
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Leading The Platoon
When Christian Bale had to eat real maggots in Rescue Dawn, Werner offered to eat them first. Here, he explains the power of leading by example to inspire your cast and crew.
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Set Rules
In filmmaking, if you’re on time, you’re late. Be professional: Organize your set to tell the story, not to impress anyone. Forget the director’s chair, turn off your cell phone, and stay close to your actors.

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James Patterson Masterclass Writing


Name Product: James Patterson Masterclass Writing

Sale Page: _https://www.masterclass.com/classes/james-patterson-teaches-writing

Price: $90

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Introduction
Your instructor, James Patterson—currently the best-selling author in the world—lets you know what he has planned for your class and what you’ll need to learn to start writing your own best-sellers.
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Passion + Habit
Getting into the proper mindset is an essential first step to writing a best-seller. This lesson explores James’s secrets for staying focused, productive, and motivated.
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Raw Ideas
How do you recognize a great idea? How do you figure out if it’s worthy of your effort? James spells out the techniques he uses to generate his ideas and then separate the good ones from the less compelling ones.
SHOW ALL 22 LESSONS
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Plot
With the right plot, your reader won’t be able to stop turning the pages. In this lesson, James measures out his unique approach to developing plot lines that keep readers wanting more.
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Research
For James, conducting in-depth research not only makes his writing better, it also boosts his credibility with his readers. Find out when and how James conducts his research and how he incorporates it into his writing in a thoughtful way.
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Outlines: Part 1
James’ secret weapon is a comprehensive outline. Learn how he sets himself up for a fast and successful first draft. No matter what, don’t skip this lesson!
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Outlines: Part 2
James has never shown the outline for his best-seller Honeymoon to anyone (not even his publisher) until now. Follow along with the outline provided in your Class Workbook as James further explains his process.
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Writer’s Block
Even when you’ve written as many books as James has (76 best sellers and counting), there’s still nothing scarier than staring at the blank page. Here’s how to conquer those fears.

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Dustin Hoffman MasterClass


Name Product: Dustin Hoffman MasterClass

Sale Page: _https://www.masterclass.com/classes/dustin-hoffman-teaches-acting

Price: $90

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Dustin’s Method
Dustin’s approach to acting is unique. In this lesson, he reveals the principles of his method and how to start implementing it.
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Working with a Co-Star: Jerry Maguire Scene Work – Part 1
Dustin has had famous on-screen chemistry with the likes of Robert Redford, Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep. Watch as he teaches two strangers to build an instant bond on set, and then asks you to try the same Jerry Maguire scene with a fellow student.
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Relating to Your Character: Jerry Maguire Scene Work – Part 2
Relating to your character is crucial to a great performance. Dustin teaches you how to read through the lines to add emotion and depth to your role.
SHOW ALL 24 LESSONS
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Managing Your Nerves: Jerry Maguire Scene Work – Part 3
Every good actor gets nervous, even Dustin. Vulnerability is key to bringing depth to a performance. Here’s how to use your fears to get deeper into character.
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Performing Honestly: Jerry Maguire Scene Work – Part 4
Uncover and access the deepest layers of your personality so you can stop pretending and start being your character.
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Critiquing Yourself: Jerry Maguire Scene Work – Part 5
Dustin is his own harshest critic, even when the director is happy and the audience loves him. Learn how he finds ways to question, critique and improve his perfomance.
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What I Learned in Acting Class
Dustin learned from the most prominent acting teachers of his day, including Lee Strasberg — hear the tips and stories that stuck with him.

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Steve Martin Masterclass


Name Product: Steve Martin Masterclass

Sale Page: _https://www.masterclass.com/classes/steve-martin-teaches-comedy

Price: $90
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Introduction
Meet Steve. He’s one of the most accomplished comedians of all time, an acclaimed writer, actor, and musician. And now, he’s your instructor.
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Getting Started in Comedy
No talent? No problem. Steve shares some ways that anyone can jumpstart their comedic journey. He didn’t let a lack of talent slow him down and thinks you shouldn’t either.
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Gathering Material
Inspiration is all around you if you know where to look. Steve teaches you how to keep your eyes open and reveals some of the most abundant sources of comedic material.
SHOW ALL 25 LESSONS
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Finding Your Comedic Voice
Figuring out what you have to say can be one of the most daunting tasks a comedian faces. Steve provides some effective techniques for identifying your own unique voice and channeling it into comedy.
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Developing a Comedic Persona
It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it. Steve explains how his own stage persona emerged and teaches you how to cultivate one that will take your material to the next level.
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Jokes and Bits
There are a million ways to get someone to laugh. Steve refutes the myth that you need a punchline to be funny and analyzes a number of joke structures that you can use to keep them in stitches.

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Kevin Spacey Teaches Acting


Name Product: Kevin Spacey Teaches Acting

Sale Page: _https://www.masterclass.com/classes/usher-teaches-the-art-of-performance

Price: $90

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Introduction
Meet your instructor, Usher Raymond IV. In this chapter, Usher shares what you’ll take away from his MasterClass, and why he’s excited for you to start your journey.
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Getting Started
It’s time to take the first step. Usher shows you how to find opportunities to perform, use social media to grow your audience, and leaves you with your first class assignment.
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Gathering Inspiration
Creativity is fueled by inspiration. Find out about the unexpected places Usher gathers his inspiration and how to expand your own library of references.
SHOW ALL 16 LESSONS
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Applying Inspiration
What’s the difference between imitation and inspiration? Watch as Usher shows you how to take favorite elements from gathered inspiration, and apply it to your future performances.
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Singing
If you’re a performer, your voice can be your most important instrument. Learn how to identify and expand your range, warm up your voice, and take care of it pre and post performance.
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Dancing
Mastering dance is all about discovering your own style. Usher explains how interpretation and individuality are the keys to a captivating dance performance. And yes, it involves a lot of practice.
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Acting
All performers are actors. Usher shares techniques he mastered through years of trial and error so that you don’t have to learn the hard way. At the end of this lesson you’ll learn how to discover new parts of your personality with his creative assignment.
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Preparing For Live Performances
If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready. From pre-show rituals, rehearsal techniques and mindful meditation, Usher shares how he preps himself for exhilarating live performances.

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Hans Zimmer Teaches Film Scoring


Name Product: Hans Zimmer Teaches Film Scoring

Sale Page: _https://www.masterclass.com/classes/hans-zimmer-teaches-film-scoring

Price: $90

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Introduction
Meet your new instructor, the Academy Award-winning composer of over 150+ films spanning multiple genres.
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Themes
Hans has created some of the most memorable themes in film. Learn how he creates a theme, and how simplicity is his best tool to maintain a theme.
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Story
Discover how Hans approaches writing to story and his number one rule for film composers.
SHOW ALL 31 LESSONS
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Directors: Part 1
Learn how Hans works with directors, including what he needs to learn from the director in order to start writing – sometimes even before the film is shot.
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Directors: Part 2
Learn how to effectively have a conversation with the director throughout the film process.
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Directors: Part 3
Hans continues his discussion on what makes a great director and what makes a great relationship between composer and director.
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Sound Palettes
Hans is known for creating unique sound palettes. Learn how and why he does it, and how to do it on your own…

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Christina Aguilera MasterClass


Name Product: Christina Aguilera MasterClass

Sale Page: _https://www.masterclass.com/classes/christina-aguilera-teaches-singing

Price: $90

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Introduction
Meet Christina—your new vocal coach. Begin your training as Christina asks you to throw away your rule book and shares what she has planned for your class.
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Christina’s Inspiration
Christina learned the secrets of powerful performances from music legends like Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. Learn how to gather inspiration, tap into your emotions and embrace your flaws to better connect with your audience.
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Warming Up
Your vocal cords are like any other muscle—you must stretch and warm them up before a performance. Let Christina walk you through the vocal warmups and exercises she uses to get ready for the show.
SHOW ALL 23 LESSONS
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Protecting Your Voice
Your voice is an instrument. Learn to protect it as Christina talks about the top three things to avoid, adjusting to different environments, and cures to heal a strained voice.
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Range
Expand your vocal range with Christina. Learn her secrets for nailing those high notes and building your range. Use the Range Finder tool at the end of the lesson to put into practice what you’ve learned.
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Student Sessions: Pop Style
Through Christina’s student critique, you will learn how changing your vocal placement and posture can add new dimension to your performance.
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Student Sessions: Simplify
Watch as Christina coaches a student on projection, and reveals a vocal technique that allows you to emotionally connect with your listeners.
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Student Sessions: Rock Style
Learn the techniques Christina uses to achieve her gritty style on songs like Fighter. Through her critique of a pop vocalist, Christina demonstrates how grit and attitude can transform a performance from pop to rock…
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