Reviews of Pen It by Hunter Ridgway – From Class Participants
This class gives you a ton of great tools and ideas that are useful when writing a script. While it will be impossible to remember everything you have heard, the very detailed handout allows you to go back to certain sections later, either before you start writing, or while working on bringing your own script to life. I definitely recommend it 🙂
I absolutely enjoyed the class presentation. During the course of the day, I was able to work on specific points and elements of a script that is a work in while listening to the elements of the presentation, I was able to breakdown specific character identification needed to move my story forward. The class presentation was an extremely useful experience in opening this window of script structure.
Very great and insightful workshop. The handout gives you all the necessary tools needed to start your screenplay. Hunter has of excellent examples during the course discussions that help give better understanding to the subject matter.
Pen It By Ridgway is an informative class for those with scriptwriting experience. I’d liken it to Cliff Notes for writers. The class is filled with all the best notes and tips a writer should ask before beginning their writing and during re-writes. Ultimately, the screenwriter who takes this class will have all the tools at their disposal to make the script possible.
Today’s class gave me the tools I was looking for. In one day I know how to construct a screen play.
The outline process is a fantastic check and balance framework. As the day progressed, all my scattered thoughts and ideas became organized. I can use the handout to keep me on track.
I really appreciated this class. When I sell my screenplay you will be in the credits.
Thank you very much.
Hunter’s passion for feature storytelling is tangible. The level of research he’s done in putting his class together is astounding. The same can be said for the literature he’s written in support of the class. A great day!
A great overview that is both general and specific. This class would be great for beginner screenwriters, and also experienced ones who are up for a refresher on simple guidelines that are all too easy to forget! Hunter’s passion and depth of research is awesome – I feel reinspired to dive into my script!
Thorough “how to create a compelling script”. Doesn’t get into how to pitch a script or enter a screen writing competition, but provides a thorough checklist of things to consider as you think about what kind of story you’d like to create or you begin to review what you’ve written. An academic approach covering key elements of a good story.
Wow – think “a semester screen writing course crammed into one day”. Very comprehensive and well organized overview of how to conceive of and pen a script from start to finish. Good course for those who want an explicit check list before sending for reviews. Really found the workshop helpful. Thanks so much, Hunter!
Charming man and informative class. The handout was a very thorough broadbrush stroke Do’s and Don’ts on screenwriting.
This was an excellent workshop very informative ..Jam packed with screen writing goodies. Hunter really knows his stuff.
Had a blast with Hunter. Class was very informative. Hunter was approachable and gave me a lot of one on one advice about the business aspect and better ways of getting ones script to the masses. Thx Hunter. See u in Hollywood !!
“Pen It” was a great experience, especially for a nerdy, novice writer (like me) who loves film, has ideas, and dares to dream! This seminar was packed with all the rudimentary essentials for structure necessary to start me on my way. Be sure to come in with your own thoughts to share—you’ll be among friends!
So glad I attended this excellent class. This is not a fluffy “how to” screenwriting workshop. It’s a comprehensive look at the vital elements of successful storytelling. If you want to be sure you are leaving no stone unturned as you think through and put together a top-notch screenplay outline, then this is the course for you. Hunter is terrific, and the class manual itself is worth its weight in gold. I highly recommend this class for anyone who is serious about quality screenplay construction.