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Specialists consider the script as raw material for audiovisuals

During a discussion held by INTEC, Frank Baiz Quevedo, a prominent writer, stated that there is a growing demand for scriptwriters, due to the fact that there are more and more audiovisual formats that require story generators

Specialists consider the script as raw material for audiovisuals

SANTO DOMINGO. - The raw material for making an audiovisual is the script, which will serve as the basis for the entire production team. Therefore, if a script has some kind of deficiency, this will be reflected in the production and the final product, which is why it is of the utmost importance that the scripts come out with the highest possible quality. 

The statement was made by Violeta Lockhart, screenwriter and teacher of the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), who understands that the training of scriptwriters must be comprehensive. “There must be a bit of everything, we definitely need the knowledge and the academy. I have always been an advocate and advocate for the importance of specialization, and the need to learn from those who have had previous experience and combine it with practice ”.

For his part, Frank Baiz Quevedo, writer and script consultant, affirms that, in recent years, with more emphasis in the last decade, both script development and writing and screenwriting training have become a fairly shared discipline internationally.

Baiz assures that “we are living in a time, reinforced by the pandemic, in which more and more screenwriters are needed. The growing demand is due to the fact that there are more formats, more cuts and more and more content is required. The current situation is one of irreversible and indispensable growth and even more so now that we are locked up watching stories; someone has to generate those stories. " 

During the conversation “History is woven in the Caribbean that unites us”, Carried out by INTEC to present the new master's degree in Cinematographic Script, Rafael Lacau, coordinator of the program, pondered that it is not a guide on how to write a script, but rather that the participants will be able to understand the job of a writer, who must have extensive knowledge and supply your ideas from many points of view.

“We have conceived mastery in an integral way, which must encompass cultural spaces and also pragmatism towards the structures required by current markets, how a script should be written, what it should carry, how the scriptwriter should consider the viewer and, in that sense , do a comprehensive training ”, understands Lacau.

During the virtual activity, the engineer Arturo del Villar, academic vice-rector; Dalul Ordehi, and Irene Machado, dean and coordinator of the Postgraduate Level of the Area of ​​Social Sciences and Humanities, respectively.

About the master's degree in Cinematographic Script

The Master's in Cinematographic Script will offer pertinent and updated training in an open space of experimentation as a way to know and test specific procedures for the creation and writing of original scripts, from the filmic idea, its investigation from the camera, to its foundation as a future cinematographic project for its realization.

Regarding the profile of the graduate, the coordinator of the master's degree said that it is open to all people who are interested regardless of their branch of study, however, they must have an affinity with writing.

The master's degree that begins in November 2021 will be taught in virtual mode, with a duration of eight quarters and a total of 64 credits. In addition, the program includes complementary workshops and will be offered as an international platform.

His areas of study are: design and development of scripts for film and audiovisual media, design and development of scripts for film and television series, design and development of scripts for transmedia, design and development of scripts for video games, and design and development of adaptations. cinematographic.

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