This course no longer is available.
DATES: WEEK 1 | WEEK 3
TIME: 10-11 a.m. & 12:30-2:30 p.m. PT*
RECOMMENDED GRADES: 8-12
TECHNICAL/MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS: None
INSTRUCTOR: Lucien Holmes
This is a collaborative course with room for loudmouthed actors, uptight directors, quiet soundpeople, committed musicians and competent writers. Better if you are many of these things. Using “The Great American Broadcast” (Maltin) as our guide, we will visit a bygone era that spanned only twenty years, but had — and continues to have — an enduring impact on the American psyche. We will spend some time with these “movies of the mind,” listening to seminal broadcasts and trying to figure out what made them so popular and successful, even when movies and television were competing for the attention. We will learn scriptwriting and production from contemporary practitioners like Dave Ross and Tim Crook — and from old masters like Fran Striker, author of all the Sergeant Preston, Green Hornet and Lone Ranger scripts.
If parents want to be Old Time Radio Stars as well, you’re welcome to. You just might have to take direction from your child!
*This course has one section per week and meets twice per day.