Magazine article Screen International

Writing Lecturer Offers Ebook Courses

Magazine article Screen International

Writing Lecturer Offers Ebook Courses

Article excerpt

Jennine Lanouette is revolutionising the way the art of screenwriting is taught, as Emmanuelle Charlier discovers.

The founder of Screentakes Digital Publishing has developed a series of interactive ebooks for story structure analysis of "great films" such as The African Queen and Thelma & Louise.

"We have a cultural bias about text on a page," says Lanouette, whose Screentakes offers insights and in-depth studies on screenplay story and structure.

"We think we have to be reading to be learning. My prototype multimedia ebook demonstrates that the combination of visuals, audio and text, plus some interactivity, make for an engaging and enjoyable learning experience, even for the heady, in-depth structural analysis that I provide."

Screentakes has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to complete the work on Lanouette's prototype and produce a second ebook while also developing the series for iOS, Android and web streaming. …

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