AI-Powered Storytelling

4.9

(35 ratings)

6 Weeks

Cohort-based Course

Learn how to pair cutting-edge AI tech with a predictive narrative framework, all in service of writing a complete and engaging story.

Previously at

Disney
DreamWorks Animation
Warner Bros.
Sony Pictures Animation

Course overview

Mastering Narrative Innovation: Harnessing AI for Compelling Storytelling

Embark on a transformative journey where traditional storytelling meets cutting-edge AI. If you're intrigued by the potential of LLMs (Large Language Models) in crafting narratives but unsure where to start, this course is your gateway to becoming a storytelling innovator.


With my background at Disney, Dreamworks, Netflix, and as a contributor to Canada's 2023 Oscar contender, I bring you a unique blend of narrative expertise and AI know-how. This course isn't just about learning story structure; it's about mastering the art of asking the right questions to AI, guiding it to enrich your narrative vision.


Discover how to blend a solid narrative framework with the predictive power of AI. Learn to anticipate plot developments and character arcs, ensuring they align seamlessly with your story's core message. This approach transforms the writing process, allowing you to move confidently from concept to completion, avoiding common pitfalls like the '2nd Act doldrums.'


And what's even more unique about this class is that--not only do I have the professional storytelling background--but I also was the sole developer of the AI app we'll be using in class from the ground-up. Since 2017, Subtxt has been serving storytellers the world over. Now, it's your turn to take advantage of this unique approach to narrative.


Join over 120 students who have already unlocked the secrets of AI-assisted storytelling. In six weeks, you'll gain not just knowledge, but the skills to craft stories that resonate, captivate, and leave a lasting impact. Whether you're a screenwriter or novelist, this course is designed to elevate your storytelling from ordinary to extraordinary. Get ready to redefine narrative creativity and craft stories that aren't just written, but ingeniously engineered.


(This is the Advanced version of the AI-Powered Storytelling workshop. For a shorter introduction, please check out AI-Powered Storytelling Essentials).

Who is this course for

01

Fiction writers (screenwriters, novelists, playwrights, etc.) who feel stuck when it comes to finishing their stories.


(Non-fiction too!)

02

Anyone who recognizes that a story has the power to transform the hearts and minds of people all over the world.

03

Artists who believe that leveraging cutting-edge tech maximizes and accelerates one's ability for self-expression.

Dive into These Exciting Topics

Gain a holistic understanding of storytelling through the Four Throughlines

Dive into Objective Story, Main Character, Obstacle Character, and Relationship Story as unique facets of a narrative mind. This holistic view elevates your storytelling, offering a complete, actionable approach to any narrative.

Master the mechanics of plot and craft resonant characters

Get hands-on with plot structure, conflict, and resolution. Shift gears to develop multi-dimensional characters. By blending both, you'll create a balanced, compelling narrative that is both "character-driven" and "plot-driven".

Enrich your narrative with transformative character arcs and Pivotal Elements

Learn to intertwine compelling and emotional character arcs with key elements that tie plot to character. The result is a structurally sound, emotionally rich narrative that keeps your audience hooked from start to finish.

Equip yourself with your story's unique Storyform to stay on track with your chosen theme

Master the Storyform to build a robust storytelling framework. From Storypoints to Storybeats, Drivers to Transits, you'll draft a detailed treatment that serves as fertile ground for a captivating, complete story (and find out what happens in each and every Act). 馃槂

This course includes

12 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

38 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

7 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Course syllabus

Mar 5鈥擜pr 13
June 11鈥擩uly 20
Aug 13鈥擲ep 21
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  • Post-Course

    Modules

    • From Storyform to Treatment

      After the course, you're not on your own. Continuing forward, we'll help guide you in outlining the Objective Story Throughline and Main Character Throughline, beat-by-beat. This will turn your initial treatment into a near first-draft level of detail. The instructor will also provide next-step strategies, whether you're considering writing the first draft, seeking a producer, or pondering self-publishing options. It's your essential guide for what comes after "The End."

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AI-Powered Storytelling

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June 11鈥擩uly 20, 2024

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Meet your instructor

Jim Hull

Jim Hull

馃帺聽Many Hats, One Mission: Animator, storyboard artist, director, story consultant鈥攜ou name it, I've done it.


聽馃洜锔 AI App Builder: solo-developed Subtxt from the ground-up to serve storytellers across the 馃寧聽


馃幀聽Notable Projects:

  • Shaped Disney's聽Tangled聽series
  • Contributed to Canada's Oscar pick for 2023,聽Eternal Spring


馃専聽Impact & Influence:

  • Collaborated with Mike DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Sebastien de Castell (acclaimed novelist), and Dave Collard (Blacklist 2020 Top 3 Spec Script)
  • Mentored creators behind hits like聽The Mitchells vs. The Machines聽and聽Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


馃暟锔徛25+ Years in Animation: Worked on 15+ films for Disney and Dreamworks, including聽Tarzan,聽Shrek 2, and聽How to Train Your Dragon.


馃摑聽Learned from Legends: Written & storyboarded for Warner Bros.' Chuck Jones; directed for Sony Pictures Television and Dreamworks TV. World's leading expert on Dramatica (thanks to the theory's co-creators 馃檹).


鉁My Goal: Teach you to nail the story early鈥攕aving you time and drafts.聽


馃殌聽Ready to Write?聽Let's dive into your first draft, done right, the first time around!


Jim has taught over 120+ students on Maven (not to mention the countless hundreds at CalArts and thousands over the years). You can find a shorter 3-week version of this class here:

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AI-Powered Storytelling

Spring 2024

$1,250 USD

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Mar 5鈥擜pr 13, 2024

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Mar 4, 2024

Summer 2024

$1,250 USD

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June 11鈥擩uly 20, 2024

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June 10, 2024

Late Summer 2024

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Aug 13鈥擲ep 21, 2024

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Aug 12, 2024

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Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active learning, not passive watching

This course focuses on async workshops and hands-on exercises. You'll learn by doing.

Gain a new support system

We're all in this together. You'll be part of a community that can lean on each other and Jim for support during and after the course.

Receive real-time feedback

Real-tme feedback is one of the best ways to learn 鈥 and you'll get a lot of it in this course. We're here to help each other improve and grow in a positive, constructive way.

Free resource

Unlocking a Complete Story with AI

Unlock the secrets of storytelling with this downloadable PDF! Master the Four Throughlines, a technique endorsed by professionals, and transform your story ideas into compelling narratives. Gain a sneak peek into the Advanced AI-Powered Storytelling workshop and learn how complex narrative concepts can elevate your writing skills. Download now and start writing stories that leave a lasting impact!

Unleash Your Story Potential!

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Join an upcoming cohort

AI-Powered Storytelling

Spring 2024

$1,250 USD

Dates

Mar 5鈥擜pr 13, 2024

Payment Deadline

Mar 4, 2024

Summer 2024

$1,250 USD

Dates

June 11鈥擩uly 20, 2024

Payment Deadline

June 10, 2024

Late Summer 2024

$1,250 USD

Dates

Aug 13鈥擲ep 21, 2024

Payment Deadline

Aug 12, 2024

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Bulk purchases

$1,250 USD

4.9

(35)

6 Weeks