“Fundamentals of Screenwriting”This is the most basic and the most important lecture I conduct. It is light and fun, but extremely useful. Apart from screenwriters (aspiring or practicing), it also helps directors, actors, cinematographers, editors, etc. for the broad wisdom that it brings, including how to ideate, how to adapt a book for the screen, the difference between writing for the screen versus writing for the stage or prose, and so on. You learn what makes the audience empathize with characters, how to make the story dramatic, how to add originality to a seemingly old concept. This lecture is my personal favorite and great to start with.