City Classes & Private Instruction
As part of Big Giant Media's commitment to furthering the art of creativity in general, partner Jeff Waddleton participates as an instructor in multiple local recreation classes through the city of Temecula. Jeff currently offers courses in Creative Writing for Adults and Teen Screenwriting, as well as teaching Bigfoot's Teen Business Sharks.
Prospective students, both teen and adult, may register directly with the City of Temecula using the city's Department of Recreation website, or may contact Big Giant Media directly for additional information 951-694-8989 ext. 101.
Creative Writing for Adults
For students of all skill levels and experience: Improve your technique, enhance your knowledge, and learn everything you need to know to become the writer you've always wanted to be! Join creative professional Jeff Waddleton as he guides you through fun and uniquely informative exercises designed to help you past the obstacles and on to unleashing your inner author. Whether you're writing a novel, a screenplay, a memoir, short stories, children's books, or you just enjoy the craft, every session teaches you skills that you need to know to be the best writer you can be! Students will learn a variety of methods for originating great story ideas; developing realistic and believable characters; creating meaningful and true-to-life dialogue; crafting detailed and complex settings; devising obstacles, tension and conflict; mapping a perfectly-paced story; and most importantly, finding your voice, as the author you know you are! Each session focuses on a new topic, so sign up multiple times to learn even more! Join this popular new class and overcome your roadblocks! It's time to Get Writing!
Cost: $60 per session
Register for our next session here. Search for "Special Interest/Creative Writing for Adults"
Attention all aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters: If you'd love to learn how to conceive and write your own TV and Movie screenplays, this course is for you! Lead by creative professional Jeff Waddleton, this popular class gives you ALL the secrets you need to know to start writing today. In it, you'll learn how to create amazing characters and define their crazy conflicts; organize your scripts to optimize the action; carefully choose scene settings and environments; master the art of pacing and plot twists; and use FREE script writing software that will help you create YOUR MASTERPIECE in class and at home! Each session is different, so sign up multiple times to learn even more! Squeeze the creative juice out of your head and onto the page in this FUN and informative class that's unlike any you've ever taken before! It's time to Get Writing!
Cost: $50 per session
Register for our next session here. Search for "Teen Screenwriting"
Bigfoot's Teen Business Sharks
In this exciting course from Bigfoot, Teen Entrepreneurs will plan their own Temecula business from the ground up, developing a concept and name, creating a logo, compiling a brand mood board, and refining their elevator pitch. Students will then choose an actual piece of Temecula commercial space, allot funds for furnishing, merchandise, employees and more, and refine their numbers in an attempt to get funding from "THE INVESTOR." If they get the green light and the moolah, they'll move on to develop a fool-proof marketing plan to get customers in the door. Just look out for the dreaded Unforeseen Circumstances - hopefully our entrepreneurs will remember to purchase top notch insurance! It's a fun, creative, and exciting environment, where every student dreams big and learns skills that will truly change their perspective on the world.
Cost: $50 per session
Register for our next session here. Search for "Teen Business Sharks"