For the sake of argument, this course will assume that your script idea is entirely…the product of your own imagination. Of course, it's not always like that.…And you might want to write about a real person or event, or maybe you want to adapt a great…story that someone else has already written.…If that's the case, you should first take a look at the videos later in this course that…cover legal issues, then come back, but if your idea is 100% original, let's get to work.…By this point I hope you have at least given some thought as to the kind of characters…that are going to be in your script, as well as the setting and maybe some of the action.…
If your idea right now is just one particular image or concept, take a long walk.…Start thinking about people and places, attach a character to your idea, even if it's just a fictionalized…version of yourself, place it in the setting, your hometown, New York City, the desert.…Choose a time period, today, the future, or the past.…This can all be temporary, it's just meant to help you visualize your story.…
AuthorMark Tapio Kines
- Finding the drama in your story idea
- Structuring your story into three acts
- Defining your protagonist's short-term and long-term goals
- Creating obstacles for your characters
- Understanding the importance of suspense
- Timing your plot twists
- Formatting your script
- Registering for a copyright
Skill Level Intermediate
1. You've Got an Idea, Now What?
2. Laying the Foundations for Your Story
3. Act One: The Buildup
4. Act Two: The Adventure
5. Act Three: The Resolution
How should act three open?2m 57s
6. Screenplay Fundamentals
7. Clearing the Legal Hurdles
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