Looking back at this course, I realized that I must have sounded like a broken record at…times, going on and on about suspense, unpredictability, payoffs, and so on, but I kept repeating myself…because I really want you to remember those concepts.…As you write your script, you're going to have a lot on your mind.…I just hope you don't lose sight of what's most important in dramatic storytelling.…The road ahead is going to be both exciting and frustrating for you.…Hopefully, when all is said and done, you'll be satisfied with your screenplay and even…more satisfied with what happens to it.…
The film industry can be a little capricious, but I found that if you keep pushing forward,…eventually you'll find your niche, not because of some karmic reward for being a nice person…or even a talented writer, but just because of the law of averages.…In other words, the longer you stay in the game, the better the odds are for your success.…Even after you finally finish your script, keep writing, keep thinking of new ideas,…
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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