Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video About the polishing phase, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- One of the unavoidable aspects of writing…is the rewrite.…No matter how excited you are about your first draft,…and how perfect you think it is,…or how experienced you are as a writer,…your first draft will need to be improved.…I don't think there's ever been a good film…that's been made from the first draft of a script.…The rewriting process is essential…because you often don't realize a lot about your story…while you're writing it the first time.…It's only after you're done,…and you kinda take a step back a little bit,…that you really understand and comprehend the story…that you've written.…And every story could use improvement,…it's so important that you get this as a writer.…
If you're new to the world of screenwriting,…you might have thinner skin,…and think your first draft is perfect,…and you might want to just resist change or input,…but you have to be willing to listen to criticism…with an open mind.…And also recognize that your story, and your script,…can always get better.…For example, as you write each character,…
. Make sure to watch the first installment to learn about the background of the project and to get an overview of the role of the producer. Watch the follow-up episodes to learn more about pre-production, directing, working with actors, editing and visual effects, and everything else that goes into filmmaking. This is a one-of-a-kind educational experience you won't find anywhere else.
- Finding your story
- Building a character arc
- Identifying story beats
- Borrowing from archetypes
- Writing a fantasy film
- Using screenwriting software such as Final Draft and Adobe Story
- Polishing the script
- Understanding screenplay formatting
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Creating a Short Film: 03 Pre-Productionwith Chad Perkins2h 13m Appropriate for all
Creating a Short Film: 04 Working with Actorswith Chad Perkins1h 49m Appropriate for all
1. Story Basics
2. Getting Ideas
3. Creating a Fantasy World
4. Writing the Story
5. Writing the Screenplay
6. Improving the Script
7. Rewriting the Script
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