Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video About writing credits, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- Writing credits are a weird and complicated thing.…How do you know when someone gets credit…for writing something?…What if they write the best joke in the whole film?…Should they get credit for that?…The standard is that you get credit as a writer…if you wrote at least a third of the movie,…either on your own or with a partner,…and those that contributed most…have their names appear first in the order of writers.…Also, the credit, "written by," means that you wrote…the story and the screenplay.…If one of the writers wrote the structure and characters…and another typed up the script…with all of it's dialog and description,…you wouldn't have a "written by" credit.…
Instead, you would have a "story by" credit…for the writer that came up with the overall…narrative structure and a separate…"screenplay by" credit for the writer…that wrote the verbiage in the screenplay.…If you work together with a partner,…you would credit yourselves with an ampersand, like this.…If multiple writers did not work collaboratively,…their names are separated with the word, "and."…
. 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
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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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