Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding more humanity, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- In the last movie, I mentioned the scenes…from Lars and the Real Girl,…where Ryan Gosling's character was seeing the therapist…and added or removed layers of clothing…based on how exposed he felt.…This works not because it's symbolic or something,…but because this is how human beings actually work.…Now, typically we don't like this.…Human beings generally hate feeling that their motivations…and innermost thoughts are discoverable,…or, even worse, predictable.…But they are.…As a writer, it's important to understand…the oneness of humanity.…
We have a bad tendency to lump the "Other Team"…into a massive, faceless pile.…Conservatives. Liberals. Corporations. The 1%.…Or group people by gender, religion, or race.…It's much easier to denigrate a group than an individual.…But these groups are all made up of people…just like you and me.…They're trying to figure out life as best they can.…As a writer, you need to see the humanity in everyone,…even the bad guys.…And even the people that belong to groups…that you disparage in real life.…
. 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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