Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Being inspired by resources, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- In the last movie we looked at developing…ideas that hit you internally.…But I've also been inspired at times…by the things around me.…Think the city that you live in,…the landscapes that you live around,…the props that you own, like this sword…and this dagger and this staff.…You also might have had experiences in life…with a person that is interesting to you.…You might have quirky friends or family or children…that inspire you.…Or maybe there are concepts and issues in the world…that inspire you or bother you.…Inequality or injustice, or how connected the world is,…or how distracted we all are.…
I think it's fascinating, personally,…that you can have a group of people…sitting together in a room and instead of connecting…to each other and sharing in a singular moment together,…they're all checking their cellphones…and connecting with other people who are not there.…So, interested in that, I wrote this move called…When Harry Made Sally, where I play a lonely guy…who builds a robot for companionship.…The surprise at the end of the movie is that my 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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