Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Enhancing conflict, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- One of the biggest issues that plagued…all of the phases of the writing process…was the lack of really good conflict.…You know, there's tension,…Korda'a gets left by her sister and tries to figure out why…and that's technically conflict,…but conflict is most obvious and intense…when it's with another person,…and there wasn't much of that, unfortunately.…So we had to cheat it a little.…As we talked about in the last movie,…we would split up shots so that we could revisit things.…We wanted the sickness to be a bigger deal, for example,…but that's all the footage we had of it.…So, by splitting it up and putting the boy with the makeup…in a couple different spots,…it makes it feel like a more pressing issue.…
We also cheated by using Korda'a's voiceover…to play up the conflict between the sisters.…- [Korda'a] I was not a good student.…- We did have another shot of Korda'a having…a stronger reaction to drawing the assurance.…- Ugh! But I just drew it!…- Which is a very clear rejecting of the callbe.…But some of my reviewers said…
. 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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