Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating our script, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- So, how did we do with our script?…Well, it's not great.…Part of this whole training…was to make a film that wasn't comfortable for me,…so that I would make mistakes.…And writing a drama about sisterhood…in a fantasy setting is obviously not my forte.…But there are some interesting elements, I think,…and it has the potential to be much better…with all the realizations and growth that I've had…since that first draft.…What do you think would've made it better?…As you watch the film or read the script,…you'll certainly notice problems,…especially after going through this training.…But noticing problems doesn't make you a writer.…
Creating and contributing does.…So, what specifically would you add…to make the film more powerful?…I think if I could do it all over again,…I would make the whole film more streamlined…and straightforward.…I think we did a lot of good with the re-write,…focusing on Cordeia and her journey…and removing tons of the mythology…about the gods and all that.…But I would take it further if I could do it over again.…
. 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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