Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Examining the new beats, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- In the original script, there were so many storylines:…the fact that the world was dying,…Ta'ani had to keep Korda'a hidden,…there hadn't been children in a long time,…The Assurance was the religion of the people,…and there was the gods, and the fallen god, the council,…the rune, the preacher, feelings of the townspeople…about Korda'a and her mission,…I mean, there was so much going on.…And the storyline that mattered most,…Korda'a saving the world, just got buried in all this.…So, we decided to de-emphasize everything we could.…We scrapped all references to the absence of children.…
We minimized the roles…of the council, the rune, the preacher.…Now, it's tough…because some of these things were actually kind of good.…It might have made good movies on their own,…maybe even better movies,…but they had to be sacrificed…so we can focus on the story that we were actually telling.…The hardest thing for me to sacrifice…in this whole process of getting rid of the old version…and going to the new version was Ta'ani's voiceover.…
. 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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