Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Final thoughts, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- Well folks, that's the end of this series…on screen writing.…Just like with writing the actual script,…it's hard to say it's done,…there's always more to be done,…and things can always get better.…I hope after watching this,…that you will make something,…create, write.…When you first learned about all this stuff,…it's okay to just observe,…look for these concepts in movies and TV shows,…learn how other people have used protagonists…and three act structures,…beats, archetypes, the whole bit,…but then, write something.…There are a lot of bitter film makers out there…that aren't really film makers,…they're critics because they don't contribute anything.…
Writers write.…Film makers make films.…Creators are the ones that change the world.…It's very easy to sit back and evaluate,…but the real emotional payoff comes…only after you're vulnerable and exposed,…and create something new.…No scholarly study of writing…can teach you what actual writing can.…So don't just study and judge,…stick your neck out and create something.…
. 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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