Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Having a character arc, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- As we've looked at, the three components of story are…our protagonist, an objective, and obstacles.…But the best stories also have the protagonist arc,…and maybe other characters arc as well.…A character arch refers to how a character is changed…over the course of the story.…It's often even more powerful than the story itself.…This is definitely the case with…Charles Dickens' The Christmas Carol.…The story is, that Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by…these that scare him and show him things…that cause him to reevaluate his life.…But the magic of the story is when he wakes up…Christmas day and we see…that he is a completely different person.…
Or look at Luke Skywalker…from the original Star Wars trilogy.…Now, he starts off as…an orphaned farm hand that feels trapped,…and by the end he's traveled the galaxy…and become a great warrior,…found his father and made peace with him.…Or my personal favorite arc,…the change of heart that George Bailey goes through…in It's a Wonderful Life,…from suicidal and hating all sorts of stuff in his life,…
. 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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