Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Plot vs. character-driven stories, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- In this chapter, we're going to learn…about the basics of storytelling.…Actually, I should say the basics of classical storytelling.…These concepts have been around for thousands of years…back in the days of Aristotle and the old Greek playwrights.…And we'll explain why they've stuck around for as long…as they have as we go through this chapter.…But I should point out that not all films…follow the concepts of classical storytelling.…As a matter of fact, a lot of independent films…intentionally stray from these principles…instead of having a traditional story with a plot.…These movies focus on how a character reacts to life events.…
Movies like Taxi Driver and There Will Be Blood…probably fall into this category.…I should also point out that a lot of short films…don't necessarily need to follow…traditional story concepts either.…Short films can be nothing more than a quick joke.…One of the most famous short films of all time,…Bambi Meets Godzilla, is just a few seconds long,…if you don't count the opening credits.…
. 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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