Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Previewing the next course, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- So in this course,…we've learned how to write a screenplay.…But then what happens?…How do you get your screenplay…ready for the screen?…That's what we're going to look at…in the next course in this series…as we look at pre-production.…We'll look at how to break down the script…that you've written.…From that script,…we'll figure out the budget,…we'll figure out the shooting schedule,…and we'll look at how to work with…the director of photography…to create shot lists.…We'll also look at some phenomenal…software tools to help you prepare your screenplay…for production.…We'll look at hiring the crew,…and which crew members we need on set,…and which ones we should probably…coordinate with while we're still in pre-production.…
Also, our film was a fantasy film,…so we had a lot more to do in pre-production…than most films.…We had to work with a concept artist…to design some of the elements in our film.…We had to scout really unique locations.…We had to prepare sets.…We worked with our wardrobe designer,…Bitsy Rini, to design the wardrobe,…
. 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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