Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Recruiting script reviewers, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- One of the best assets you can get…as a filmmaker is talented people that will…tell you like it is.…This is especially true in the script reading phase.…Making a movie and creating an entire world that…feels real with just dialogue and description…is really tough.…So, you need people on your team that will…read your script and be honest with you.…If you don't know anyone that could help,…there are tons of writer's groups online…like on Facebook or whatever.…You can befriend people and you can work with them.…When I passed around early versions of the script…to people on my team, I remember Gevin Booth,…our first assistant director, asking me questions…about the script.…
When I described the world to him,…he was surprised and said that what I verbally…described to him wasn't clear when reading the script.…This is a very common problem with writers,…that I personally still struggle with all the time.…In the first draft of the script, we had Korda'a…as the protagonist, but she wasn't very well written.…Ta'ani's choice to let Korda'a go…
. 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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