Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Repurposing existing shots, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- By the time we did this massive, post-production…rewrite, we'd already shot all the film.…So, we were limited in our rewrite to what we…had already shot.…This is a really interesting problem…most writers don't get the chance to tackle.…It's kind of a joint effort between the writer…and the editor, so we'll look more closely…at this in the training series on editing,…but this whole process was just fascinating to me.…One of the motifs that we set up early on is that…of repeated elements.…This is one of those things that was super fun to write,…but because the film played with time in kind of a…confusing way, I'm not sure if it was as fun…or even clear to the audience.…
For example, in the beginning, we see the scene…with the townspeople, and the preacher also.…Ta'ani obviously has a cart for some reason,…but unlike the original version of the script,…the cart doesn't make any sense.…Now, I love when storytellers do this.…I remember in season two of the TV show, Breaking Bad,…they kept starting episodes with this creepy…
. 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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