Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up calls and responses, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- One are the common elements you see often in cinema…is setting up a callback.…This is when something is mentioned or seen in the film…and then it's mentioned or seen again,…but it has a different meaning when we see it again.…Setups and callbacks can really help an audience…feel like they've gone on a bit of an emotional journey…as the same words take on new life because of…what we learned about the story or the characters.…Great callbacks seem to also have multiple layers in them.…A great example of this is in the classic film, Casablanca.…Humphrey Bogart's character says the iconic line,…"Here's lookin' at you, Kid."…Four times throughout the film.…
By itself, this phrase doesn't have very much meaning.…I mean, it's basically kind of like saying,…"Cheers to you," or something like that.…But because it's such a distinct phrase, it starts to…take on new meaning as we hear it throughout the film.…Bogart's character, Rick, first says it to Ilsa…as they're falling in love in Paris.…He actually says it twice in this sequence…
. 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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