Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video When is the script done?, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- So, if you're doing all these rewrites…and constantly improving your script,…how do you know when your script is actually done?…To answer that, I defer to Lorne Michaels,…who created Saturday Night Live.…When asked a similar question,…he famously said that the show doesn't go on…because it's ready; it goes on because it's 11:30.…In other words, sometimes other practical…considerations outside of the material…need to be taken into consideration…when realizing that your script is complete.…I mean, ideally you'd rewrite and rewrite…until every single word was flawless,…and every plot point was gripping,…and every line was completely engrossing to every reader.…
But, in real life, though, that's not always feasible.…In the case of The Assurance, the fact that the…world was dying was much more prominent…and important in the shooting version of the script.…In Seattle, in springtime, it's just, you know,…it's so gorgeous and full of life.…It wouldn't make a good backdrop at all for this film.…I mean, this shot was filmed about a month after this shot.…
. 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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