Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Why omit the final battle scene?, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- About half of the talented film-makers and writers…that I had read the script of The Assurance…had a big problem with the fact that I didn't show…the big battle at the end of the film between…Cordea and the demon god Galhatten.…Even one of my highest ranking crew members…said that I stopped the film right when it finally…started getting good, and you might have felt that way too.…So I thought I would take this movie here…and explain why the film might seem to stop abruptly.…It wasn't because of the visual effects…challenges or anything like that.…That fight sequence was never gonna be part…of the equation because it wasn't an important…part of this particular story.…
If the story was about how this world was dying…and how Cordea was going to fight to save it,…then yeah, we have to show that big fight.…But that's not what The Assurance was about.…It was about the relationship between these two sisters…and how Teani instilled confidence,…literally, and assurance in Cordea,…that Cordea could do incredible things.…
. 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
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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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