Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Why was a rewrite necessary?, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
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- In this chapter we're going to look at the big…rewrite that we did after the film was shot…and a rough cut was put together.…So why did we change it?…Well, it just wasn't a very powerful story…once we put it all together.…There wasn't much conflict throughout.…We've mentioned the source of great evil…that's destroying their world during the prologue,…but then we didn't mention it…or see it again until the end of the film.…In regards to the three act structure, conflict, objectives,…obstacles, it really fell short a little,…and to be honest, it still falls short a little bit.…I knew these rules before writing the story,…but it's really easy to see these rules, these concepts,…being violated in other people's projects, but it's much…harder when it's the work of your own creation.…
So in both versions, the original and the final film,…I actually thought, when writing it,…that it was built on this foundation of a solid structure,…but then afterwards I realized that it's not very solid.…The most important thing that drives stories,…
. 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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