Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Writing with a partner, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- In this tutorial, I wanna talk a little about…working with a writing partner.…This can be challenging, and there isn't…really a gold standard here.…I've written with several writing partners before,…and the workflow was very different with each one.…My all-time writing partner is my wife, Heather.…Heather is a much more intelligent person than I am,…and she thoroughly understands things…and people really quick.…I'm usually the one that creates the overall stories…and characters and ideas, so for our workflow,…I'll usually picture something,…and then we'll talk about it.…
We'll ask each other what-if questions.…"What if this little girl was a messiah figure,…"and was actually really powerful?"…"What if she didn't even know?"…And then after kind of batting things around a little bit,…and we understand things a little better…after talking together,…I'll usually iron out an overall three-act structure…and a few major story beats.…Then we'll talk about it over dinner,…while running errands with the kids.…It's kind of fun, actually.…
. 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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