Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video The importance of conflict, part of Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing.
- In this tutorial, we're going to take a look at conflict.…This is the thing that moves every story forward.…If you have no conflict, you have no drama.…And really you don't have a story.…At beginning of The Exorcist of the preset…All right, you pesky demon, hit the road…and the demon just left.…There would be no story.…Or if the Wicked Queen in Snow White was totally cool,…with someone else was being the fairest of them all.…Then, there would be no story.…Stories move forward because of conflict.…The most important kind of conflict…is the opposition that protagonist faces…in achieving their objective.…
Of this, if this source of the conflict is weak…the whole movie becomes weak.…Because of this most movies have an antagonist.…An antagonist is a person that stands diametrically oppose…to the protagonist.…They have mutually exclusive objectives…if the protagonist wins…The antagonist loses and vice versa.…This is probably most obvious in big super hero movies like…Spiderman or Superman where there is a definite bad guy…
. 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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