Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect

This ground-breaking book will show you how to advance and deepen your screenwriting skills, increasing your ability to write richer, more resonant short screenplays that will connect with your audience.

Author: Claudia Hunter Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000036848

Category: Art

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Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect, Fifth Edition, stands alone among screenwriting books by emphasizing that human connection, though often overlooked, is as essential to writing effective screenplays as conflict. This ground-breaking book will show you how to advance and deepen your screenwriting skills, increasing your ability to write richer, more resonant short screenplays that will connect with your audience. Award-winning writer and director Claudia Hunter Johnson teaches you the all-important basics of dramatic technique and guides you through the challenging craft of writing short screenplays with carefully focused exercises of increasing length and complexity. In completing these exercises and applying Johnson’s techniques and insights to your own work, you will learn how to think more deeply about the screenwriter’s purpose, craft effective patterns of human change, and strengthen your storytelling skills. This 20th Anniversary Edition features 11 short screenplays, including Academy Award winning Barry Jenkins' (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk) luminous short film, My Josephine, and an accompanying companion website that features the completed films and additional screenplay examples. The book has also been expanded and updated to include two new award-winning screenplays Killer Kart and The Great Wall of Vicky Lynn. and a brand-new chapter exploring the use of genre in the short film. An absolute must-have resource for students of screenwriting.

Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect

This new edition has been expanded and updated to include: A companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/johnson) with ten award-winning short films featured in the book, including two outstanding, all-new short films—Intercambios and the ...

Author: Claudia H Johnson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317818755

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect, Fourth Edition stands alone among screenwriting books by emphasizing that human connection, though often overlooked, is as essential to writing effective screenplays as conflict. This groundbreaking book will show you how to advance and deepen your screenwriting skills, increasing your ability to write richer, more resonant short screenplays that will connect with your audience. With her candid, conversational style, award-winning writer and director Claudia Hunter Johnson teaches you the all-important basics of dramatic technique and guides you through the challenging craft of writing short screenplays with carefully focused exercises of increasing length and complexity. In completing these exercises and applying Claudia’s techniques and insights to your own work, you will learn how to think more deeply about the screenwriter’s purpose, craft effective patterns of human change, and strengthen your storytelling skills. This new edition has been expanded and updated to include: A companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/johnson) with ten award-winning short films featured in the book, including two outstanding, all-new short films—Intercambios and the Student-Emmy-Award-winning Underground A new chapter on scene and structure that will help you find the right structure for your short screenplay A new chapter on crafting effective dialogue and subtext that will teach you to make the most of every word and add further depth to your script

Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect

REWRITING THE SCREENPLAY Beats are also a wonderful tool for revision. ... 75–76. 5 10 THE IMPROBABLE CONNECTION There's no question that conflict is 110 Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect Rewriting the Screenplay.

Author: Claudia H. Johnson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136051227

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 343

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Crafting Short Screenplays that Connect introduces the essential element of 'human connection' - the ability to 'touch' the reader or observer - to the screenwriting and story creation process for short films. Claudia Hunter Johnson teaches the craft of short screenplay writing by guiding you through carefully focused writing exercises of increasing length and complexity. You will learn how to think more deeply about the screenwriter's purposes, craft an effective pattern of human change, and hone your vision and process for your short screenplays.

BFI Film and Television Handbook 2002

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Author: Eddie Dyja

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: UOM:39015046435312

Category: Performing Arts

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ISBN: UOM:39015066043236

Category: American literature

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Writing for the Screen

Berkeley : University of California Press Howard , D. ( 2004 ) How to Build a Great Screenplay , London : Souvenir Press Hunter - Johnson , C. ( 2000 ) Crafting Short Screenplays that Connect , Woburn : Focal Press Hutchings , P. ( 2004 ) ...

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: UOM:39015079225424

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 201

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"This fresh and lively approach to scriptwriting incorporates both creativity and critical appraisal as essential methods in writing for the screen. Offering a solid foundation in fundamental concepts, it enables students to develop practical writing skills and provides powerful tools to make script development an effective and satisfying process."--BOOK JACKET.

High Horse

She is the author of two screenwriting books , Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect ( Focal Press , 2000 ; 2nd edition , January 2005 ) , adopted by film schools nationwide , and the first book about collaborative screenwriting ...

Author: Kathleen Mason Driskell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0965252086

Category: American literature

Page: 375

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Digital Moviemaking

Of the more than two hundred books about screenplay and television writing available today , not one focuses on ... is the author of Stifled Laughter , nominated for the Pulitzer Prize , and Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect .

Author: Scott Billups

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ISBN: 0941188809

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 293

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Billups (an award-winning director/cinematographer) offers inspiration, high ideals, and a no-nonsense approach that includes technical, aesthetic, and business guidance for serious filmmakers who understand the difference between hobby and career and are ready to take their technique to the next level of quality and professionalism. The updated second edition includes the latest cameras and formats, how to turn your film crew into a digital crew on a budget, pitching your film before and after production, insights from top players in the new "PixelWood," and making the transition from DV to HD. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Shaking the Money Tree

Of the more than two hundred books about screenplay and television writing available today , not one focuses on ... is the author of Stifled Laughter , nominated for the Pulitzer Prize , and Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect .

Author: Morrie Warshawski

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ISBN: 0941188795

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 167

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When it first appeared in 1994, Shaking the Money Tree became an instant classic in the field of fund raising for independent noncommercial film and video. Now a consultant, Morrie Warshawski has created a new completely revised and updated version that gives filmmakers the full story on how to get grants and donations from individuals, foundations, government agencies and corporations in the 21st century. Morrie Warshawski is an arts consultant, facilitator and writer who has spent over 25 years working with organizations and individuals throughout the US.

The Perfect Pitch

Of the more than two hundred books about screenplay and television writing available today , not one focuses on ... is the author of Stifled Laughter , nominated for the Pulitzer Prize , and Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect .

Author: Ken Rotcop

Publisher:

ISBN: 0941188310

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 156

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Learn how to communicate through a memorable and passionate pitch that will make you and your story a winner. A terrific book for anyone interested in how showbiz works.

Between Two Rivers

... the inaugural PEN / Newman's Own First Amendment Award , and two popular screenwriting books , Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect and Script Partners : What Makes Film And TV Writing Teams Work ( written with Matt Stevens ) .

Author: Susan Cerulean

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124296539

Category: Ecology

Page: 317

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Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Out

Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect . Boston : Focal Press / Butterworth - Heinemann , 2000 . Johnstone , Keith . Impro : Improvisation and the Theatre . New York : A Theatre Arts Book , 1992 . Kagan , Jeremy , ed .

Author: Jed Dannenbaum

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: UCSC:32106019048112

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

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A guide to the art of creative filmmaking draws on the advice of fifteen experts in the film world who address the role of the five I's--Introspection, Inquiry, Intuition, Interaction, and Impact--in developing movies and television.

Release Print

7 . ing , and new screenplays that have not been optioned and not have a director or producer attached . ... and “ Crafting Your Screenplay : CreSpeakers should have " hands - on experience , unique and ating a Blueprint for Your Plot ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105114091106

Category: Independent filmmakers

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Film International

Archives , Libraries , Johnson's Crafting Short Screenplays that ( p . 134 ) . The interviews also contain and Museums ( 2004 ) Connect ( Focal Press , 2000 ) . These , sporadic comments on short film as well as other books on the short ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123013133

Category: Motion pictures

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Writing the Short Film

The short film is a unique narrative art form that , while lending itself to experimentation , also requires tremendous ... Related titles : Crafting Short Screenplays that Connec Claudia Johnson ISBN 0-240-80378-7 , paperback Vale's ...

Author: Patricia Cooper

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: UOM:39015048826484

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

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Novice screenwriters can follow the storytelling process--from conception to dramatization to dialogue--and learn how to create a dramatic narrative that is short and complete.