Short Films

Patrick Nash analyses the process of writing short film screenplays and gives advice on: Story and structure Ideas generation Plot and pace Screenplay format Dos and don'ts Eliciting emotion Dialogue and subtext Character design ...

Author: Patrick Nash

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842435199

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Every award-winning short film begins life with a clever idea, a good story and a screenplay. Patrick Nash analyses the process of writing short film screenplays and gives advice on: Story and structure Ideas generation Plot and pace Screenplay format Dos and don'ts Eliciting emotion Dialogue and subtext Character design Protagonists and antagonists Character motivation and goals Conflict, obstacles and stakes Clichés and Stereotypes Beginnings, middles and ends Hooking the viewer Screenplay competitions Loglines, outlines and synopses Rewriting and length Practicalities and budgets The book also includes a number of award-winning scripts and interviews, advice and contributions from their award-winning screenwriters and a discussion of the benefits to writers of writing short screenplays.

Writing Short Films

This new edition has been completely updated and revised along with the addition of several new chapters. Currently, this title remains the best selling university text book on writing short film screenplays.

Author: Linda J. Cowgill

Publisher: Lone Eagle

ISBN: 9780307875143

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

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This new edition has been completely updated and revised along with the addition of several new chapters. Currently, this title remains the best selling university text book on writing short film screenplays.

The Short Screenplay

The book wraps up with a discussion of the role of the screenplay in the production process and with some helpful (and entertaining) sample scripts. This is the only guide youï'll ever need to make your short film a reality!

Author: Dan Gurskis

Publisher: Course Technology

ISBN: 1598633384

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 231

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With the growth of film festivals, cable networks, specialty home video, and the Internet, there are more outlets and opportunities for screening short films now than at any time in the last 100 years. But before you can screen your short film, you need to shoot it. And before you can shoot it, you need to write it. The Short Screenplay provides both beginning and experienced screenwriters with all the guidance they need to write compelling, filmable short screenplays. Explore how to develop characters that an audience can identify with. How to create a narrative structure that fits a short time frame but still engages the audience. How to write dialogue thatï's concise and memorable. How to develop story ideas from concept through final draft. All this and much more is covered in a unique conversational style that reads more like a novel than a "how-to" book. The book wraps up with a discussion of the role of the screenplay in the production process and with some helpful (and entertaining) sample scripts. This is the only guide youï'll ever need to make your short film a reality!

Write to Shoot

Write to Shoot teaches budding screenwriters and screenwriting filmmakers how to write a short script with production in mind.

Author: Marilyn Beker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317548256

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

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Write to Shoot teaches budding screenwriters and screenwriting filmmakers how to write a short script with production in mind. Beker instructs them how to showcase their strengths, tailor projects to shoestring budgets, resources, and practical production parameters without sacrificing the quality and punch of their screenplays, whether they're creating a sizzle short for an unproduced feature script, an independent creative work, or a soapbox to promote a cause. Write to Shoot: Writing Short Films for Production is a must-have guide for anyone who wants to be sure there will be no surprises on set that come from a script that's not ready for production.

Writing the Short Film

This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process- from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue- and teaches them how to create a dramatic narrative that is at once ...

Author: Patricia Cooper

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136048579

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process- from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue- and teaches them how to create a dramatic narrative that is at once short (approximately half an hour in length) and complete. Exercises, new examples of short screenplays, and an examination of various genres round out the discussion. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION: new screenplays, a chapter on rewriting your script, and a chapter on the future of short films

Writing Short Film Scripts

Kooperman's "Writing Short Film Scripts" is an invaluable practical resources for teachers and students of media, film studies, screenwriting, drama, and English.

Author: Paul Kooperman

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 9781921411083

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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An invaluable practical resources for teachers and students of media, film studies, screenwriting, drama and English.

Writing for Short Film

This book will help you to write short films in different ways: the Hollywood (or classical) style, and the European form - 'miniplot' films where apparently nothing happens.

Author: Diego Fandos

Publisher:

ISBN: 1793125201

Category:

Page: 227

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This book will help you to write short films in different ways: the Hollywood (or classical) style, and the European form - 'miniplot' films where apparently nothing happens. Both options can result in beautiful films for the audience. But also boring ones. Here you'll find some tips to help you make them properly.I've been teaching Screenwriting for 10 years. Every season I read tens of scripts that are soon converted into short films, so I see both my students' achievements and their failures. And my own. Here I talk about common mistakes that I see in class, on the internet and on the big screen. The book includes 7 INTERVIEWS with successful screenwriters of feature films - Zdenek Sverak (Oscar winner with Kolya); Alejandro Hernández (Goya winner and co-writer of Amenábar) - and short films - Maryna Vroda (Cannes Palm d ́Or winner), Borja Cobeaga (Oscar nominated) and Carlos Violadé, Roberto Pérez Toledo and Kaveh Mazaheri, authors of short films that have achieved worldwide success.You'll also find LINKS to 100 GREAT SHORT FILMS recommended by people from different countries and positions in the film world.Even if you don't have a budget, when beginning a project you have the same weapons as a blockbuster: two hands, a computer and your imagination. Nowadays you can make great small films with a few banknotes, it's all about the story and knowing what you can do.About the AuthorDiego Fandos is a Spanish filmmaker who works as Screenwriting instructor in Prague Film School. He has written and directed award winning short films (Under Pressure, Aurora), documentaries, commercials and the feature film Cosmos.

Crafting Short Screenplays that Connect

This guide to screenwriting teaches the craft by guiding the student through writing exercises of increasing length and complexity. The format allows the student to write directly in the book.

Author: Claudia Hunter Johnson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240812144

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 321

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This guide to screenwriting teaches the craft by guiding the student through writing exercises of increasing length and complexity. The format allows the student to write directly in the book. New to this edition is a DVD containing short films and the screenplays they are based on.

Making Short Films Third Edition

Fully revised and updated practical and inspirational guide for students and independent film-makers, describing and explaining the whole process - from creating an original or adapted script, through producing, directing and editing, to ...

Author: Max Thurlow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780857853875

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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Fully revised and updated practical and inspirational guide for students and independent film-makers, describing and explaining the whole process - from creating an original or adapted script, through producing, directing and editing, to finance and distribution.

Screenplays how to write sell them

The book's approach is both creative and reflective, giving readers the opportunity to learn a wealth of creative skills alongside skills that will encourage them to think about themselves as writers and the work that they are developing.

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842436431

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Screenplays ... How to Write and Market Them is an accessible yet comprehensive book aimed at those with a keen interest in writing feature film screenplays. Using case studies, creative exercises and interviews from the industry, the book will guide readers through the necessary stages of writing a screenplay, from finding and developing ideas to creating and executing characters to shaping structure and constructing scenes. It will also consider how a screenplay might be sold, or used to raise interest in the writer, looking at areas such as finding and working with an agent, networking, using competitions, and raising private production funds. The book's approach is both creative and reflective, giving readers the opportunity to learn a wealth of creative skills alongside skills that will encourage them to think about themselves as writers and the work that they are developing. As such, the book will empower readers in their own creative processes and allow them to successfully tell the stories they want to tell. Rich with analyses from classic and contemporary films, littered with practical models, paradigms and creative tasks, and enhanced by the views of key industry figures, the book is a must for any aspiring feature film screenwriter.

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: 9781317818748

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

Basics Film Making 02 Screenwriting

Short films can also pack a tremendous punch. We will often remember a good
short film more vividly than a feature. They can achieve an intensity that is hard to
sustain in a feature film. Short films are also good for getting writers and directors
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Author: Robert Edgar-Hunt

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 9782940373895

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Basics Film-Making: Screenwriting provides both a practical approach to the discipline as well as a theoretical exploration, explaining why a knowledge of basic film theory is essential to inform and enrich any film-makers writing.

Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplays

Moving away from rigid and limited definitions that have evolved out of mainstream genre films, the book embraces a working definition that crosses cultural and national boundaries to give screenwriters around the world a truly ...

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781843441113

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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What happens when 'happy ever after' isn't quite so simple? Today's attitudes to love and romance are as varied and diverse as individuals, and audiences want and need more sophisticated, authentic films that show how we live and love now. So what does this mean for the screenwriter developing a romcom? And how do they write heart-warming stories for a genre that is constantly evolving, from bromcom to zomcom to famcom? Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplays offers a fresh approach to creating narratives for this ever-changing genre. Moving away from rigid and limited definitions that have evolved out of mainstream genre films, the book embraces a working definition that crosses cultural and national boundaries to give screenwriters around the world a truly international perspective on writing comedic love stories. It will be the first screenwriting guide to reflect the diversity of approaches in today's films that deal with the human need for emotional and physical intimacy using humour - the contemporary romantic comedy.

Making a Winning Short

Making a Winning Short is the first book to give hands-on instruction on how to write, direct, edit, and produce a fictional short in film or video.

Author: Edmond Levy

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781466880986

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

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Making a Winning Short is the first book to give hands-on instruction on how to write, direct, edit, and produce a fictional short in film or video. Edmond Levy guides the beginning filmmaker step-by-step through the stages of making a short: writing the script (from developing the idea to fine-tuning the final draft), launching production, casting, and working with the actors, working with the crew, directing the camera, editing, and other aspects of post-production. He devotes a separate chapter to Hi-8 video and gives a list of short-film festivals, both domestic and international.

Women Screenwriters

Women Screenwriters is a study of more than 300 female writers from 60 nations, from the first film scenarios produced in 1986 to the present day.

Author: Jill Nelmes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137312372

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 913

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Women Screenwriters is a study of more than 300 female writers from 60 nations, from the first film scenarios produced in 1986 to the present day. Divided into six sections by continent, the entries give an overview of the history of women screenwriters in each country, as well as individual biographies of its most influential.

The Portable Film School

The Portable Film School is a private tutorial from an instructor at one of the nation's most prestigious film schools.

Author: D. B. Gilles

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466833906

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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The Portable Film School is a private tutorial from an instructor at one of the nation's most prestigious film schools. D.B. Gilles explains the fundamental skills and techniques of screenwriting and making a short film arming you with the two calling cards you'll need to break into Hollywood – without having spent the tuition or a minute in a classroom.

Screenwriting

An essential resource to help you master the craft and connect you with the world of screenwriting.

Author: Paul Kooperman

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 9781921088810

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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An essential resource to help you master the craft and connect you with the world of screenwriting.

The Art of Plotting

The complete, clear guide to creating compelling plots for film -Integrate plot, characterization, and exposition to make stories real - Examples from new and classic movies examine great plots in action Plot must be as much about the ...

Author: Linda J. Cowgill

Publisher: Lone Eagle

ISBN: 9780307875136

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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The complete, clear guide to creating compelling plots for film -Integrate plot, characterization, and exposition to make stories real - Examples from new and classic movies examine great plots in action Plot must be as much about the emotions of the characters as it is about the events of the story. That’s the message of The Art of Plotting, which teaches screenwriters how to integrate plot, characterization, and exposition to make stories compelling. Using examples from recent and classic movies, author Linda J. Cowgill demonstrates how the plot springs naturally from the characters--and how that technique makes audiences connect with the story on a more intimate level. Examples include American Beauty, Shakespeare in Love, Erin Brockovich, Spider-Man, Chinatown, Jaws, and more. Easy exercises reveal common plot problems and help writers overcome them. Clear and easy to understand and to use, The Art of Plotting shows exactly how great plotting evolves from characters caught in life-changing conflicts--and how to create great plots driven by that idea.

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Author: Terri Apple

Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company, LLC

ISBN: 1580650112

Category: Radio advertising

Page: 240

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From Rugrats to Big Macs, voice-over careers are the best kept and highest paying secrets in the world. This book has been written to help the actor, radio DJ, vocal impressionist, and amateur cartoon voice succeed in voice-overs, no matter what part of the country they may live in.

Writing in Pictures

Writing in Pictures offers straight talk, no mumbo-jumbo or gimmicks, just a methodical, step-by-step process that walks the reader through the different stages of writing a screenplay -- from idea to outline to character biography to ...

Author: Joseph McBride

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571274383

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Unlike most how-to books on screenwriting, Writing in Pictures is highly practical, offering a realistic guide to the screenwriting profession, as well as concrete practical guidance in the steps professional writers take to write a screenplay that comes from the heart instead of the pocketbook. The readeris taken through the nitty-gritty process of conceiving, outlining, constructing, and writing a screenplay in the professional format, with clear and concise examples offered for every step in writing a short dramatic film. Writing in Pictures offers straight talk, no mumbo-jumbo or gimmicks, just a methodical, step-by-step process that walks the reader through the different stages of writing a screenplay -- from idea to outline to character biography to treatment to step outline to finished screenplay. Using well-known films and screenplays, both contemporary and classic, to illustrate its lessons, Writing in Pictures also offers comments from famous screenwriters past and present and insightful stories (often colorful and funny) that illuminate aspects of the craft.