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 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.

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 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.

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.

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!

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.

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 Short Scripts

FILM / WRITING Writing Short Scripts is designed to help people write effective
scripts for film or videos . The book's primary audience is any individual or group
wanting to writ scripts of fewer than thirty pages . For beginning scriptwriters ...

Author: William H. Phillips

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815628021

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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A practical guide to writing effective short scripts for films or videos, focusing on dialog, settings, characters, structure, and themes.

Writing the Short Film

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.

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.

The Art of the Short Fiction Film

Vancouver: Vancouver Film School, ¡998. Bue, Marion. Turning Mirrors into
Windows: Teaching the Best Short Films. Littleton, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited,
¡984. Cooper, Pat, and Ken Dancyger. Writing the Short Film. Boston & London: ...

Author: Richard Raskin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476616124

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

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This work is the first of its kind to single out individual short fiction films for comprehensive presentation and close study. Two Men and a Wardrobe (Roman Polanski, Poland, 1958, 15 min.), Coffee and Cigarettes (Jim Jarmusch, USA, 1986, 6 min.), Sunday (John Lawlor, Ireland, 1988, 8 min.), Cat's Cradle (Liz Hughes, Australia, 1991, 12 min.), Eating Out (Pal Sletaune, Norway, 1993, 7 min.), Come (Marianne Olsen Ulrichsen, Norway, 1995, 4.5 min.), Wind (Marcell Ivanyi, Hungary, 1996, 6 min.), Possum (Brad McGann, New Zealand, 1997, 14 min.), and The War Is Over (Nina Mimica, Italy, 1997, 7 min.) are the nine short fiction films studied. The films represent a broad range of storytelling approaches and a number of very different film cultures. Each film has a chapter of its own, including a shot-by-shot reproduction of the film with a still from every shot. In most cases, an interview with the director and an original screenplay and storyboard is also included. The book also describes a new conceptual model, derived from the films studied in the work, which can be used both for analyzing the ways in which a short fiction film tells its story and as a set of guidelines for student filmmakers writing their own screenplays. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Thoughts on Shorts

The script is followed by an interview with the writer and some final thoughts from Charlie Moritz on how the film was received and how the writer's intentions came through in the piece.Each film studied is readily available and is ...

Author: Charlie Moritz

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415549728

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Thoughts on Shortstakes a detailed look at a variety of short film scripts by award-winning writers including: Cup and Lipby Smita Bhide (2002) For the Love of Godby Joe Tucker (2007) Ela by Silvana Aguirre (2007) La Virgine degli Angeli by Charles Sturridge from Aria(1987) Who's My Favourite Girl? by Adrian McDowall (1999) D.I.Y. Hard by Linda Cotterill (2002) Each script is introduced by Charlie Moritz and set in context before the full script is reproduced for study. The script is followed by an interview with the writer and some final thoughts from Charlie Moritz on how the film was received and how the writer's intentions came through in the piece.

Creating a Short Film 02 Writing

Learn the basics of writing a great script, including storytelling, working with screenwriting software, and revising scripts. These filmmaking tips are designed for anyone who wants to make a short film.

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Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1117172205

Category:

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Learn the basics of writing a great script, including storytelling, working with screenwriting software, and revising scripts. These filmmaking tips are designed for anyone who wants to make a short film.

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.

Basics Film Making 02 Screenwriting

It also provides advice to new film-makers on how to market their productions. This is an essential guide to screenwriting and will teach you to write and produce artistically satisfying shorts.

Author: Robert Edgar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350034709

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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Basics Film-Making: Screenwriting is the second in the Basics Film-Making series and is aimed both at students on film production courses, as well as those wishing to write a short film. The book teaches the key elements of screenwriting through examining areas such as dialogue, sound, setting, shots and structure. It also provides advice to new film-makers on how to market their productions. This is an essential guide to screenwriting and will teach you to write and produce artistically satisfying shorts.

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.

Top Secrets for Writing Producing and Directing a Low Budget Short Film

It discusses how to write a short script, prepare it for production with a scene breakdown or storyboard, direct the film or work with a director, audition and cast the actors, participate in the shoot, work with an editor, and promote your ...

Author: Gini Graham Scott

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468929300

Category: Performing Arts

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It's a comprehensive step-by-step overview of how to complete a low-budget short film and get it shown. It discusses how to write a short script, prepare it for production with a scene breakdown or storyboard, direct the film or work with a director, audition and cast the actors, participate in the shoot, work with an editor, and promote your film.

Write a Script in 10 Weeks

Did you know that in Hollywood you get 10 weeks to write the first draft of a script? In this book we use that timeframe to beat our own procrastination, and get a first draft script done, no excuses.

Author: Danny Stack

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 197909134X

Category:

Page: 74

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"No time" to write that script? No more excuses - you can get it done in 10 weeks. Let Danny and Tim be your personal trainers, but nice ones, not shouty, and without having to eat quinoa or get on a treadmill. They'll get you through it, with this brilliant guide. So get moving!" JAMES MORAN - writer of Tower Block, Severance, Cockneys vs Zombies. Did you know that in Hollywood you get 10 weeks to write the first draft of a script? In this book we use that timeframe to beat our own procrastination, and get a first draft script done, no excuses. The focus is on writing genre scripts or commercial mainstream stories. Screenplays that will sell or be great spec scripts. As such, we use case studies from well known movies to help illustrate our points. If you want to write a TV script, no problem, we'll get into that as well. Using this short, sharp, focused book you can move from a blank page to a first draft in 10 weeks, whether you are an experienced writer or a just starting out and writing in your spare time. Whatever the case, if you're up for the writing challenge, then let's get to work.

Developing Digital Short Films

Presents tutorials designed to help create digital short films, providing information on such topics as writing a script, acting methods, camera shots, sound design, storytelling techniques, and animation.

Author: Sherri Sheridan

Publisher: New Riders Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015058710503

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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Presents tutorials designed to help create digital short films, providing information on such topics as writing a script, acting methods, camera shots, sound design, storytelling techniques, and animation.