Movies are about getting people to feel, and the tone of your script gives them an indication of how they should feel. Should they feel that it's okay to laugh at a Nun getting killed? An exaggerated example, but if your tone isn't clear you risk sending the wrong message. If you don't present your tone clearly, you will get into all sorts of trouble. Script readers may … [Read more...] about If The Tone Of Your Script Is Wrong…It Could Get Trashed
Have you ever looked back at a screenplay of a classic film and truly marveled at the typesetting? Yes, you read that correctly...the typesetting. It is almost mindboggling that the complex components of a screenplay were performed on a manual typewriter. Then again, in the days before screenwriter software, professional typists would work on behalf of the screenwriter to … [Read more...] about Can Any Screenwriting Software Really Make Your Script Better?
So you wanna create movie magic? I guess that's what we all set out to do in the beginning, but unfortunately only a minority ever make it to the big time. There's no simple answer when it comes down to what makes a great movie magic screenwriter. It's some sort of divine spark that some have and some haven't. I don't know what's more difficult; adapting an existing novel to … [Read more...] about Movie Magic Screenwriter – You Must Know How to Make it Work For You
This is the second step in our 4-part tutorial on "How To Write A Screenplay" 1. Listen. The fastest path to writing great dialogue is to listen to how people talk. Duh! You don’t need to watch a Merchant/Ivory movie or listen to Shakespeare to get it right, just everyday people. It helps if you can somehow eavesdrop on conversations of people that mirror your target … [Read more...] about How To Write Script Dialogue in 4 Easy Steps
This is the third step in our 6-part tutorial on "How To Write A Screenplay" Writing a good scene is one of those processes that at first can seem impossible(tying your shoelaces when you are a kid) but after you’ve done it 100 times it’s second nature. You still remember the steps, they are just don’t think about them 1. What needs to happen in this scene. This is … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Write A Script Scene Like You’re Trying Your Shoelaces