Tag Archives: Screenplay

Screenwriting and Overcoming Roadblocks

Writing can be a mundane task at times, so you’ll need to build a continuous drive of self-motivation in order to succeed. If you set achievable writing goals you’ll do something that will get you a small win. This discipline … Continue reading

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Screenwriting and Sharing

Reading a lot of scripts is a good habit for all screenwriters to learn, but most of us don’t have time to read works by other writers. Understandably, there’s only so much time for reading scripts, when writers should be … Continue reading

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Screenwriting in 3D

Writing a screenplay in 3D consists of adding a third dimension, rather than focusing on length and width, you now need to consider more in-depth. 3D is just another way to tell a story with a lot more visual details. … Continue reading

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Screenwriting The Organic Method

Creativity is not something that can be forced into a pre-set block of time, wedged somewhere between a 12 hour work day and walking the dog. It doesn’t matter what your situation is when it comes to a desire to write, unless you have creative inspiration, the time to write is irrelevant. Continue reading

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Screenwriting and the letter

Incorporating a letter in a screenplay can be tricky, though formatted correctly; it can make your scene stand out. The most straightforward way to depict a letter in a screenplay is to show a character reading the letter and to use dialogue. Continue reading

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Screenwriting and the Budget-Conscious Script

When you’re writing your own script, one thing that must be considered is budget. You can have a fantastic original story, but if your script is not written with budget in mind, you’ll be putting your script in the category of a Studio option. Discover how other screenwriters approach ultra-low or micro-budgeted filmmaking as a means to realize their artistic ambitions. Continue reading

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Screenwriting and Story Structure

If you’re new to screenwriting or thinking about getting started in the craft, learning the fundamentals of story structure are key to establishing a solid foundation. Understanding the basics will ensure you’re on the right path before you even begin to write. Stick to a three act formula – act I, II and III, otherwise known as setup, conflict and resolution. Continue reading

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Screenwriting and Production Budget

Building a production budget requires a great depth of experience in film production and a general sense of “what things cost”. Each and every script is unique and will ultimately rely on the writer’s vision and attention to cost. All low-budget films have constraints. It’s much better to work around them in the story stage than attempt to deal with them in production. Continue reading

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Screenwriting and the Shooting Script

The shooting script is created right after your film enters pre-production. Ideally, the director and cinematographer will work side-by-side while determining the desired shots for your film. Think of the shooting script as an elaborate version of your screenplay. Continue reading

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Screenwriting for Success

Writing for film is likely one of the most sought after and best-paying careers available to a writer. It’s increasingly difficult to make a living as a screenwriter, though, thousands of people write screenplays every year. The formula for success is one’s own interpretation of happiness. Write what you know, work off your inspiration and pull ideas from all around you. Life is moving at 24 frames per second. Continue reading

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