Writing an Audio/Visual (AV) script template can be a nerve-racking undertaking. Your message may be simple, but getting it down to one-minute timing can be an intimidating thing. (more…)
While you may not choose to write an entire script on an app, there are some script writing apps that are more reliable and user friendly than others. They’re also great for the person who doesn’t have a ton of time to write throughout the day. Perfect for those magical, albeit inconvenient moments when inspiration hits. Don’t miss a good idea when you can simply give them a (sometimes free) place to live. Here’s a list of the best screenwriting apps out today, some quick specs, device compatibility and more. see which one is best for you. (more…)
Pilot season is a term people in the industry use often. It’s not a season only for writers, but is a great time for actors to get cast in an upcoming series. But when is pilot season? When should you be prepared? With new digital streaming services, is the season a’changin? Let’s find out. (more…)
If you’re writing a movie or show, chances are you’ve also thought about the difficult road ahead that is selling or funding your idea. If you want to get producers excited, you’ll need a killer treatment. (more…)
EPISODE 1Budget BombshellMeet the team and watch how they must rework their script so that it will fit inside their limited budget.Subscribe for more filmmaking videos like this.EPISODE 1Art meets commerceYou have a great idea for a TV show. You’ve already written the pilot, but producers won’t read unsolicited scripts and you’re tired of visualizing the idea in your head. That’s when you decide it’s time to make a proof of concept — a pilot presentation. Where do you begin?The answer is Pre-Production. In the first episode of our Pre-Production web-series, we perform a script breakdown to create a preliminary film ...
Understanding how to write a movie script, also known as a screenplay, can seem daunting at first, but once you understand script format and structure you can then focus on your creativity. We'll take you through the process of writing a screenplay so that you can begin building that great movie idea into a professional script. (more…)
Eating, drinking, sleeping, and sex are elements of human behavior we all share. The difference with sex is that it has been deemed taboo for centuries. That moral standard has been loosening for decades now, and sex has become a more significant part of mainstream entertainment.But just because we CAN show sex in movies doesn't mean we SHOULD. And if we do, it needs to be handled tastefully. When is it appropriate to include a sex scene in your movie? How can you make sure the scene adds value to the story without becoming gratuitous? If you’re wondering how to ...
You must remember this” begins the lyrics to the enchanting and wistful “As Time Goes By” from the classic movie Casablanca. Time going by in film and indeed screenwriting is an amazing opportunity for writers of all levels to really put creativity into their work. Some films opt for simple titles, while others write the passing of time into the very structure of the screenplay. (more…)
Ascreenwriter will be one step ahead of their competition if they understand what studio executives and producers look for in a script. You already know this, and that's why you’re here to look at one of the most successful animated film franchises of all time ... Shrek.Is it worth taking the time to read the Shrek script? Depends on whether three and a half billion dollars gets your attention. (That's the value of the franchise.)In this article, we’re going to take you through the Shrek script. We'll look at its story, format, and structure. We'll break down why the Shrek script worked so ...
T he actual writing of your script is the fun part. But, just like any form of writing, you have to know where you’re going first. Organization is important. That's where a script outline comes into play. Understanding your central character’s desire, and capturing the scenarios they attract for themselves, should guide that process. There is no straightforward way to know how to outline a screenplay. But these tried-and-true guidelines will help you crack the structure for your character’s journey. (more…)
If you want to write a script, and finish it, story outlines are helpful. Why? Because once you have waded even knee-deep into the writing, it's easy to lose sight of things. Even worse? Predators named fear and self-doubt will be stalking you. (more…)