Reading Time: 3 minutes Writing and producing a script is a huge undertaking that can feel overwhelming at times. Fortunately, there are a few script writing programs out there that can help the process along, providing intuitive tools designed with the screenwriter in mind. One of these programs is Celtx, a popular choice for both beginners and professionals alike.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Whether you’re just dabbling in screenwriting or looking to make the next hit show, good script writing software can help you get the job done. With a few different options out there, it can be hard to know which one to go for. Here is a breakdown of the most popular platforms, including cost, and
Reading Time: 4 minutes A script read through (also known as a table read) is your chance to hear the screenplay read aloud. This lets you make changes to the story action and dialogue before production begins. In this article, we look at the process of a script read through, why they are important and how to plan one
Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we look at script continuity and the job role of the script supervisor. This position is essential but often overlooked on independent film sets. When you make a film, you will likely shoot it out of sequence. As such, mistakes can happen, which can ruin the audience’s experience. Basically, the script supervisor
Reading Time: 4 minutes Coming up with short film ideas doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it’s likely you already have a ton of story ideas inside of you waiting to be found. Story development is also one of the most creative filmmaking stages. When thinking of movie ideas, there is no wrong answer – let your imagination
Reading Time: 5 minutes 2020 was for many a horrible year full of worry, sadness, and isolation. Thank heavens we’re now in 2021! As with all true tests though, the aim is not whether we can be fearless or how quickly can we “get back to normal,” but rather whether we are capable of learning from our experience. Whether
Reading Time: 4 minutes In this article, we look at a few top tips on breaking down a film script including a free script breakdown template at the end. Once you have finalised your screenplay, you can enter pre-production. Pre-production is the planning stage of the filmmaking process, and your very first task is to complete a script breakdown.
Reading Time: 5 minutes There are a million and one recommendations out there on how to write a screenplay – start with structure, start with your characters, have a good idea, know what the market wants; the list is endless. But what if you are really just starting out. You can feel that flickering flame inside, teasing you to
Reading Time: 6 minutes In this article we give you a few quick tips on comedy writing for social media. Firstly, let’s talk about content. It truly is the word of the week, month, year and decade. Content (and more to the point comedy content) surrounds us 24/7. But how do we write and produce good quality content? Well,
Reading Time: 6 minutes It a phrase we all fear.. script rewriting. However almost every screenwriter will share the adage “writing is rewriting.” Certainly, we would all like to get our film script right on the first pass. Due to the amount of details involved with crafting a screenplay, script rewriting is an inevitable part of the process. Interpreting
Reading Time: 5 minutes This article is an introduction to an artful element of screenwriting that maintains a degree of mystery – script dialogue. Alfred Hitchcock famously criticized American films as “pictures of people talking.” While screenwriters should always opt to show rather than tell, learning to write film dialogue is an essential skill. Tricks & Craft of Writing
Reading Time: 4 minutes This article will focus on script coverage how to keep a positive attitude while navigating bad feedback and projects that fall short. Thumbs down. Bomb. Page one-rewrite. While these are the most fatalistic forms of feedback, knowing how to manage unfavourable script coverage is an essential skill. Manage Expectations Firstly, it’s easy for students and