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 In this article, we look at the 10 Best Comedy YouTube Channels to help get your creative juices flowing and inspire you. Firstly, creating comedy is hard, there’s no denying it. So it won’t come as a shock to you when I say you’re not the only one procrastinating on Twitter, incessantly checking WhatsApp, or
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
Reading Time: 4 minutes So, you’ve learned how to write a script. However, probably the most underrated skill set of any filmmaker is the ability to pitch a script. A good pitch allows people to envision your script within their imaginations. Therefore, it’s essential that writers, producers, and directors know how to pitch a script. What Is A Pitch?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Have you been scouring the internet in search of screenwriting jobs? don’t worry! Back in the glory days of the Hollywood Studio system, an aspiring screenwriter could find a job on the lot and work their way into the writers room. In contrast, the modern screenwriting landscape would be unrecognisable to studio legends like Preston
Reading Time: 5 minutes In this article we look at a few different scriptwriting techniques to create your first short film. We’ve all seen shelves at bookstores and libraries packed full of books about how to write movies. You can probably list some from memory: Syd Field’s Screenplay, Robert McKee’s Story, Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat!. However, while these