How To Write a Screenplay – Do you need Structure?

If you’re learning how to write a script you may have asked yourself. “Do you really need Story Structure?” There seem to be two main arguments. One side screams: Screenplay structure leads to formulaic stories. Don’t waste time learning structure. While the other side screams: Poor screenplay structure leads to slack paceing and stories that lack focus. Let’s discuss the pros and Cons of using structure in your script.

How to Find A Theme

Many people find the notion of a theme confusing and even abstract. Let’s start off with the generally accepted definition of what a theme is and work our way up from there. We discuss examples of themes,the difference between a theme and a subject, and ways to find a theme.

Themes can also be an extremely helpful tool in the writing process once you understand how to use them.

How to Stay Motivated to Make Films.

Feeling discouraged? Here are a few tips for filmmakers on how to stay motivated to make films. It’s easy to stay motivated when things are going well and you’re making progress but what about when they aren’t. What about…

  • When you don’t have time
  • When you don’t have money
  • When you feel overwhelmed
  • When it’s tough to find an audience for your films

These are just some of the issues we cover

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What Makes A Good Story?

For filmmakers and Screenwriters. We discuss one of the most popular questions. What makes a good story? If you ask 20 different people this question you’ll get 20 different answers.

the reality is, just because you have an idea for a story doesn’t necessarily make it a story worth telling. There are certain time-tested ingredients that should be present in a story to make it engaging for an audience.

 

MASTERING compositioin + Cinematography with Will Smith

We cover composition and framing techniques for filmmaking, the aesthetic of beauty, the rule of thirds, headroom, leadroom, and more.

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How to Learn Filmmaking FAST! – Without Film School


We outline a 30 day plan to learn filmmaking on your own, without film school. We touch on everything from…

  • Camera settings
  • Lighting
  • framing and composition
  • sound
  • micro films

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Tascdam DR 100
Diva RingLight

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