Learning how to write effectively for both screen and video is a vital skill for filmmakers of all kinds. It is both an art and a science.
This category involves sharing the all-time best screenwriting tips, tricks and ideas…shared from some of the world’s best screenwriters.
(and maybe a few ideas from yours truly!)
How to Build a Scriptwriting Portfolio from Scratch
We have an article today from screenwriter Zack Halliwell. Zack approached us wanting to write a detailed piece on building a scriptwriting portfolio. Take it away, Zack! How to Build a Scriptwriting Portfolio from Scratch At the heart of any filmmaking company, there is a…
From Screenwriting to Video Production: Your Roadmap
So you’re a screenwriter and want to expand into video production? Of course, you do! Screenwriting to video production is a pretty common transition – lots of people start as wannabe screenwriters and end up transitioning their craft into video production. After all, the fields…
Is Screenwriting Using the Three Act Structure Still Relevant?
I used to hate the 3 act structure simply because that’s the formula you see in every screenwriting book. How can you create art following such a restricting structure? I’ve changed my mind since. There are a lot a great filmmakers who express their full…
3 Great Techniques For Letting Go and Letting the Writing Flow
Recently, I wrote about some of the difficulties inherent in writing, and tackled some issues concerning writer’s block in a post about how to Just Let Go of Everything and Write! Today, I have some more practical ideas for blasting past writer’s block and really…
Just Let Go of Everything and Write!
Let’s start today with a quote: Blank paper is intimidating. It’s the cute girl at school, and you’ll need every ounce of courage you can muster to ask her for a dance. Today I was going to go for a walk in solitude to figure out what to write about…
13 of My Favourite Screenplay Resources
I get asked a lot about my sources for screenplays. So here’s a list of resources for finding screenplays and scripts of all kinds: Scridx: A Screenplay Index – http://scridx.com BBC Writersroom – http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts Daily Script – http://www.dailyscript.com Horror Lair – http://www.horrorlair.com …
Why Do We Read So Much?
You know, when I first got into filmmaking, I was one of those guys who just has to read LOADS. I had to get my hands on everything, and just READ AND READ everything! And I did.
Become a Story Maker!
Wanted to break this down for you guys because I think it’s a MASSIVELY beneficial mindset shift that can help you all out!
I wrote to a friend recently that it’s best to go into any filmmaking exercise with ZERO outcome dependency. This means not EXPECTING anything out of any one project. Well this is standard
Why You Need To Start Now
“The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality.