Short Films: Writing the Screenplay (Paperback)
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Short Films: Writing the Screenplay (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 12/01/2012
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Every award-winning short film begins life with a clever idea, a good story and a screenplay. Patrick Nash analyses the process of writing short film screenplays and gives advice on:

Story and structureIdeas generationPlot and paceScreenplay formatDos and don'tsEliciting emotionDialogue and subtextCharacter designProtagonists and antagonists Character motivation and goalsConflict, obstacles and stakesCliches and StereotypesBeginnings, middles and endsHooking the viewerScreenplay competitionsLoglines, outlines and synopsesRewriting and lengthPracticalities and budgets

The book also includes a number of award-winning scripts and interviews, advice and contributions from their award-winning screenwriters and a discussion of the benefits to writers of writing short screenplays.

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781842435014
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
I would definitely recommend this book . . . (it is) a very thorough look at all aspects of being a writer of short scripts -- Michelle Goode * Writesofluid *
Straight talking tome bursting with practical advice * Total Film *
A helpful book for anyone interested in screenwriting -- Tom Farr * Tom Farr Reviews *

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