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  • 1. THE ART AND TECHNIQUES OF STORYTELLING
  • 2.
    • THERE ARE NO RULES . THERE ARE AS MANY WAYS TO MAKE A FILM
  • 3.
    • DISREGARD THE “RULES” THAT YOU ARE PRESENTLY READING AND INSTEAD CONSIDER THEM “NOTES” TO SELF.
  • 4.
    • WRITING IS
    • HARD
  • 5.
    • DON’T BE AFRAID TO MAKE MISTAKES
  • 6.
    • STORY
    • CATALYSTS
  • 7.
    • ARTS
    • MUSIC
    • PEOPLE
    • LIFE EXPERIENCES
  • 8.
    • INSPIRATION
    • IMAGINATION
    • PERSPIRATION
  • 9.
    • TRUST THE
    • PROCESS.
    • NEVER DOUBT
  • 10.
    • GETTING STARTED:
    • CHARACTER
  • 11.
    • CHARACTER SKETCHING:
    • SLUMBOOK CHEESE
  • 12.
    • WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO SAY?
    • WHAT DO THEY WANT ?
    • WHAT DO THEY NEED , AND HOW WILL THEY GET IT?
  • 13.
    • 2 TYPES OF CHARACTERS:
    • “ PROTAGONIST”
    • “ ANTAGONIST”
  • 14.
    • DEVELOPING YOUR CHARACTERS:
    • PLANT AND PAY-OFF
    • REWARD AND PUNISHMENT
  • 15.
    • QUICKLY GO BEHIND YOUR CHARACTER, AND
    • SET UP THE
    • DILEMMA
  • 16.
    • CREATE THE
    • CHARACTER’S
    • ENVIRONMENT
    • TIME-SPACE STORY FORMULA
  • 17.
    • THE “NORMAL” STORY STRUCTURE:
    • B-M-E
    • BEGINNING-MIDDLE-END
  • 18.
    • WRITER’S
    • BLOCK?
    • DRINK PLENTY OF WATER, KID!
  • 19.
    • SERIOUSLY,
    • YOU CAN ALWAYS START IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCENE, YOU DON’T HAVE TO INTRODUCE EVERYONE IMMEDIATELY; THE AUDIENCE IS SMART ENOUGH; THEY CAN CATCH UP.
  • 20.
    • WRITER’S
    • BLOCK AGAIN?
    • EAT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES!
  • 21.
    • AGAIN SERIOUSLY,
    • LET’S TRY TO PUT IT THIS WAY:
    • NOTHING IS ORIGINAL.
    • STEAL FROM ANYWHERE THAT RESONATES WITH INSPIRATIONS OR FUELS YOUR IMAGINATION.
  • 22.
    • SELECT ONLY THINGS TO STEAL FROM THAT SPEAK DIRECTLY TO YOUR SOUL. IF YOU DO THIS, YOUR WORK (AND THEFT) WILL BE AUTHENTIC.
  • 23.
    • AUTHENTICITY IS INVALUABLE; ORIGINALITY IS NONEXISTENT.
    • AND DON’T BOTHER CONCEALING YOUR THIEVERY- CELEBRATE IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT.
  • 24.
    • ELEMENTS
    • OF A SCREENPLAY
  • 25.
    • DIALOGUE
    • CAMERA DIRECTION
    • LOCATION
    • TIME
    • SET DESCRIPTION
    • PROPS
    • COSTUMES
  • 26.
    • A SCRIPT IS NOT ONLY A STORYTELLING TOOL; IT’S ALSO A
    • PLANNING TOOL
  • 27.
    • A SCRIPT IS NOT ONLY A STORYTELLING TOOL; IT’S ALSO A
    • PLANNING TOOL
  • 28.
    • BOTTOMLINE:
    • PAY ATTENTION
    • TO DETAILS
  • 29.
    • THE
    • SCRIPT
  • 30.
    • SLUGLINE
    • ACTION LINE / DESCRIPTION LINE
    • CHARACTER HEADING
    • DIALOGUE
    • TRANSITION LINE
  • 31.  
  • 32.  
  • 33.  
  • 34.
    • A TESTED SCRIPT FORMULA:
    • PAGE MARGINS: 1.0” WITH 1.5” LEFT
    • FONT: 11-12 POINT COURIER NEW
    • 1 PAGE = 1 MINUTE OF FILM
  • 35.
    • YOU CAN MAKE A BAD FILM
    • FROM A GOOD SCRIPT , BUT
    • YOU CAN’T MAKE A GOOD FILM
    • FROM A BAD SCRIPT
  • 36.
    • BIG IDEA;
    • THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX