Screenplays

428 views

Published on

Published in: Education
0 Comments
3 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
428
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
6
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
3
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Screenplays

  1. 1. Screenplayby Syd Field
  2. 2. The SubjectAction and CharacterWhat happensWho it happens toDefinitive beginning, middle and endForm and Structure Fleshing out the action Focusing on the characterBroadens the story and accentuates the details
  3. 3. ResearchResearch is absolutely essentialSearch for accurate informationThe devil is in the detailo Personal interviewso Increase knowledge
  4. 4. SUBJECTActionPhysical EmotionalCharacterDefine theNeedAction isCharacter
  5. 5. CharacterWhat does your character want?What is his need?All drama is conflictConflict, Struggle, Overcoming ObstaclesWhat a person does is what he is, not what hesays?For every action there is an equal and oppositereaction
  6. 6. Building the ScreenplayAct 3EndAct 2MiddleAct 1BeginningSet up Confrontation ResolutionPlot Point 1 Plot Point 2
  7. 7. Act 1 – The SetupPlot PointIncident of event that “hooks” into the action andspins it around in another directionEach act has a directionSet up your storyMain CharacterDramatic PremiseEstablish the Situation (Visually and Dramatically)
  8. 8. Act 2 – TheConfrontationCharacter encounters obstacles that keep himfrom reaching his goalAnother plot pointAct 3 - Resolution
  9. 9. Building1. Take a pack of Index cards2. Write the idea for each scene or sequence on asingle card (brief words)3. Build toward the plot point at the end of each actExperimentWork for your story

×