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Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting By Robert Edgar-Hunt

Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting by Robert Edgar-Hunt

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Summary

Suitable for students on film production courses and those wishing to write a short film, this book helps readers learn the key elements of screenwriting through examining areas such as dialogue, sound, setting, shots and structure. It provides advice to new film-makers on how to market their productions.

Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting Summary

Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting by Robert Edgar-Hunt

"Basics Film-Making: Screenwriting" is the second in the "Basics Film-Making" series and is aimed both at students on film production courses, as well as those wishing to write a short film. The book teaches the key elements of screenwriting through examining areas such as dialogue, sound, setting, shots and structure. It also provides advice to new film-makers on how to market their productions. This is an essential guide to screenwriting and will teach the reader to write and produce artistically satisfying shorts.

Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting Reviews

"Perfect for teaching - especially allocating chapters. Enough concise information for my course." - Ellie Land, Northumbria University, UK. "It is concise, well thought out, clearly laid out and reader-friendly." - Charles daCosta, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA. "It is very succint and offers quick access to information." Daniel Jacobo, Chaffey Community College, USA.

About Robert Edgar-Hunt

Robert Edgar-Hunt is programme head of Film and TV Production at York St John University. He also practises as a screenwriter and has research interests in creative writing, postmodernism and film directing. John Marland is senior lecturer in Film and TV Production at York St John University. His research interests include the relationship between film and psychoanalysis. James Richards is a lecturer in Screenwriting at York St John University and a freelance writer for television, film and radio as well as journalism and corporate videos. He won a Bafta award and has worked as a writer and script editor on soaps, dramas and documentaries.

Table of Contents

How to get the most out this book. Introduction. What is screenplay?: The screenwriter; Writing for the screen; What is script? Script forms - feature film/short film; Good practice; Finding your ideas. Concept/Treatment/Pitch: Essential elements of storytelling; Genre/form; Log lines; Treatment; Step treatment; The pitch; Script formats. First draft: Character; Creating the world; The physical world - mise en scene; Action; Tone and genre; Dialogue. Second draft: Writing the second draft; Whose story is this?; Voice-over; Making dialogue convincing; How do I explain what's happening?; Refining dialogue; Mise en scene - next steps; Beginnings and endings. Script editing: Critiquing and feedback; Analysis: character and world; Analysis: action, interaction and structure; Analysis: word and image; Analysis: closure/ambiguity; After effects and meaning. Screenwriters: unscripted 144: Alisha McMahon; James Condon; Thomas Gladstone and Alexander Johnson; Alexander Woodcock; Mark Herman. Conclusion. Glossary. A Nice Cup of tea; complete drafts. Picture credits. Acknowledgements.

Additional information

GOR004278601
9782940373895
2940373892
Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting by Robert Edgar-Hunt
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2009-05-18
208
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