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By John Marland, Robert Edgar-Hunt

Fundamentals Film-Making: Screenwriting is the second one within the fundamentals Film-Making sequence and is aimed either at scholars on movie construction classes, in addition to these wishing to put in writing a quick movie. The publication teaches the most important components of screenwriting via analyzing parts reminiscent of discussion, sound, environment, photographs and constitution. It additionally offers recommendation to new film-makers on easy methods to marketplace their productions.

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His book Screenplay, published in 1979, has been highly influential in expounding and popularising the three-act structure. Narratology: a body of theory that examines and analyses narrative structures primarily in terms of form, but also in terms of content. Roland Barthes (1915–1980): French semiotician. His work influenced the development of theories of structure and paved the way for popular forms, such as film, to become integrated within academic study. Concept/Treatment/Pitch Structuralism: the name given to a grouping of theorists and theories that analyse how various media (including film) are structured and how they communicate.

A log line is the primary method of communicating and selling your idea. It is normally a one or two sentence description that summarises your story. Try to keep a log line to no more than 25 words. When Star Trek was pitched as ‘Wagon Train to the Stars’, it served a number of functions. At the time, film Science Fiction was established but dominant. On television it was little seen. This left Gene Roddenberry with a problem – how to get across what the series would be about and how to sell it to the people with the money.

A film, short or feature is always about a person or persons who perform a series of actions. Without character, there is no story. Creating characters For your film to succeed, you need to know your characters in depth. You need to know what they think, what they feel, what they want, what they need. Sometimes you need to know them better than you know your friends. You do not always know exactly how they will react. Good characters have enough reality built into them to make them as unpredictable as real people.

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