Writing the Short Film / Edition 2

Writing the Short Film / Edition 2

by Patricia Cooper, Ken Dancyger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240803698

ISBN-13: 9780240803692

Pub. Date: 09/16/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process- from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue- and teaches them how

Overview

The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process- from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue- and teaches them how to create a dramatic narrative that is at once short (approximately half an hour in length) and complete.




This edition has been expanded to include a chapter on character development, plus a new section that includes chapters on melodrama, docudrama, hyperdrama, and experimental drama- genres well suited to the short film.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240803692
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/16/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
Part IFundamentals: Breaking Ground9
Chapter 1Storytelling In General11
Chapter 2Telling A Story In Images19
Chapter 3Using Sound To Tell The Story31
Chapter 4Discovering And Exploring A Main Character41
Chapter 5Telling The Dramatic Story51
Chapter 6Writing An Original Short Screenplay67
Part IIMoving Forward: Writing Strategies81
Chapter 7Storytelling Strategies83
Chapter 8Visualization Strategies99
Chapter 9Dramatic Strategies111
Chapter 10Characterization Strategies125
Chapter 11Dialogue Strategies139
Part IIIGenres: Forming the Story149
Chapter 12The Melodrama151
Chapter 13The Docudrama171
Chapter 14The Hyperdrama187
Chapter 15The Experimental Drama205
AppendixShort Screenplays223
Another Story225
The Lady in Waiting234
Sleeping Beauties256
The Wounding265
Dead Letters Don't Lie277
Index295

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