This second edition of the widely acclaimed Film Scriptwriting is a truly practical manual for the working writer. It provides all the clear, step-by-step guidance you need to script both fact and feature film and video - from getting and developing ideas to the writing of master scene or shooting script.
Featured in this new edition are annotated excerpts from some of today's most successful films, selected to point up principles and techniques discussed. Interviews with working film specialists reveal the things professional directors, producers, story editor, and analysts look for in appraising the scripts that come across their desks.
Table of Contents
Preface Foreward Film and You Part One: The Fact Film The Proposal Outline The Film Treatment The Sequence Outline The Shooting Script Writing Narration Part Two: The Feature Film The Film Story The Film Character The Story Treatment The Art of Confrontation The Step Outline Dialogue Devices The Master Scene Script Part Three: The Tricks of the Trade Adaptation and Its Problems Surviving Story Conferences The Scriptwriter as Businessperson What You Should Know About ...
Lessons from the Pros The Other Side You and Film Appendices:
The Storyboard Judging Screen Time For Further Reading Terms You'll Use Writers' Guild of America Writers' Guild of Great Britain