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Writing the Short Film
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WRITING THE SHORT FILM

EBOOK BY COOPER, PATRICIA /DANCYGER, KEN;
ISBN
9781136048586
IMPRINT
TAYLOR AND FRANCIS
 
 
EDITION
3RD REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR AND FRANCIS
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FORMAT
EBOOK
PAGES
312 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
10 SEP 2012

DESCRIPTION

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. Exercises, new examples of short screenplays, and an examination of various genres round out the discussion.

NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION: new screenplays, a chapter on rewriting your script, and a chapter on the future of short films

CONTENTS

Part 1: Storytelling in General; Telling a Story in Images; Using Sound to Tell the Story; Finding a Main Character for Your Story; Writing an Original Short Screenplay; Rewriting Your Script Part 2: Storytelling Strategies; Visualization Strategies; Dramatic Strategies; Characterization Strategies; Dialogue Strategies; Part 3: The Melodrama; The Docudrama; Hyperdrama; Experimental Drama; Part 4: New Directions; A Redefined Future; Appendix: Short Screenplays