Posts Tagged: craft of screenwriting

How to Create an Original Story Premise

Written By Scott A. McConnell, the story guy Our television viewing was forever changed by Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, the first adult western Gunsmoke, and Gene Rodenberry’s Star Trek.These shows in either their settings, storytelling, characters or concepts offered something new or fresh.

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How to Create an Original Story Premise

Written By Scott A. McConnell, the story guy Our television viewing was forever changed by Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, the first adult western Gunsmoke, and Gene Rodenberry’s Star Trek.These shows in either their settings, storytelling, characters or concepts offered something new or fresh.

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Free Screenwriting Seminar: Write a Screenplay in 10 Weeks (wk.1)

By Jason Hellerman You’ve thought about writing a screenplay and we’re here to make it happen. Many people come to No Film School because they want to get information about cameras, gear, and storytelling. We’re aware that the luxury of attending film

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Free Screenwriting Seminar: Write a Screenplay in 10 Weeks (wk.1)

By Jason Hellerman You’ve thought about writing a screenplay and we’re here to make it happen. Many people come to No Film School because they want to get information about cameras, gear, and storytelling. We’re aware that the luxury of attending film

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Brian De Palma: On Ideas, Writing and Suspense

Film director Brian De Palma discusses the screenwriting process, his cinematic influences and the art of building suspense. You’ve made a lot of films during your career, and you’ve also written a lot of your films. Do you prefer to

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Brian De Palma: On Ideas, Writing and Suspense

Film director Brian De Palma discusses the screenwriting process, his cinematic influences and the art of building suspense. You’ve made a lot of films during your career, and you’ve also written a lot of your films. Do you prefer to

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The 10 Best Movies Almost Strictly Based on Dialogue

One of the most difficult things for a screenwriter is to master the art of dialogue. If you suppress much of the information, things might be unexplained in the story, and if you put too much information in the dialogue,

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The 10 Best Movies Almost Strictly Based on Dialogue

One of the most difficult things for a screenwriter is to master the art of dialogue. If you suppress much of the information, things might be unexplained in the story, and if you put too much information in the dialogue,

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Essential Books for Screenwriters, by the Blacklist

By Kate Hagen Obviously, to become a good screenwriter, one has to watch a lot of films — new films, old films, shorts, documentaries, and everything in between are essential to developing one’s sense of narrative and aesthetics. Watching a

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Essential Books for Screenwriters, by the Blacklist

By Kate Hagen Obviously, to become a good screenwriter, one has to watch a lot of films — new films, old films, shorts, documentaries, and everything in between are essential to developing one’s sense of narrative and aesthetics. Watching a

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