What to look in writing workshop
1.What Exactly Is a Script? What Makes Good Story?
2.Script Styles, Submission Scripts, and Shooting Scripts
3.Spec Screenplay Page Properties and Script Length
4.Script Elements and Scene Heading
12.Page Breaking, Finer Points, Dual Dialogue, and Adlibs
13.Abbreviations and Montages
15.Titles or Opening Credits, and Superimpose or Title
17.Production Drafts, Top Continued and Bottom Continued
18.Locking Your Script Pages and Locking Your Scenes
19.Header, Do’s and Don’ts
20.Other Script Formats
21.Title Page of TV Movies
Construction of a Pitch
It seems a cruel irony, after months and months of carefully plotting story, creating vivid characters and structuring a hundred and twenty pages in such a way for maximum dramatic impact, those screenwriters must become orators if they are to convince anyone to read their screenplay.
What screenwriting Is.
“Even though all good writings are basically intuitive, it is important to understand the basic principles of storytelling and the form of the screenplay to be a competent screenwriter
Attention! All writers with a story inside that are trying to get out. Got a great story but don’t know how to start a screenplay? Here is a writing lab for people who have stories to tell…
Some ideas on the basic structure of a screenplay, which all stories should follow (and I’m well-prepared for boisterous disagreements here):
Whatever you’re writing, tend to the three-act structure.
1. Introductions- Creation of whatever the story driver is
2. Fun- Things are going well. Characters in top form. Introduction of the major conflict (and yes, even comedies need a quot; conflict, & quot; something for the heroes to overcome or deal with — they need something to DO, or the story will be pretty much pointless). Heroes do well, but the act ends with a major setback.
3. Resolution of the conflict- The heroes start from behind but come out on top at the end.
No rules are set in stone, of course, and there many, many possible variations on a theme. I’m only saying that a coherent story thrives on a conflict, a challenge, a reason for doing something, and getting there too easily is a disappointment
When you get that great idea… don’t try and make up some story that fits into the idea and makes it possible… Stop and write down the idea, then start thinking about a good story, and write a real story about people (or whatever your characters are) then weave your idea into the story. Anyway… * if you’re making some genre of film that doesn’t require any real plot this obviously doesn’t apply to you. But I am glad to see this thread, and I am glad to see that some people still realize what filmmaking is.
I think the most important attribute for the zero-budget filmmaker is the ability to understand what his/her resources can really do and then have the presence of mind to work within that framework. This is not to say that the technology should drive your idea, to the contrary, let your idea drive the technology, but first lay out the framework of your *story* around what a & quot; zero-budget & quot; provides. It’s hard sometimes to think this way, in the end though, this is what starts careers.
It all ready comes down to what you perceive to be good. Most people can’t think to far ahead in a story and just start writing it. People need to see it in their mind as a finished story and where it’s going to end up. The thing that I like about this journey is when you have a simple story to tell and when you get to the end of telling it you realize that you said so much more in the subtext. Like there’s a whole other point you’re trying to get across that you didn’t set out to get across.
I’m sure the people here on Lakshyaa’s workshop are very creative and know what they are doing but I need to say one last thing for now. Don’t try and copy something you’ve seen before. I know a couple people that write and call themselves writers.
In this Seven days workshop, Lakshyaa will explore the basics of screenwriting as you work ahead on your own feature project. The course will begin with examinations of idea development, research, genres, creation of character, arcs, outlining and treatments, scene structure, evocative writing, and the importance of visual style in your screenplay. Exemplary film excerpts will be screened to support and illustrate, and participants will be encouraged to pitch their story ideas and begin work towards completion of a first draft. Opening sequences (15 pp) of participants’ screenplays will be work shopped in class with special focus on the creation of an engaging protagonist and the delineation of dramatic conflict. By the end of the course, participants will have achieved a deeper understanding of screenwriting practice and be on their way to completing a feature script.
The Lakshyaa Screenwriting Workshop is designed for 10 aspiring screenwriters to interact in group and individual sessions with Screenwriters of international repute, with the aim of developing their own screenplays. The workshop will focus on the written work of the writers, examining their immediate story concerns and overall screenwriting craft.
Writers will also interact with Industry Producers with the aim of developing the skill to pitch their stories compellingly.
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: This workshop will be held over 7 days.
On weekend – Saturday & Sunday
Timing – 3.00 to 600
Fees – 4,000
Timeline: Last date for Submission of Applications As soon as Possible.