This is a video about some very basic, nuts and bolts, screenwriting things. Cuts, dissolves, montages, etc. Oh and I forgot voice overs in this take, but like montages, voice overs are exceedingly rare now in screenplays so you should probably stay away. Show, don't tell. Some spoilers for Momento and a couple of others.
Spoilers ahoy as we unpack the Thriller. Movies mentioned include North by Northwest, Rear Window, Silence of the Lambs, Misery, The Shining, Looper and a few others. Three acts, screenwriting bros. Three acts!
The Webcomic Factory
Instead of my usual screenwriting video, I'm doing a video about the comic book industry. It's gets a bit ranty and it's just my opinion on things. Here's a link to the article I mentioned: https://icv2.com/articles/columns/view/42172/something-has-change
How do you get started writing your screenplay? All it requires ONE sentence. A few spoilers ahead. Shows and movies talked about: The Orville, James Bond, The Usual Suspects, Throw Mama From the Train, Strangers on a Train, Quantum of Solace, The Blues Brothers and others.
Talking about the famous 1979 movie, it's structure, it's comedy and whether or not it would be made today.
Spoilers ahead: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, Star Trek and others.
This week I talk about getting started. I don't think there are any spoilers in this one. It's all about bangin' out the pages!
Mafia screenplays are pretty specific. Some of the movies talked about include Goodfellas, Casino, The Godfather and Johnny Dangerously. Spoilers ahead as always.
In this video, I talk about the key elements of a comedy screenplay and what you should be focusing on. Examples include Animal House, The Blues Brothers and Vacation.