Screenwriting 101: How to Get Your Movie Idea Onto the Silver Screen

By Robert Ebert

  • Release Date : 2011-05-10
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • FIle Size : 0.16 MB


Screenwriting 101: How to Get Your Movie Idea Onto the Silver Screen There are so many people out there that have amazing movie ideas. Ordinary people just like you and me. Where do you think the great movies we love came from? Not from Hollywood superwriters. Well, some of them did, but not all. Many of the great movie ideas you see on the silver screen originated in John Smith's mind or Jessica Normal's diary. It’s because people are creative; they can't help but create. The world is full of artists that don't even realize it. The only difference between them and you is that they knew what to do with their ideas while many people do not. Many of us have great movie ideas, but don't do anything with them because we don't know how to make a movie... But you don't have to know how to make a movie; you just have to know about screenwriting. Screenwriting is the process of taking your movie (or TV) idea and turning it into something tangible. It’s the process of putting your idea down on paper. All movies start as a screenplay. Writing a screenplay allows a director to look at your movie idea and picture it. It allows them to see what you've already seen in your imagination. Many people do screenwriting, but fail to get the attention of the most important people. And many people with good ideas never even write a screenplay. Only a select few of screenplays ever get rolling into a real movie. Think about it, there are so many movies out there that have never been made because people didn't know how to write a screenplay. If you don't know anything about screenwriting, you could be depriving the world of your genius idea. If you never take the chance, your idea will only stay in your head... But many people want to see their ideas come to life; they just don't know where to start. It's not hard to write a good screenplay and catch the right eye; you just have to know what you're doing. This is a complete guide to screenwriting. Everything you need to know about screenwriting is in this simple, easy to understand guide so that you can learn all there is to know about screenwriting. Things like: - Introduction to Screenwriting: Start formulating your script today - What Is A Script? You might be surprised to find out about some of these elements that are often over looked - The Good from The Bad: Pointers that help take your movie idea from good to great - Script Styles: Effectively communicate your idea through the right kind of script - Script Layout: Follow these pointers to make sure your script makes it past the first screening - Action and Scene Headings: A lot of novices miss these simple but important element, don't be one of them! - Introducing Your Characters: Tricks and tips to pull this off like the pros - Page Formatting: It is very important to properly format the first and last pages, learn how here. - An Array of Shots: Capture your seen with the best shot possible - A Series of Shots: Keys to working shots together in the most powerful and professional ways - Titles and Opening Credits: Don't miss these important elements to any screenplay that a lot of people overlook - Production Drafts: Take your screenplay to the next level with a production draft - Page Locking: Keep track of changes and keep your movie organized for production with these keys - Screenwriting Software: Valuable tips on what to avoid and what will help you - Do's and Don'ts: Tips on how to avoid the most obvious mistakes and keep your script looking great - Plus much, MUCH MORE! This just scratches the surface of what’s in this book. If you've ever been interested in screenwriting, but didn't know where to start, then this book will help you get started on the right foot. It contains everything you need to know to help you write an amazing screenplay today!