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HOW TO WRITE A SIMPLE SCREENPLAY
Writing a screenplay is one of the most challenging areas of filmmaking you’ll ever undertake, which is why it’s always nice to have a resource to guide you as you make your way through the wilderness.Big Spaceship’s Victor Pineiro provides a crash course on how to write a screenplay in an easy-to-follow slideshow, covering everything from how to flesh out your hero to the breakdown of the different units of measurement (beats, scenes, sequences, acts, etc.).
8 STEP GUIDE TO WRITING A SCREENPLAY
What I learned most was that good cinematic stories are memorable and influential for a reason: words are not formed and stringed together by accident or by some crazy 4-hour trip. A great screenplay requires a lot of work and preparation before writing that first slugline on page one. Here is an 8-step guide to writing great screenplays that I learned in that summer class.