|Posted by kerf on December 18, 2016 at 8:30 PM|
I have studied scriptwriting for a very long time. I have devoured movies like forever. Movies and books are my obsession. The difference in writing them is totally different. I have taken classes, read books on it, watched numerous movies and read many scripts, but for some reason nothing gelled. I know we all learn differently, and that's good. But what helped me enormously was completing an online university course in scriptwriting. Listening to four scriptwriters discussing every aspect of this creative field was enlightening. Everything, suddenly, made sense to me. Now I have completed the first draft of my first script I am thrilled. I have enjoyed the process immensely. The only trouble is... I was left with 175 pages which I have now whittled down to 150 - 30 more to go. Writing a true story in script form is hard work, at least I think so, because there is so much that goes to make up the life of a person. What is meaningful? What stays, what goes? Where to start the movie. Now, for the tightening up. My story 'The Murder in the Milkbar' I hope will see the silver screen so that everyone will come to understand who he was and why something so disasterous happened to him.
I love writing books but I think I love the process of scriptwriting just that bit more
You could check out this article if you are a first timer like me (p.s. there are plenty more online) : https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-basic-tips-for-writing-a-screenplay-for-the-first-time
Have an extraordinary day and each and every day learn something new - how exciting is that!