If you want to write a good movie, you need to give your screenplay emotional intelligence. "Chasing the Monster Idea" is a book by Stefan Mumaw in which he identifies seven questions that will help you determine whether you … [Read more...] about How To Give Your Screenplay Emotional Intelligence
A screenwriter sent me an email saying she understands the need for foreshadowing but wasn't sure how to do it. Of course when it comes to using foreshadowing in your screenplay, the specific content depends on the story but … [Read more...] about How To Use Foreshadowing In Your Screenplay
When writing a script, there are lots of questions you can ask about your screenplay characters to get to know them better. Here are three questions I find useful: 1: What’s the one moment in their lives they would … [Read more...] about How To Unlock Your Screenplay Characters
When it comes to writing a short film, I’ve seen a lot. Frequently I’ve been impressed by the visuals, the level of the acting, sometimes the innovative use of a mix of media. Can you guess what most often is the weakest … [Read more...] about The Shocking Truth About Writing A Short Film (That You Need To Know)
Today's Filmmaking Stuff guest article comes from veteran screenwriter Jurgen Wolff. I find Jurgen's approach to movie script writing to be very useful. In the following article, he expresses his thoughts on The Hero's … [Read more...] about Writing a screenplay-hold that template!