Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting

Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting

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"Basics Film-Making: Screenwriting" is the second in the "Basics Film-Making" series and is aimed both at students on film production courses, as well as those wishing to write a short film. The book teaches the key elements of screenwriting through examining areas such as dialogue, sound, setting, shots and structure. It also provides advice to new film-makers on how to market their productions. This is an essential guide to screenwriting and will teach the reader to write and produce artistically satisfying shorts.

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 160.02 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 521.63g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • AVA Publishing SA
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • English
  • 200 colour illustrations
  • 2940373892
  • 9782940373895
  • 346,290

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"Perfect for teaching - especially allocating chapters. Enough concise information for my course." - Ellie Land, Northumbria University, UK. "It is concise, well thought out, clearly laid out and reader-friendly." - Charles daCosta, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA. "It is very succint and offers quick access to information." Daniel Jacobo, Chaffey Community College, USA.

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"Basics Film-Making: Screenwriting" is the second in the "Basics Film-Making" series and is aimed at both students on film production courses, as well as those wishing to write a short film. The book teaches the key elements of screenwriting through examining areas such as dialogue, sound, setting, shots and structure. It also provides advice to new film-makers on how to market their productions.  "Basics Film-Making: Screenwriting" provides both a practical approach to the discipline as well as a theoretical exploration, explaining why a knowledge of basic film theory is essential to inform and enrich the film-maker's writing. "Basics Film-Making: Screenwriting" explores existing movies to illustrate key concepts and contains exercises designed to test and build on the reader's understanding of screenwriting. The text includes drafts of short screenplay written for the book; taking the reader through the complete process from formulating the initial draft to preparing film pitches.  This is an essential guide to screenwriting and will teach the reader to write and produce artistically satisfying shorts.  Other titles in the" Basics Film-Making" series include: "Producing, Directing Fiction" and "The Language of Film."  

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About Robert Edgar-Hunt

Robert Edgar-Hunt is programme head of Film and TV Production at York St John University. He also practises as a screenwriter and has research interests in creative writing, postmodernism and film directing. John Marland is senior lecturer in Film and TV Production at York St John University. His research interests include the relationship between film and psychoanalysis. James Richards is a lecturer in Screenwriting at York St John University and a freelance writer for television, film and radio as well as journalism and corporate videos. He won a Bafta award and has worked as a writer and script editor on soaps, dramas and documentaries.

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