Description : Global Scriptwriting offers a look at an exciting new phase in screen storytelling, as writers and directors from all over the world infuse traditional forms with their own cultural values to create stories that have an international appeal and suggest a universality among readers, viewers, and listeners. A unique blend of screenwriting technique and film studies, Global Scriptwriting discusses screen stories as they have evolved through the years, focusing first on the basics of scriptwriting, then going on to afford a more sophisticated look at script via different models of scriptwriting: the Hollywood model, the independent model, the national model, and various alternative models. It examines the internationalization of storytelling, and illustrates how particular innovations have helped national screen stories to international success. This book is the first to incorporate the basics of the classical form with the innovative edge of the last decade, as well the culture specific changes that have taken place outside of North America. It offers readers a view of the enriched repertoire available to writers resulting from the introduction of cultural perspectives into traditional story forms. Specific topics examined include, the ascent of voice, the search for new forms, the struggle between style and content, and the centrality of megagenre.
Description : Cinema is a truly global phenomenon and screenwriters who limit their ambitions to Hollywood can unnecessarily limit their careers. This text provides the practical know-how for breaking into the global marketplace.
Description : Understanding Screenwriting dissects 21 successful and the unsuccessful screenplays. Stempel analyzes why certain aspects of a screenplay work and others do not, carefully explaining the difference between the film we watch and what was, or might have bee
Description : The Technique of Film & Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Analyses of photographs from dozens of classic and contemporary films and videos provide a sound basis for the professional filmmaker and student editor. This book puts into context the storytelling choices an editor will have to make against a background of theory, history, and practice. This new edition has been updated to include the latest advances in digital video and nonlinear editing and explores the new trend of documentary as mainstream entertainment, using films such as "Farenheit 9/11" and "The Fog of War" as examples.
Description : Kallas proposes an original approach to writing for the screen. Both theory and method aims at exciting the imagination to inspire and dramatize stories with thematic richness, emotional depth and narrative rhythm. Accompanying exercises support the book and enable writers to create stories out of emotions and images.
Description : Screenwriters often joke that “no one ever paid a dollar at a movie theater to watch a screenplay.” Yet the screenplay is where a movie begins, determining whether a production gets the “green light” from its financial backers and wins approval from its audience. This innovative volume gives readers a comprehensive portrait of the art and business of screenwriting, while showing how the role of the screenwriter has evolved over the years. Reaching back to the early days of Hollywood, when moonlighting novelists, playwrights, and journalists were first hired to write scenarios and photoplays, Screenwriting illuminates the profound ways that screenwriters have contributed to the films we love. This book explores the social, political, and economic implications of the changing craft of American screenwriting from the silent screen through the classical Hollywood years, the rise of independent cinema, and on to the contemporary global multi-media marketplace. From The Birth of a Nation (1915), Gone With the Wind (1939), and Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) to Chinatown (1974), American Beauty (1999), and Lost in Translation (2003), each project began as writers with pen and ink, typewriters, or computers captured the hopes and dreams, the nightmares and concerns of the periods in which they were writing. As the contributors take us behind the silver screen to chronicle the history of screenwriting, they spotlight a range of key screenplays that changed the game in Hollywood and beyond. With original essays from both distinguished film scholars and accomplished screenwriters, Screenwriting is sure to fascinate anyone with an interest in Hollywood, from movie buffs to industry professionals.
Description : Alternative Scriptwriting 4E is an insightful and inspiring book on screenwriting concerned with challenging you to take creative risks with genre, tone, character, and structure. Concerned with exploring alternative approaches beyond the traditional three-act structure, Alternative Scriptwriting first defines conventional approach, suggests alternatives, then provides case studies. These contemporary examples and case studies demonstrate what works, what doesn't, and why. Because the film industry as well as the public demand greater and greater creativity, one must go beyond the traditional three-act restorative and predictable plot to test your limits and break new creative ground. Rather than teaching writing in a tired formulaic manner, this book elevates the subject and provides inspiration to reach new creative heights.
Description : "This is the essential guide for all aspiring, new and established writers for the screen. It includes hundreds of useful contact detail entries from courses, societies and grants to representation and production companies."--Provided by publisher.
Description : This dynamic resource offers teachers a new way to energize the teaching of writing while also meeting Common Core State Standards. The author draws on his unique background in education and media to provide this all-in-one resource to help teachers use the versatility of scriptwriting to motivate students and support literacy skills across the disciplines. Each chapter covers a different medium, outlining the writing skills required, and providing practical tips, sample projects, standards alignment, and strategies for differentiated instruction. Book Features:The rationale, curricular connections, lessons, and projects to help teachers incorporate scriptwriting into their existing writing curriculum. Suggestions for using assignments in the disciplines to process content and exhibit understanding.Authentic connections to students’ in-school and out-of-school literacies.Easy-to-use sections, such as Why Teach This?, Skills Focus, Literacy Across the Disciplines, and The Writing Process.Robust differentiated instruction, including specific strategies for English language learners and below-level students. QuickStart lesson launchers to help both teachers and students become comfortable—and have fun—with scriptwriting immediately. Appendices with Additional Resources, Revision Checklists, Writing Rubrics, and a glossary of Media and Script Terms. “Gutiérrez brings a wealth of experience and insight on the practices involved in crafting stories using language, images, sound and multimedia. By taking mass media and popular culture seriously, this book adds essential dimensions to learning, literacy and language arts education.” —Renee Hobbs, Founding Director and Professor in the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island. “I am overjoyed to read The Power of Scriptwriting! Peter Gutiérrez’s extensive background makes him the perfect person to provide educators with all of the necessary guidance, tools, and instruction they will need to feel comfortable incorporating scriptwriting into the classroom. This book is a long-overdue addition to the world of new literacy, where media and technology already have our students’ attention. Tell your librarian to get several copies for your professional collection: I highly recommend it!” —Frank Baker, media literacy consultant, Media Literacy Clearinghouse Peter Gutiérrez has worked both as an English and social studies teacher and as a professional scriptwriter. As an educational consultant his clients include Pearson, Scholastic Education, and Sesame Workshop.
Description : Containing thousands of entries covering every aspect of scriptwriting, with provocative articles and advice from leading representatives of the trade, this practical, straightforward guide provides full details on the core markets and the way the television and film industries are going.