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Author Cooper, Patricia, author

Title Writing the short film / Pat Cooper and Ken Dancyger
Edition Third edition
Published Burlington, MA : Elsevier/Focal Press, 2005
©2005
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Contents Introduction -- Part I: Fundamentals: Breaking ground. Chapter 1. Storytelling in general ; Chapter 2. Telling a story in images ; Chapter 3. Using sound to tell the story ; Chapter 4. Discovering and exploring a main character ; Chapter 5. Telling the dramatic story ; Chapter 6. Writing an original short screenplay ; Chapter 7. On revision: Substance and style -- Part II: Moving forward: Writing strategies. Chapter 8. The need for storytelling ; Chapter 9. Visualization strategies ; Chapter 10. Dramatic strategies ; Chapter 11. Characterization strategies ; Chapter 12. More on dialogue strategies -- Part III: Genres: Forming the story. Chapter 13. The melodrama ; Chapter 14. The docudrama ; Chapter 15. The hyperdrama ; Chapter 16. The experimental narrative -- Part IV: New directions. Chapter 17. The opportunity for renewal -- Appendix A. Short short screenplays. Vincent ; Sob story ; Pigeon -- Appendix B. Short screenplays. Another story ; The lady in waiting ; Sleeping beauties ; Description of location ; The wounding ; Dead letters don't die -- Index -- Last page
Summary The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process- from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue- and teaches them how to create a dramatic narrative that is at once short (approximately half an hour in length) and complete. Exercises, new examples of short screenplays, and an examination of various genres round out the discussion. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION: new screenplays, a chapter on rewriting your script, and a chapter on the future of short films. - Publisher
The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process- from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue- and teaches them how to create a dramatic narrative that is at once short (approximately half an hour in length) and complete. Exercises, new examples of short screenplays, and an examination of various genres round out the discussion
Analysis Screenplays Composition (Arts)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Short films -- Authorship
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Screenwriting.
Genre/Form Screenplays Composition (Arts)
Form Electronic book
Author Dancyger, Ken, author.
ISBN 142370827X
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