Daily Dose: Writing Skills

Short films are a great tool for screenwriters, but their rules are different than a feature length film. Knowing how they differ is important if you’re looking to enter your script in a contest (BlueCat is the best), get it into the hands of a up & coming direction (film schools always need scripts), or film it yourself.

One solid rule: It’s all about the Ending! However, the good folks at Script came up with seven rules.

“How to Make a Short Film: 7 Simple Secrets for Making an Outstanding Short Film” by Timothy Cooper

While the article comes at the topic from making a short film, it all relates to writing the script. The only rule I’d challenge is #7, about making an ‘optimistic’ film. Hmm…

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