Craft

the theory and practise of screenwriting

 Mark Sevi

How Screenwriters Can Benefit From The Rule Of Three

How Screenwriters Can Benefit From The Rule Of Three

Back when I was a fledgling screenwriter someone told me if something is important, say it/show it at least three times in a screenplay so the audience has can properly absorb and process it. At the time I thought this was because audiences/readers missed important information, or perhaps forgot if it was only mentioned once. […]

 Jim

7 Screenwriting Hacks If You’re Stuck

7 Screenwriting Hacks If You’re Stuck

Hands up if you’ve ever been stuck on a scene while writing your screenplay. Come on. Be honest. The scene that causes you to sweat profusely and gives you heart palpitations. (If that happens, walk away from your computer for a while). Every screenwriter reading this article should have their hand up. You may not […]

 Mark Sevi

Let’s Talk About Subtext In Screenwriting

Let’s Talk About Subtext In Screenwriting

Subtext – n.The underlying personality of a dramatic character as implied or indicated by a script or text. An inner world. A place glimpsed peripherally. Overtones. In screenwriting, subtext is implicit (intimated) versus explicit (stated) – a different layer of intention and depth. Using it expands your toolbox allowing you to say many different things without […]

 Brock Swinson

The Craft of Scripted Podcasting

The Craft of Scripted Podcasting

Scripted podcasting is relatively new, but the art of oral storytelling ages back to the beginning of time. In fact, many early television shows came from radio shows, such as The Lone Ranger, The Jack Benny Program, Dragnet, and Adventures of Superman. Today, some of the most popular fictional, scripted podcasts include Homecoming, Harlem Queen, […]

 Jim

How Games Of Films & TV Shows Provide Powerful Experiences To Players

How Games Of Films & TV Shows Provide Powerful Experiences To Players

Narrative in video games has become a subject of much discussion lately—and rightfully so. Video games can provide some of the most emotionally intense experiences in media because of their immersion of players into digital worlds with rich journeys to discover. What makes video games/computer games unique is the sense of “agency” and control that […]

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