Craft

the theory and practise of screenwriting

 Marshal M. Rosenthal

Bungie’s New Gaming World

Bungie’s New Gaming World

Bungie writer and cinematic director Joseph Staten discusses their 2014 game Destiny and its integration of first-person shooting and social communities

by Marshal M. Rosenthal One of the great thrills of attending the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) comes not from the huge screens showcasing games or even the multi-tiered booths spanning hundreds of feet. It comes from being able to grab hold of those who literally play “God” by creating their own worlds for gamers to […]

 Dr. Rachel Ballon

A Diagnosis

A Diagnosis

Is the problem the script or the scriptwriter?

“What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you.”—Lucius Annaeus Seneca by Dr. Rachel Ballon Is self-doubt sabotaging your writing? Do you become insecure when your writing is rejected or your producer doesn’t like your screenplay? Is your ego and self-worth tied up in your writing? Well, most writers […]

 Mark Miller

I Love Being a Writer

I Love Being a Writer

Except for the writing

by Mark Miller It’s no secret that when it comes to sitting down to actually doing the writing, we writers excel at procrastination. If, anywhere within a five mile radius of the computer, we happen to notice an unsharpened pencil, a window, a refrigerator, a phone, unopened mail, a magazine, something needing dusting, the TV […]

 Rob LeFebvre

The Last of Us

The Last of Us

Creative Director Neil Druckmann is on the leading edge of game design

by Rob LeFebvre Neil Druckmann is the creative director and writer for developer Naughty Dog’s latest acclaimed video game, The Last of Us. Naughty Dog has been popular for making award-winning cinematic games since 2007’s Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and its breakout sequel Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Druckmann started his career in video games as an […]

 Michael Lent

C – H – A – N – G – E

C – H – A – N – G – E

The terrifying six letter buzzword you need to embrace

by Michael Lent Author’s Note: Usually, I write nuts and bolts pieces like “Five Bears You Need to Avoid and Seven Ways to Fend Them Off With Toe Nail Trimmers;” however, since this is the inaugural column of the Creative Screenwriting re-launch, this conceptual piece is my way of saying, “Good to be home.”   […]