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“Set Up The Goal Before The End Of Act 1” – And Other Bad Screenwriting Advice

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If anyone tells you the that a screenwriter must set up the story goal before the end of Act 1, avoid their screenwriting advice. They don’t understand drama. I’ll explain in a minute. The internet is rife with advice of all kinds, and I find it increasingly difficult to locate useful gems. If you’re really critical, you could argue that …

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Screenwriting Book Review: Constructing a Story

Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Le Clown et l’Enfant (2017) Language: English Publisher’s Store: https://2ks.co/leclown Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2ICpsGD THE AUTHOR Yves Lavandier took a degree in Civil Engineering, then studied film at Columbia University, New York, between 1983 and 1985. One of his tutors was Frantisek (Frank) Daniel, the same teacher who inspired Paul Gulino, author of “Screenwriting, the Sequence Approach”. During this time he wrote …

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FORMATTING TIP: Superimposed Text + Over Black

So we’ve started a YouTube channel! Steven Miao created the opening video sting and Mukul Kandara helped with setting it all up. Thanks, guys! The channel had been in the making for a long time, but I just have been too busy with clients, teaching and workshopping awesome projects. What I was planning on doing in January 2017 has finally …