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Re: The 'How To Write' Thread
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2014, 04:49:13 am »
Thanks for the update. This looks to be a very practical tool and something I could get on board with. This is nothing like Dramatica Pro. Thought they were the same type of program, just dressed up differently. Will definitely be looking into this a bit more.
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Re: The 'How To Write' Thread
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2014, 06:49:20 am »
I will warn you though that the program is only as organized as you are.  When I opened that file, all it was was "Drafts" and "Research."  I had to make all those categories.  And in fact, since this screencap was taken, I integrated all my random notes for this idea, including characters, and it got BUSY!  But I worked out the Work/Play/Fling structure from Nip/Tuck and so now I"m organizing all the random scenes into those categories (I don't have anything for the mob side of this... I need some good mob action movies to watch!)  I can't really go into too much detail/examples without starting to give away with the project is, though (although I will say to me, it's fairly obvious).
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Re: The 'How To Write' Thread
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2014, 10:09:59 pm »
22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer

From the master himself. If you can't find one thing to take away from this, then you shouldn't be attempting to write at all. This is something to keep handy at all times should you get discouraged. All Hail KING!
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Re: The 'How To Write' Thread
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2015, 05:37:49 pm »
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Re: The 'How To Write' Thread
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2016, 10:10:23 am »
Independence Day (1996) Beat Sheet



We have been discussing the upcoming Sequel the past couple of days here and ironically enough, I just got the Beat Sheet for the Original delivered into my Inbox 5 minutes ago from Save The Cat.
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Re: The 'How To Write' Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2016, 11:07:07 am »
So what is a beat sheet and who, how, where and why?
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« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2016, 11:31:56 am »
Beat Sheets are what Hollywood Producers like to use when it comes to putting together a script. They are under the impression that every movie made has these particular plot points, hence why the criticism of every movie looks and feels exactly alike. There is no deviation. Now, the trick in writing a script is to deviate enough to create something "original" while keeping the suits happy as long as their beats are met. Another way of looking at Beat Sheets is a 'Paint-by-Numbers' approach. Some say this is cheating while others use it as a guideline to jump-start their own scripts when they have a severe case of writers block.
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Re: The 'How To Write' Thread
« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2016, 01:10:37 pm »
I learn something new everyday with you guys.
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Re: The 'How To Write' Thread
« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2016, 09:48:09 am »
Aaron Sorkin's Screenwriting MasterClass | Official Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujdVdQkw24M

I just saw this yesterday. I never watch ads on YouTube, but as soon as this ad started, I was hooked.
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Re: The 'How To Write' Thread
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2017, 06:55:14 pm »
Breaking Bad Crafting a TV Pilot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbMgYMY9Ryw&t=625s

This popped up in my Suggestion Feed a couple of months back, but for whatever reason, I didn't click on it. I think I was searching for something else at the time and thought I had saved this for later. Anyway, just watched this and the deconstruction is spot on and learned some things that I never really thought about. There is a lot to take away from this. I see myself going back and watching this from time to time in the future just to remind myself of what I want to do with my writing. Great stuff here.
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Re: The 'How To Write' Thread
« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2017, 06:58:11 pm »
Rogue One vs. The Force Awakens The Fault in Our Star Wars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsIQa7sH5_Y


Checking this guys channel, looking for more stuff to chew on, I came across this one. Another great Character Vs Character analysis that I didn't even pick up on while watch either flick. This gave me a lot to think about and incorporate into my writing moving forward. Yes, this guy is the same guy that does the Breaking Bad breakdown from the previous post. There are a lot more videos on his channel that I'm already looking forward to watching.
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Re: The 'How To Write' Thread
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2017, 07:35:17 pm »
Great channel, I watched a couple of those.  Really encapsulates the issue I had with Rogue One.

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Re: The 'How To Write' Thread
« Reply #42 on: July 22, 2017, 05:15:58 pm »
Game of Thrones How to Evoke Emotion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgZXDeGjf84&list=WL&index=21

This is a fantastic breakdown that made me look at this in a completely different light than I originally did.
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Re: The 'How To Write' Thread
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2017, 08:53:41 pm »
Terminator 2: Why the Sequel Works

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsnsJ69_E-Y

Seems like EVERYONE is jumping on the T2 bandwagon for the re-release. Can't blame them. Anyway, this is a pretty good analysis that breaks down characters and their motivation. This could have easily been posted in the Writing Thread given the depth the video goes in to. Matter of fact....I think I'll post over there as well.

EDIT: Double posting this from the T2 (DVD) thread.
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Re: The 'How To Write' Thread
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2017, 05:41:11 am »
Broad City's weird and wonderful world of jokes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABUuFJU71PY&list=LLTVgXy5pOO9ff20O1Z1QPMw&index=5

This isn't really a "how to write" video in the traditional sense. But if you watch it, you will definitely learn about how and why Callbacks, Running Gags and Easter Eggs work, which in turn is going to make you a better writer. So, for that very reason, it belongs here. FYI, if you have never seen Broad City, you are missing out. This is funny stuff. Season 4 just started. The above video not only uses Broad City for examples, but it also includes Arrested Development and Seinfeld.
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