This post is dedicated to folks who get confused on when to use Voice Over and when to use Off Screen. VOICE OVER “… and God help you if you use voiceover in your work, my friends. God help you! It’s flaccid, sloppy writing. Any idiot can write voice-over narration to explain the thoughts of […]

Great Scenes: Mix 1

January 16, 2017 0 Comment

Today we’ll look at classic scenes, studying the clips/scripts from famous scenes in an effort to help with your dialogue. Not sure if I buy that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. My hope is you can synthesize how these words look on the page and incorporate them with an original touch in your […]

It’s a movie, now what? In Part 4 in our Micro-Budget series we’ll assume the movie is shot and you’re in Post-Production or the marketing phase. We’ve been using the movie I wrote/produced, Chat, as a case-study. Before we get to Sales Agents and Distributors, some life lessons for the writer as your flick hits […]

My new Script Magazine article just came out: How to improve your screenplay dialogue with one simple exercise. Sound like bullshit? Here’s a piece of it, you decide: “Today we’ll try the overheard dialogue exercise, Part 2. You can check part 1 here. Remember, the goal of the exercise is to pick a conversation you […]

The title says it all. All the damn links I accumulated and have laid on you from 2016, and still there are more! Well, this is it– one last list of screenwriting resources for you to check out from last year. Hope they help. And away we go! Fantastic Film Comment article on the making […]