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Character Development

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Contributed By Glen Berry

IMPORTANT CONCEPTS
  1. Create "Real" Characters
  2. Find your character's motivation
  3. Character Arc is the heart of the story

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SUMMARY

  • Real characters have flaws and are rich in detail. Do your research and background work to discover the true nature of your character.
  • Knowing what drives your protagonist forward is the key to understanding what your story is about and how it will develop.
  • The transformation of the character over time is what we preoccupied with, how our characters overcome obstacles and deal with the aftermath reveals things about them and ourselves.
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LESSON
Premises and Originality
Originality the most powerful weapon of the independent filmmaker, and the only way to beat Hollywood. Your best shot at distinguishing yourself is a creative, original script.
Story Structure
Getting started with the screenwriting process and three act structure. The development of script concepts and screenplay premises are discussed.
Character Development
Character and its role in the development of the screenplay. Protagonists, antagonists, the foil and anti-heros and the relationship to story in the screenplay.
Screenplay Formatting
The critical importance of properly formatted screenplays, how to adhere to that formatting and pitfalls to avoid when putting your concept into script form.
Script Evaluation
Questions to ask when evaluating your script, incorporating feedback and the importance of re-writing.