- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: CREATIVE ESSENTIALS (12 Jan. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1842435019
- ISBN-13: 978-1842435014
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 219,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Short Films: Writing the Screenplay (Creative Essentials) Paperback – 12 Jan 2012
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About the Author
Patrick Nash is an award-winning writer of both short and feature length screenplays. An award winner in Hollywood's Page Awards and a runner up in the British Short Screenplay Competition and BBC's Tony Doyle Awards among others, he has worked on short films and short film selection panels and juries with the Oscar accredited Foyle Film Festival, the UK's only Academy accredited film festival.
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Many books cover short filmmaking in general, but because they treat everything equally (script, funding, filming, distribution etc), you tend to think everything *is* equal, but it's not. The script, that's the story in written form, is everything. This is the only book I've seen that respects that belief, and gives you hints on how to make good on it.
See me at the BAFTAs or Oscars!
Nash knows his subject intimately, being an award-winning short screenplay writer himself, and also an adjudicator at an Oscar-qualifying short film festival. So he has the experience of having studied an enormous number of short films at first hand.
Starting with the history of the form, he outlines the significance of the short screenplay, particularly today -- as a career stepping-stone in a ferociously competitive industry.
In fact, this is the great power of the book. It takes the acolyte through every step of the writing process -- story, structure, format, character, conflict, emotional content and dialogue -- not only in sufficient detail to qualify it as a comprehensive pocket introduction to feature writing as well (no mean feat!) but does it with an easy, down-to-earth style that makes the book a pleasure to read. And follow. And, most importantly, absorb.
More than that, the author explores in detail the entire raison d'etre for short script writing, explaining the ways it facilitates new writers' entry into the business, and guiding them through the competition entry process, and also in how to prepare themselves and their work for promotion to the market.
He also includes three award-winning short scripts (two Oscar-nominated) with interviews analysing the techniques and development of the projects.
Throughout, the book is lucid and concise -- only to be expected from a writer expert in the short form -- but it is also warm, affirmative and thoroughly encouraging.
You feel you're in safe and very capable hands. And you come away not only confident that 'you can do it' -- but eager to get at it right away.
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