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6. Phantom Thread: Finding your muse

From Zero to Hero: Write Your Short in 30 Days • 5m 22s

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  • 7. Avoiding the slush pile: Why your ...

    The beauty of the short film is its potentially small budget. Opt for impressive stories instead of impressive set pieces and keep the logistics of your narrative down to the bare minimum. Every aspect – from the characters and locations to special effects – must be achievable.

  • 8. Make research your BFF, pt. 2

    Some writers have even been along on drug busts with the police, gone into the field with the army, and casually hung out in sex dungeons. These writers produce highly realistic scripts because they spent time in the shoes of their subjects. They’ve soaked up the same atmosphere, experienced the ...

  • 9. WTF is genre, anyway?

    When someone asks you what your film is about, how will you introduce it? Is it a thriller, a comedy, horror, romance, or – lord help us – a bromance?

    Genre is important, and is one of the first things people respond to. You can know whether you want to see a movie within seconds of seeing its...