In an exclusive question and answer session, our Storytelling for Screen students quizzed tutor Chelsea Morgan Hoffman on what you should send out with your finished script, different writing styles and how to avoid telling the audience too much.
You’ve written your story, now how can you test whether or not it’s as good as it can be? In Into the Woods and on his online courses John Yorke recommends asking 10 questions to check you’ve got your story straight: an approach as relevant to business, science, marketing and tech stories as it is to dramatic narratives.
Feel like you’ve written the next Citizen Kane, but no one seems to care? In the second of our Q&A sessions, students on John Yorke’s Storytelling for Screen course chat with tutor, director and editor David Roden, learning inside information on how to get their work noticed, the pitfalls of writing something that seems that little bit too familiar, and why you should stay on your script editor’s good side.
How many times have you begun a script with dreams of grandeur, only for it to peter out, and end up half written with no direction? In the first of two Q&A sessions, students taking John Yorke’s Storytelling for Screen online course talk to tutor, director and editor David Roden about the importance of script structure, the necessity of passion, and Jackie Collins’ secret to success.
What role do scenes play in the larger purpose of your story? Aspiring TV drama producer Radica Anikpe has a eureka moment on the Storytelling for Screen course: scenes are the key to propelling a story forward and cracking character, and it’s as easy as maths!