There have been debates about whether a Christmas advert made for just £50 is better than the John Lewis £7m Christmas advert featuring Elton John. We know that budget doesn’t matter; it’s all about how you deliver story – so we’ve broken each advert down into their five acts.
Perfecting the structure of a story makes the difference between a good idea and a successful piece of screenwriting. In this one-to-one session, the John Yorke Story team work with a screenwriter as she masters some of the core elements of five-act structure: inciting incidents, moments of hope and despair, and the point of no return.
Giving notes on writers’ scripts is an essential part of a script editor’s job, and the creative process as a whole. It can also be a delicate procedure. Here, we’ve put together our experts’ list of dos, don’ts and other tips to help you work well.
Chelsea Morgan Hoffman, tutor on John Yorke’s Story for Screen online course, takes questions on 5-act structure, how to perfect a professional outline and how your themes might change dramatically throughout the writing process.
In our exclusive forums students share their work, receive feedback, and can ask the tutors questions. A Storytelling for Screen (Drama) participant was having trouble perfecting the treatment for her script, and, as always, tutor Chelsea Morgan Hoffmann responded with some truly elucidating advice. Read on for a sneak peek of what students on the courses can expect.