Writing A Great Script Fast: Part 11 Setups & Short Films Plot Points
Story is the hardest thing to learn for most digital filmmakers these days since the technology has become so inexpensive and easy to use. How would you like to write a great script in about 24 hours while learning almost everything you need to know to tell brilliant visual stories for the rest of your life?
"Writing A Great Script Fast" by Sherri Sheridan just went on a story teaching tour throughout the country of China, and is now being used in many of our animation schools and production companies to teach story structure. Based on the bestselling books "Maya 2 Character Animation" (1999 New Riders), and "Developing Digital Short Films" (2004 New Riders /Peachpit/ Pearson) by Sherri Sheridan, the leading world expert on teaching story to digital filmmakers and animators.
This new DV workshop is the most complete story class available today, covering the top 20 screenwriting books by breaking them down into lists of ideas. 1000's of narrative story techniques are presented in an easy to follow step-by-step brainstorming process for writing a visually sophisticated script, with a focus on low budget digital filmmaking. The 253 page Workbook helps you keep all the new ideas on track, and guides you through the exercises in each section. Sherri's head floats talking above multiple layers of video FX graphics, and animated text, explaining the ideas in a visual style that gives us a peek into the future of video classes. Each narrative idea is presented in a short film burst of information, with examples from famous films and brainstorming lists of techniques, ending in a workbook project exercise that builds a script from start to finish fast.
This 20 hour DV class is now being used in 100's of schools around the world to teach story to digital filmmakers, animators, writers and teachers, from grade school to graduate school. Writing A Great Script Fast makes storytelling as fun as cooking, where the techniques become the ingredients you learn to mix and match for a variety of story flavors. Modern filmmakers are now being asked to come up with their own stories to shoot, and this workshop makes that challenge much easier to master."
- CG Magazine July 2008
Sherri Sheridan, Nathan Vogel, Doctor Spook