Saturday, January 27, 2007

Interesting Presentation

I'm back to the blog. Sorry it's been so long since the last update.

At the January meeting, AJ Robinson, FWA Central Florida Regional Group Leader, joined us. He gave an enthusiastic presentation about screenwriting. He sited examples from his own writing and and gave examples from movies. We were all scribbling down notes to capture all his knowledge for future use.

AJ made the point that movie makers are always searching for good scripts. The format is extremely important. He went over that with us in detail. Not much detail is needed for scenery and character development is accomplished through dialogue and only brief description. Details are given only if an unusual character trait is important to the story.

The three act format can also be used when writing in other genres, thus making an adaptation possible.

Thank you AJ for your presentation.