ERIC Number: ED131481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Film Scriptwriting: A Practical Manual.
Swain, Dwight V.
Dealing with both documentary and feature films, this book is a guide to using particular tools and procedures in developing ideas and concepts for writing film scripts. Part one deals with the factual, or documentary, film and discusses the proposal outline, film treatment, sequence outline, shooting script, and narration writing. Part two considers aspects of script writing for the feature film, including the film story, the film character, the story treatment, the art of confrontation, the outline, dialogue devices, the master scene script, problems in adaptations, story conferences, the business of script writing, important things to know, and lessons from the pros. The appendix includes a storyboard, suggestions for judging screen time, a bibliography, and a glossary of terms. (LL)
Descriptors: Documentaries, Film Production, Film Production Specialists, Films, Guides, Production Techniques, Scripts, Writing (Composition)
Communication Arts Books, Hastings House, Publishers, 10 East 40th Street, New York, New York 10016 ($14.50 cloth)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A