How to Write Shot Composition Into Your Script

Guest Post by E.M. Welsh

Screenwriters, unlike other types of writers, are forced to do something very difficult. They are supposed to tell a story with images, using only words. Sometimes as screenwriters, we forget that we are tasked with this difficult yet magical feat, and as a result start to forget about the camera that will shoot our project and make it come to life.

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There are instructors who teach the basics of writing a screenplay, and then there are coaches and consultants who illuminate what it takes to build and sustain a screenwriting career. Jen Grisanti, Lee Jessup, and Stephanie Palmer are the latter. These three kickass women in Hollywood know what it takes to give your screenwriting career momentum. They are forthright and honest about the industry so that you’re not facing any surprises. Plus, they understand the industry’s ever-changing climate.

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Have you ever finished a draft of your script, stepped back and wondered what you’re looking at? Sure, it’s clear in your head, but what made it onto the page? Writing is a process of rewriting and revising until your full story makes it to fruition. Getting notes is a pivotal part of the process. Whether you’re in the early writing stages or want an expert evaluation before submitting your script to professionals, WeScreenplay’s got you covered.

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Technology can definitely take away from your writing time (she says as she checks her Instagram). But why not make it work for you? Screenwriting apps help you focus and organize your workflow. Not gonna lie, when I say “screenwriting apps” I actually mean apps that will help you with your writing rather than screenwriting software applications. Sure, there’s Celtx, Final Draft, and Fade In for your iPhone or Android, but writing on your cell seems needlessly tasking.

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