Ricky Gervais Tells A Story About How He Learned To Write

LB’S NOTE: Speaking of most comedy writing needing to be shorter and funnier, here’s Ricky Gervais proving himself a true master of both.

More “creation stories” can be found at Fast Compajny’s YouTube Channel


How to make your writing funnier

LB’S NOTE: As a producer, story editor, teacher, contest judge, you-name-it, the most common note I’ve given writers is, hands down, this:

Could be shorter. Could be funnier.

Here’s comedy writer Cheri Steinkellner with further details on the “funnier” part. Oh, and notice that as TED TALKS go, this is pretty darn short, y’hear what I’m saying?

Lesson by Cheri Steinkellner, animation by Anton Bogaty.

Found at the TED-Ed YouTube Channel


6 Vital Steps to Scripting Animation

LB’S NOTE: Looking to conquer the animation world? The info in this article from Industrial Scripts could be just what you need to become the next William the Conqueror. (No, I don’t mean William Barr. Sheesh!)

via IndustrialScripts.Com

Have you always had an affinity for animation? Do you have a story idea that you think would be perfect for an animated film? Are you simply finding that your live-action project can’t move forward, and want to see if it could be a match for animation?

Animation is incredible in that it isn’t just another genre of film (in fact, it really shouldn’t be considered a film genre at all) but it is an entirely different medium through which to tell a visual story.

This includes traditional animation methods like hand-drawn 2D animation or 3D computer-generated animation, but also can include stop-motion animation as well as puppets.

We’ve compiled a few things to consider if you are about to embark on the journey of writing an animated film. We’ll ask:

1. Your Story Idea Needs Animation?

What is great about animation is that you will use the standard format for a screenplay. So no surprises there! But let us be clear: not every story should be translated into animation. The medium needs to fit the content.

So consider if your script meets these qualifications….

Read it all at industrialscripts.com

Best FREE SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE for Mac, Windows, Linux | 2020

Yeppers, gang, here it is, a short, snappy, and – we hope – thoroughly expert analysis of the best free screenwriting software available this year. And we don’t even have to read it. We just have to watch.

From the YouTube channel of our very good friends at Script Reader Pro

The Script Reader Pro website is here

All You Should Know About Plot Twists – in Under 18 Minutes

Ready? Knives out!

Discovered at The Closer Look YouTube Channel