Filmmakers are commonly taught to focus on story structure, plot, and formula while screenwriting, with scene writing usually falling into the background of the discussion. This lack of attention can lead to scenes that are underwritten or underdeveloped, and that ultimately won’t serve the story as a whole.
In this weeks episode, we shift the focus away from general screenwriting theory, and discuss the granular principles of scene writing – Constructs that are not only designed to push the story forward, but more importantly to evoke an emotional response in the audience. Topics covered include: introducing conflict, writing with theme in mind, creating emotional undercurrents, and much more.
Below is Episode 58: The 5 Key Elements Every Scene Hinges On