How To Use Situational Irony In Film

This is the third article, in the short series ‘The Three Types Of Irony and How To Use Them In Film‘. You can read the first one here. In this article, we’ll take a more in-depth look at situational irony in film, and how you can apply it in your screenwriting. Situational Irony in Screenwriting …

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How To Use Dramatic Irony In Film

This is the second article in the short series ‘The Three Types Of Irony and How To Use Them In Film‘. You can read the first one here. In this second article, we’ll take a more in-depth look at dramatic irony in film, and how you can apply it in your screenwriting. But to understand …

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The Three Types Of Irony and How To Use Them In Film

You rush out of bed, late for a meeting.  You throw on the fastest outfit you can put together, and nearly kill yourself cutting through traffic and running red lights to get to work on time.  When you arrive at work, you find out the meeting’s been postponed.  “Seriously? All that trouble… and it’s not …

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The Anti-Hero In Film Explained. Meaning, Definition, and Examples

Everybody loves a good hero like Captain America or Superman. Each choice they make is unwaveringly brave and morally acceptable.  But, what about the heroes in movies without these admirable qualities? Are they the heroes or the villains of the story? The answer is neither; they’re the anti-hero. But what exactly is the definition of …

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Best Online Places To Read Hollywood Screenplays For Free

Any good aspiring writer knows that it’s not enough to watch as many movies as possible – you also have to read as many screenplays as you can, too. But where do you find screenplays online? Not just any old screenplays, we’re talking Hollywood-level screenplays.  There’s quite a few different online resources available for finding …

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The Importance of Connection: 5 Video Storytelling Secrets

Branding is one of the most important aspects of creating video content that you need to keep in mind. After all, strong branding is what turned the iconic Nike ‘swoosh’ logo into an icon recognizable across the entire world. A major attribute of successful video content is proper storytelling. Although this sounds simple in practice, not everyone …

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Motif In Film Explained (With Examples)

Motif in film explained

If you’ve ever studied film or literature in school, you’ve probably heard the term motif before. But what is a motif? And why is it essential to film?  A motif is a recurring visual idea that reinforces thematic elements essential to your characters or story to tell the story in a more subtle yet impactful …

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Review: Arc Studio Screenwriting Software Test

Trouble finishing that screenplay? Maybe it’s your screenwriting software. You prepared your fourth cup of coffee and burned an endless amount of sage, but there are still too many distractions to finally start on that screenplay brewing in the back of your mind With 101 reasons why you haven’t finished your screenplay, finding the production …

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8 Screenwriting Tips and How To Implement Them

Looking for some handy tips to help you with your screenwriting career? Just looking for help finishing your first screenplay? You’re in luck. Today we’re going to review eight helpful screenwriting tips courtesy of a video from Variety and how to implement them into your writing. Here’s a high-level overview of what’s in store:  As …

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What Is Plot In A Movie? Explained With Definitions & Examples

As someone creating films or studying film theory, you know how important the plot of a story is to the overall narrative of a film, television show, or screenplay. But what is the definition of the plot in a movie?  In short, the plot is what happens in a film, i.e. the narrative sequence of …

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