Ever wondered how other people write the scripts for films and TV? Here’s a 7 minute video of interviews with a range of awardwinning screenwriters, put together by BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and without further ado, here it is….
What is your writing practice?
What do you do in a writing day?
Should you write about areas you know about from personal experience?
What happens during adapting a book for screen?
When do you let other people see what you’re writing?
Do you need any script when you’re improvising?
Advice for new writers? (Keep going! Watch films/tv which has writing you admire)
So, if you are an extreme fan of the film – or you just love living life to a dramatic soundtrack – then put this on in the background and live life as imagined in Austria in the 1940s.
Incidentally, I heard about this from Kate Young, a lady who bakes based on characters in books – from her Twitter feed – so it all fits perfectly within the remit of this blog – the arts interacting with life. Here: cookery, writing, music, film, audio.
Kate’s book “The Little Library Cookbook” is published this October – details here:
Today, I saw the most amazing wee gem of an animation at the Edinburgh Film Festival, among a showcase of short animated films, for the Maclaren Prize.
It is animated typography. It was joyous and positive and exciting, and completely stood out, for me.
The Director/maker adds this info:
Amy Johnson worked as a typist for a firm of solicitors before her record- breaking solo flight from Croydon to Australia in 1930. This film has been created with an Underwood 315 typewriter as a celebration of her journey.
Lizzy Hobbs is a name to watch, for future animation.
Note: the Maclaren prize is after Norman Maclaren, the great Scottish animator who made so many great works in the National Film Board of Canada. You can see his joyful animation “Begone Dull Care”, posted on this blog, last summer here.
Bette Davis, American film star of the 1930s, 40s and 50s was also famous for being forthright, a freethinker and demanding on set. In this interview, she is questioned by another intelligent and witty person (Joan Bakewell) – and the result is nine entertaining minutes.