1 ) Art and technique of stories: creating ideas with an individual balance of art and technique.
1 . 1 ) Artistic sources of ideas: creating ideas without premeditation.
1 . 1 . 1 ) Visualizing a story through music.
1 . 1 . 2 ) Registering a moment idea.
1 . 1 . 3 ) Exploring present, past and future dreams and emotions.
1 . 2 ) Technical sources of ideas: creating ideas with premeditation.
1 . 2 . 1 ) Adaptation of stories in public domain.
1 . 2 . 2 ) Adaptation of historical facts.
1 . 2 . 3 ) Adaptation of facts of personal experience.
1 . 3 ) Plot driven story: external events affect the characters, driving the story.
1 . 4 ) Character driven story: Internal events motivate the characters to act, driving the story.
1 . 5 ) Stories within reality: maintaining the story inside current social and scientific limits.
1 . 6 ) Stories beyond reality: taking the story beyond the current social and scientific limits with the highest credibility possible.
2 ) Developing the basic concept of the script: encapsulating the central idea of the script.
2 . 1 ) The log-line: describing the main character and the main action.
2 . 2 ) The movie poster: describing the image and catch phrase.
3 ) Development and differentiation of characters: creating interesting, different and multidimensional characters.
3 . 1 ) Three dimension differentiation: creating different physical, psychological and sociological elements of characters.
3 . 2 ) Voice differentiation: creating different voices in terms of extension of phrases, emotional tone, degree of rationality etc.
3 . 3 ) Transformation Arc: emotional/rational/spiritual/philosophical evolution of characters.
4 ) Teaser Synopsis: attractive short summary without telling the whole plot.
5 ) Structure of the plot: external and internal events that affect the characters and direct the plot.
5 . 1 ) Basic structure of the plot in three acts: introduction/set-up; development/complication; conclusion/resolution.
5 . 2 ) Plot points: external and internal events that affect the characters and direct the plot.
5 . 2 . 1 ) Attraction point (inciting incident): initial event of impact to attract the interest of the reader and audience.
5 . 2 . 2 ) Intra-act points: advances the objectives of each act.
5 . 2 . 3 ) Transition point of acts: last point of an act and first of the next act characterizing the transition of objective.
5 . 2 . 4 ) Closing point: final event of impact to mark the interest of the reader and audience.
6 ) Script outline: complete outline description of structure and development of the plot and characters in a narrative form.
7 ) Script format: transforming the narrative story in a visual sequential descriptive guide of scenes showing what is seen and heard.
7 . 1 ) Scene local: heading of the scene in high caps, indicating an external or internal local, if day or night and if necessary the climatic conditions.
7 . 2 ) Visualized action: bloc in low caps describing the direct, succinct and objective visualized action and secondarily sounds.
7 . 3 ) Dialogue of characters: lines of characters in distinctive blocs with bigger margins.
8 ) Reading, analyzing and translating produced national and international known screenplays: studying practical examples.
9 ) Trailer Scenes: creating attractive scenes in screenplay format.
1 0 ) First Act: creating scenes of introduction of characters and of the plot.
1 1 ) Second Act: creating scenes of complication of the plot and of conflict of characters.
1 2 ) Third Act: creating scenes of conclusion of the plot and of character development.
1 3 ) Analysis and revision: analyzing the sequence of scenes, the rhythm of development of the characters, the structure of the plot and editing of weak points.
1 4 ) Sale and production of scripts: Hollywood, independent and Internet paths.
1 5 ) Novelization of script, scriptization of novel, publication of novel and script.
ART AND TECHNIQUE OF SCRIPTS