Education


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I love learning about all aspects of writing and production. One area I hadn’t ever properly considered before, though, is how transcriptions are done. Being a fan of foreign languages, I often make use of subtitles on TV shows and movies. But it’s not just about subtitles – transcriptions cover […]

The Importance of Transcription in Post Production – guest post by Valerie Randall


4 GREAT PLACES FREE SCREENWRITING COURSES
I love free courses, and with University open learning portals and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) taking off in recent years, we are spoilt for choice! Here are my favourites… SKILLSHARE Skillshare is a subscription-based learning site which I feel offers great value for money if you have many interests […]

4 GREAT PLACES TO FIND FREE SCREENWRITING & FILM COURSES


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This weekend just gone was another fantastic weekend full of screenwriting goodness delivered in bite-sized sessions – London Screenwriters’ Festival of course! As always, I was there to try and live tweet as much as I could for all of you who couldn’t make it. Below, you’ll find a Storify […]

KEY ADVICE FROM 8 #LONDONSWF SCREENWRITING SESSIONS



8 WAYS TO BE ON TOP OF SPEC SCRIPT GAME
WHY MUST WE BE CLUED UP? So you don’t get PITCH SLAPPED! Christopher Boone of nofilmschool.com spent months writing a comedy spec script only to see a trailer for PITCH PERFECT on a news site which was exactly the same story he’d written! Christopher was an absolute trooper about it, […]

8 great ways to be on top of your spec script game!


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Last week we chatted about ways to work towards becoming a freelance script reader. Great! But how do you become a freelance script reader and how do you make it a success? NETWORK – always. Make friends and contacts at events and online. Be there for them and they’ll be […]

10 top tips to be a successful freelance script reader (plus London Screenwriters’ Festival DISCOUNT!)


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My script reading colleagues and I get asked “how do I become a script reader?” a lot. There’s no particular rules as to how to go about it, and answers will vary from reader to reader depending upon their personal experiences. However, there are still universal tips that can help […]

How do I become a script reader? 10 tips for breaking into scriptreading (plus London Screenwriters’ Festival DISCOUNT!)



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When I made my first film, THE CYCLIST, I made mistakes every step of the way, thus providing myself with valuable learning opportunities. The one aspect I would change that would have improved the film from start to finish, from casting to distribution, is the script. I knew the script […]

6 screenwriting lessons I wish I understood before making my first film THE CYCLIST – guest post by filmmaker John ...



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You know you can rely on Kay Mellor for a comfort-watching feel-good feast, and her latest offering In The Club certainly didn’t disappoint. Much like Sally Wainwright, Kay has this wonderful ability to weave a multi-protagonist story across a series and still leave us wanting more. “I’ve always wanted to […]

What writers can learn from In The Club’s series finale… Plus London Screenwriters’ Festival DISCOUNT!





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Day two of the festival, and many more wonderful sessions to choose from! I kicked off Saturday with Julie Gray‘s session on cinematic writing. I was really looking forward to this, because Julie’s sessions last year – You ARE the hero of the journey and Character and structure: twins separated […]

London Screenwriters’ Festival 2013: Day 2!



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So, the biggest screenwriting event of the year just happened! For many of us screenwriters and development/production professionals, it’s an event we highlight in our calendars, anticipate and then appreciate post-event for the energy and inspiration it gives us to keep working towards achieving our dreams and goals. This year […]

London Screenwriters’ Festival 2013: Day 1!






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Welcome to the new location for the Sofluid blog! I have been hard at work over the past week creating this new website, which replaces my previously separate blog, portfolio and writing resources/services websites. It was high time they all learnt to live happily together, and so here they are […]

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