style editing


directing a script
It’s perhaps one of the most common script notes readers give, and something that can have the unfortunate effect of making the writer seem a little over-precious: don’t direct the script! This usually involves details of the location requirements and camera instructions such as SLOW MOTION, PAN, DISSOLVE, CUT and […]

5 WAYS TO DIRECT YOUR SCRIPT WITHOUT ACTUALLY DIRECTING IT


exposition
So what is exposition? Sometimes it’s described as “on the nose”; dialogue can be on the nose if it reveals information for the audience’s knowledge. Sometimes it’s overly explanatory of back story, characters’ feelings or character personality traits.  Same goes for action descriptions, which can be expositional if they speak […]

17 top tips for avoiding exposition!