Inga Pelosi Leighton, Author at The Open College of the Arts
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To plot or not to plot

Plot is possibly one of the most overlooked aspects of scriptwriting: coming up with the right idea, developing complex and captivating characters, creating a structure, building conflict are usually every writer’s priority, before sitting in front of the screen and starting to type. 

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Writing Great Visual Descriptions: Less or More?

When practicing writing visual descriptions, the scriptwriter works towards applying the few technical rules that are required by scriptwriting standards: scene heading with indication of time and space use of active verbs in the present tense brief paragraphs no camera directions describe only what can be seen and heard Their application aims at shaping the […]

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What is conflict?

When talking about conflict in scriptwriting, we don’t simply refer to the central ‘battle’ between our main character and their antagonist force.  Conflict is also in the skilful crafting of contrasting sensorial elements, weaved into the scenes; it becomes a contrast of sounds, insertion of small elements of disturbance, use of light and shadows. 

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Interactivity and scriptwriting: Who is the storyteller?

In the last few years there have been an increased number of interactive films enter the mainstream film market, acclaimed by some as the new frontier of entertainment that will soon become the new normality.  As a screenwriter and lover of “traditional” filmmaking, I had to dip my toe into this and find out what the appeal is all about.

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