shaping your script for cinema
“This is an extraordinary and provocative book... I found his point of view illuminating”
DAVID PEOPLES screenwriter BLADERUNNER
the cut tells the story
... then Ava breaks into a run.
Sprinting in Nathan's direction.
Quiet in the garden.
Soft wind rush.
Moon and stars reflected in the windows of the house.
Ava impacts Nathan, and they fly backwards.
Editing is what makes a movie a movie. Consulting with master film editors including Walter Murch, Juliette Welfling, Eddie Hamilton, and Anne V. Coates (whose insights and wisdom anchor the book), author Greg Loftin engagingly, smartly details the storytelling nuances and tricks screenwriters can learn from their film-editor peers.