'Milk' Writer Dustin Lance Black Explains How to Write a Screenplay
We've featured some cool shorts from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that have gone behind the scenes of the special effects behind Jurassic Park and also showed comedian Patton Oswalt unleashed on their film archives so he could choose a movie to watch at the New Beverly in Los Angeles. The latest Academy Original is a little more informative though, and it's a must-see for anyone who is aspiring to write motion pictures, or anyone who has a great interest in filmmaking in general. Milk and J. Edgar screenwriter Dustin Lance Black explains his process of writing a screenplay, and it's fascinating. Watch!
Here's the Creative Spark featuring Dustin Lance Black from Academy Originals:
Black definitely knows what he's doing, especially since he won as Oscar for writing Milk. And if you're not already aware, the screenplay is the most important part of the filmmaking process. You can make a bad movie with a great screenplay, but it's impossible to make a good movie without an amazing screenplay. This is one of the more in-depth and extensive looks into the writing process, from the massive collection of notecards to arrange scenes to the long hours spent rewriting the script that already took forever to complete a first draft. It's a painstaking process, but it's absolutely integral to truly great filmmaking. Cool?