Generating story ideas from photos? (part 2)

September 3, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Photo – Bob Eckhard. ‘Stone slab bridge over simpering stream…’ Those of you who read my last post will know I left you with the task of developing a story idea for each of the 4 photos I took while in Ireland. …

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Generating story ideas from photos? (part 1)

August 27, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Following on from  last week’s post in which I enthused about using a camera for inspiration for when the muse departs, I’d like to explore today how the actual history behind a photo may provide as much of an engaging …

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Bereft of ideas? Reach for the camera!

August 23, 2019
Bob Eckhard

( photo taken close to the source of the River Blackwater which rises in the mountains outside of Killarney.) Okay,  first things first. Apologies for this late blog. Also, for the post I missed altogether last week. That said, I …

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Thinking production – utilising your camera or mobile phone?

August 5, 2019
Bob Eckhard

One of the hardest things with producing anything is doing it for the first time – be that an art collection/installation that will be exhibited, a novel, creating a podcast and distributing it, writing, directing and producing a stage play …

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The ‘how to’ on making a short film

June 25, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Suffice to say that it wasn’t my intention to set up a mini-series on production but having tackled how to produce a stage play last week, I thought I would balance it out with one on producing film. …

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Why you might consider writing a web-series?

April 22, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Let me start by saying that anyone with an interest in making a web series should approach it with a ‘long haul’ mindset. I offer this caution because much as it is a great way to see your writing produced …

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Pros and cons of writing for animation?

March 26, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Okay, this week we consider animation and why you should consider writing it. Interestingly, this time last year I was placed in the finals of the Euroscript Screenwriting contest with an animation film treatment that I had adapted from a …

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Pros and cons of writing and producing a short film?

March 19, 2019
Bob Eckhard

  We continue the series with the skinny on producing short films… Unlike feature films and large scale stage productions, the short film format offers a cheaper alternative for telling story. The best short films have a small cast and …

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Pros and cons of writing for radio?

March 12, 2019
Bob Eckhard

We begin today with the skinny on: how the screenplay you wrote years ago might fare better by being adapted to radio. Often, screenwriters imagine radio to be the poor relation of other mediums such as film, television or stage. Certainly, …

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Pros and cons of writing and producing a stage play?

March 5, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Okay, we begin our short series today with: The ‘skinny’ on how writing for the stage differs to writing for TV or screen Unlike TV and film that incorporate a multitude of interior and exterior scenes, stage plays are usually …

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