At the heart of every good story is…

July 9, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Last week we considered the importance of structure in providing the framework on which each of our scenes hang. Something that is true for writing in any format as it is for writing animation. That said, my experience …

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Animation: Structure is everything!

July 2, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, This will be a short post today as I am in the middle of getting a stage play ready for performance a fortnight today. Interestingly, unlike my comedy farce from earlier in the year, this 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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Producing your own play

June 18, 2019
Bob Eckhard

A few weeks ago, while onlibe, I was asked about the logistics of putting on my play. Now, as my answer on Facebook took rather more words than the small text box would allow, I inadvertently ended up writing a …

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What is the value of a produced script?

May 28, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Apologies if you’re searching for part 2 of the writing for animation mini-series – in my defence, I did say it will be a drip feed over the next two months but I can tell you now that …

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What are the benefits of blogging?

April 30, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Okay, time for a short break from the pros and cons of writing different formats. Instead, let us consider the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of writing a regular blog which (in terms of social media) is a great way to grow your …

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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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What are the benefits of writing a novel?

April 15, 2019
Bob Eckhard

In 2011, with electronic books starting to get published, a moderator on ‘Shooting People’ detailed how several of his e-books made it into Amazon’s Top Ten List. What’s more – within days, a film company optioned every one of his …

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How and why I made a trailer for my TV series – Jaye Swift

April 9, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Following on from last week’s post on the pros and cons of creating promos for our projects, writer and filmmaker Jaye Swift explains her reasons for making a trailer for her TV series. She writes: ‘Several years ago …

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Pros and cons of creating a trailer for your screenplay?

April 2, 2019
Bob Eckhard

In the same way that some writers use mood boards or hand out project flyers to potential producers at screenwriter festivals, the idea of a filmed trailer is right up there when pitching that great idea. Indeed, if the trailer does impress …

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