Loglines and turbo charged logline

  • Logline- A logline is a short description of your story idea, this way you can simplify the film’s story, people, world and what is at stake. Steven Spielberg said that a logline should be less than 26 words.
  • Turbocharged logline- The turbocharged logline is basically the same as a logline but much more interesting.

For the turbocharged logline, we used this for a basic format.

On the verge of some form of stasis or a bad thing happening, a flawed hero has something big happen to them. But when the core/middle of the story happens, they have to learn the central theme of the story before the big bad thing happens if they fail.

Screenwriting tips

  • A clear setting slug line.
  • Describe setting.
  • Introducing characters.
  • Conflict conflict conflict.
  • She filled with a secret.
  • keep it consistent.
  • Dialogue stuff; sentences.
  • Stay away from the nose.
  • Keep it unpredictable.
  • Keep it varied.
  • First line.
  • Language/life.
  • Double hyphen.
  • Fresh slang.
  • Mix dialogue and action.
  • Don’t till me what I have seen.
  • No place for closed questions.
  • Misunderstanding.
  • Style stuff.
  • What is not included.
  • Keep it clear.
  • Oh my god.
  • Keep it punchy.
  • Write first then edit.

Blake snyder beat sheet.

Breaking down movie into 15 beats. 

  • Opening Image. 1 minutes
  • Theme Stated. 5 minutes
  • Set up. 1-10 minutes
  • Catalyst. 12 minutes
  • Debate. 12-25 minutes
  • Breake into two. 25 minutes
  • B story. 30 minutes
  • Fun and games. 30-55 minutes
  • Midpoint. 55 minutes
  • Bad guys close in. 55-75 minutes
  • All is lost. 75 minutes
  • Dark nighy of the soul. 5-85 minutes
  • Break into three. 85 minutes
  • Finale. 85-110 minutes
  • Finale image. 110 minutes

Bit others added

  • Gathering the team.
  • Storming the castle.
  • Surprise.
  • Deep down.

Wants versus needs.

  • Triumphant achieves both.
  • Transcendent needs only.
  • Tragic achieves nether.
  • Existence wants only.

Our wants versus needs.

  • He needs to save his grandchildren.
  • He wants save humanity.
  • He achieves neither.