Dan Stearns English Composition Report Introduction 09/21/09
Writing a screenplay is a difficult task, not to mention writing a good one. Finding a formula for the greatest screenplay is impossible, but all great films and TV show have certain trends. They all have well-rounded characters that have been created before writing the screenplay, they are all unique, and these characters can be enjoyed by all cultures, for instance, Light Yagami from Death Note. Also they all have engaging tales that show originality, take place in exciting environments, compel their audience with few words such as the machinima Why We Kill, by Skizaine on machinima.com, and makes a statement. Most importantly, screenplays always have good writers also keep their creativity up by watching films, discussing writing with friends, by reading books, and by writing often.
One important concept of screenwriting is to make your characters enjoyable. In order to make a good character, you must think about your character before you write him into the screenplay.
You must also make a good character unique, not a stereotype. Also, you must stay away from a character that is only relevant to one culture. It is imperative that you create your character before you add him into the screenplay. You can't just 'wing it'. You should envision his character traits. A good way to do this is to base your character's traits off of someone you know. In Red vs. Blue, a popular web series created by Rooster Teeth, the main character, Private Church, is very well rounded and as such is a remarkable character. His essence didn't change through the series; it stayed the same because they knew what Church was going to be like before they put him on screen. Doc, another character form the series, is...