Weekly Production Tip #11 - Writing Dialogue 1 - Raindance

The basics of writing dialogue.

Dialogue has 2 basic functions:

1) To help move the plot along

2) To help develop characters

As the era of silent films will show, there’s no problem with having absolutely no dialogue in a film; it is, however, a useful tool screenwriters can use and when used properly it can be the most memorable quality of a movie.

In the video below we cover the basic function of dialogue, as well as a fundamental mistake screenwriters make when writing it: trying to make it sound realistic.

Movie characters don’t talk like people in real life. Get over that and a whole world of possibilities opens up to you.

Watch our video to find out more about writing dialogue!




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