Personal Scriptwriting: Beyond the Edge

Up until this point, we have primarily been discussing the scripts for feature-length theatrical films written in standard screenplay form so that others might direct them. However, with the growth of alternative sources of funding and the low-tech production opportunities afforded by Hi8 video, super16, or even Fisher Price Pixelvision, we are seeing an explosion of productions of varying lengths, intended for a wide range of audiences, many of them written to be directed by the writer. Although some of these are so personal as to be elaborate home movies, others have demonstrated new ways to speak from experience and, in so doing, they have redefined our notion of the possibilities of the personal ...

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