We all love Pixar and can agree that they have created some of the best stories with amazing characters. Below is their formula. Yes, you heard right they work off a formula!
One of my favorite is #4:
Once upon a time there was _________.
Every day, _________. (Until) one day _________.
Because of that, _________. Because of that, _________.
Until finally _________.
Try it for your screenplay! If your story is solid, you will have no difficulty to pluck in the blanks.
Screenplay Writing Lesson #5: Use Pixar’s Process
The most successful movie-making entity right now is Pixar.
Just about every movie they make is a hit.
The inside scoop on Pixar’s development process was dished by Emma Coats, a director and former storyboard artist at Pixar who created a now-famous list of 22 Rules For Phenomenal Storytelling. Dino Ignacio, a UX Director created a series of image macros of the 22 rules using images from Pixar movies.
How many of these rules did you use when constructing your script?