Lessons from the Screenplay

I believe that a more informed audience raises the bar for storytelling. That examining the techniques used to tell great stories makes your own writing better and your appreciation for the stories deeper.

With Lessons from the Screenplay, I make videos that analyze movie scripts to examine exactly how and why they are so good at telling their stories. Part educational series and part love letter to awesome films, Lessons from the Screenplay aims to be a fun way to learn more about your favorite films and help us all become better storytellers.

I’ll be releasing new videos every couple weeks, and taking suggestions about what scripts I should look at in future episodes.

Latest Video
Adaptation — Unconventionally Conveying the Conventional

Video Essays

Pitch Box

The Pitch Box is a open call for you to pitch an idea you have for a video essay. Interested in the way Kubrick uses color in A Clockwork Orange or how to use dialogue in an opening scene? Tell us what you want to see.

I pitched my idea, now what?

Our goal is to get your pitches made, either by creators or as 8hours original content, coming soon to our site.

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Once your idea gets picked up, we’ll notify you by e-mail!