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We challenged screenwriter Emily Carmichael to write a scene on camera–in seven minutes. Emily talks through her process and takes us into the mind of a screenwriter. She had only seven minutes to write the first draft, five minutes to write the second draft, and three minutes to write the third draft–see what she ended…

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We challenged screenwriter Emily Carmichael to write a scene on camera–in seven minutes. Emily talks through her process and takes us into the mind of a screenwriter. She had only seven minutes to write the first draft, five minutes to write the second draft, and three minutes to write the third draft–see what she ended up with.

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    Vanity Fair

    May 3, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks for the love for this video! A few things:
    1) Emily used Final Draft 11.
    2) Many people have asked us about the length of the video — the clock was paused every time we asked Emily to explain what she was doing.
    3) What movie genre should we do next?

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      Lord Slamzer

      May 12, 2019 at 2:35 am

      Drama/Crime

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      Bianca비앙카

      May 12, 2019 at 11:12 am

      Coming of Age

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      idk kristin maybe

      May 12, 2019 at 2:59 pm

      Romance!

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      lia sing

      May 12, 2019 at 6:28 pm

      Horror or Thriller !

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    mensa

    May 12, 2019 at 2:33 am

    I loved this, learnt so much !!

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    Hi Bye

    May 12, 2019 at 2:37 am

    The typing is so ASMR

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    Ameer.T .A

    May 12, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Her skin is so white, she blends with the background

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    Axel

    May 12, 2019 at 3:06 am

    This is a reallly good video

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    Normal Dingus

    May 12, 2019 at 3:28 am

    I think I can type faster

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    Nancy X

    May 12, 2019 at 3:41 am

    I really want to know more about this sci-fi world…

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    Elizabeth

    May 12, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Do this with horror!

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    Emma

    May 12, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Episode vibes… if you know you know

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    u a hoe x

    May 12, 2019 at 6:07 am

    You should let wattpad authors write next time

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    OK AMANDA

    May 12, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Her grammar and punctuation game isn’t that hood

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    xsx gax

    May 12, 2019 at 6:57 am

    I cant help but think of Guardians of the Galaxy..

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    Tiago Masseti

    May 12, 2019 at 7:50 am

    This is one of the best things in the history of Youtube. Please make more of that.

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    Grace Tober

    May 12, 2019 at 8:42 am

    The thing I find most interesting is how different screenwriting is compared to writing something like a book, pretty cool!

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    The Egg

    May 12, 2019 at 8:56 am

    *instantly searches up in Youtube…*

    _how to type like a experienced writer_

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    Redccat

    May 12, 2019 at 9:06 am

    now I wanna see some people act out this scene.

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    Axel Perez-Bonilla

    May 12, 2019 at 9:31 am

    This is incredibly inspirational. I am honestly so impressed — usually sit at the computer for a long time before I even think about what I could possibly write next.

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    Ale Glass

    May 12, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Now rewrite season 8 of Game of Thrones, 7 minutes is more than enough to make it better.

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    feather fury

    May 12, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Still better writing than riverdale

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    Shakov Skanton

    May 12, 2019 at 11:26 am

    based on her movie credits, shes not one of the “good” writers…

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    idk kristin maybe

    May 12, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Jeez. I couldn’t even complete an essay in an hour.

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    Ted Jiang

    May 12, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    what software is she using?

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    David Nasr

    May 12, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    You should’ve gotten a director to bring this to life in a certain amount of time, like 30 mins each scene

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    Jacoby Jupiter

    May 12, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    THIS!!! Is what I’ve been waiting for all these years. Someone going through the process and watching and listening to someone gives me so much confidence and assurance that I’m not alone at staring at the blinking cursor on the screen.

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    LpsSmartSpot616

    May 12, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Why does remind me of episode?

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