The fourth in my (long-delayed) series of screenwriting scriptcasts showing how I'd rewrite scenes. This one focuses on dialogue, using an actual scene from Lance Edmand's Bluebird. (With his blessing.)
Because it's a longer scene than the others, there's more scrolling. You may want to check the before-and-afters in scrippet form posted at
This is Lecture #1 from the New York Film Academy's online screenwriting course. In this lecture, instructor Claude Kerven begins to talk about plot structure and the essential elements needed to create a good story.