We have a lot of ground to cover when we write our hour long pilot. We have to set up the world, establish the characters, get the plot going, and build in a story engine - all in 60 some-odd pages. But you know what you don't want to lose sight of while tackling all these elements of a good pilot? Tension.
Building tension in your pilot is often the difference between a viewer needing to see the next episode and clicking over to something else. It's incredibly important, which is why Roadmap has asked Shannon O'Hara to teach this special two week clinic to help us keep the tension high!
This Two Week Clinic Will Cover:
- When to introduce tension in the pilot
- How to keep raising it without being too much
- When to let the audience breathe
- Feedback on your first 10 pages
Shannon has worked at Shondaland on the Creative Content team for the past two and half years, helping on Bridgerton, among their other Netflix shows. Prior to that, she worked simultaneously at Lorne Michaels' production company, Broadway Video, and at Seth Meyers' POD, assisting two producers. She's an avid reader and one day hopes to own four shih-tzus.
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