Screenwriting Webinars by Syd Field
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In his last interview on November 8, 2013, Syd spoke about his passion: “The whole purpose of my teaching is to inspire people to access their own creativity, that mission has driven me forward all the way from the beginning. Let people know, and give people the tools to access their own inspiration, and then they’ll do the rest.”

Syd dedicated his life to teaching, and wanted to ensure that his screenwriting method would live on to empower many new generations of writers. In his memoir, Going to the Movies, Syd wrote:

“To me, film is a language that speaks directly to the heart. When I see a movie I like, I can talk endlessly about the visual brilliance of the director, the great acting of the actors, the broad sweep of the photography, the poetry of the editing or the ingeniousness of the special effects. But when I get right down to it, there’s only one thing that holds the whole thing together. And that’s the story. Ideas, concepts, jargon, analytical comments, don’t really mean a thing. Whether the movie proceeds in a straight line or a circle, or is fractured and splintered into little pieces, doesn’t make a bit of difference. Movies are all about story.”

As Syd always said, “Good writing!”

Warmly,
Aviva Field
President
The Art of Visual Storytelling
A Resource Website for Screenwriters & Storytellers