Movies are about getting people to feel, and the tone of your script gives them an indication of how they should feel. Should they feel that it's okay to laugh at a Nun getting killed? An exaggerated example, but if your tone isn't clear you risk sending the wrong message. If you don't present your tone clearly, you will get into all sorts of trouble. Script readers may … [Read more...] about If The Tone Of Your Script Is Wrong…It Could Get Trashed
Don’t let this title fool you. Screenwriters’ should NOT work on-set when their script is being produced. Early spring of this year, I was hired to direct a 6 episode web-series in Dallas. The series already had investors and 2 stations awaiting the footage. To my utter disbelief, the screenwriter was “allowed” in casting, props, and most absurdly, on-set! Obviously, it was a … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Screenwriters’ Should Work On-Set!
This is the third step in our 6-part tutorial on "How To Write A Screenplay" Writing a good scene is one of those processes that at first can seem impossible(tying your shoelaces when you are a kid) but after you’ve done it 100 times it’s second nature. You still remember the steps, they are just don’t think about them 1. What needs to happen in this scene. This is … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Write A Script Scene Like You’re Trying Your Shoelaces