1. Reggie
    Offline

    Reggie I Like 'Em hot "N Spicy Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2010
    Messages:
    680
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    USA

    Take Three. And Action!

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Reggie, Mar 31, 2011.

    Hello, In case you guys are wondering, I am thinking about writing my story into a movie script instead of a novel. I have the story planned out, and I know what is going to happen next. In the planning stage, I still have a few plot holes (I'm still in the planning stage and is working on filling them up before I start writing the first event in the movie script).


    The thing is, after filling up the plot holes and fixing the story, I'm not sure how to form an outline of a scene. I must analyze the story in small bits (making them into a scene-by-scene). If anyone has written their storyline and finished thier design document of their story/novel, does anyone have any ideas on writing a scene-by-scene outline? This is about the last step I must take before I actually start writing the script. Any ideas are welcome, and I appreciate them.
     
  2. mammamaia
    Offline

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    19,316
    Likes Received:
    1,014
    Location:
    Coquille, Oregon
    get syd field's 'workbook' and follow his guide for structuring a screenplay... it's the best how-to you'll find on the craft...

    if you need help with this, i've mentored many aspiring screenwriters and always have time for one more...

    love and hugs, maia
    maia3maia@hotmail.com
     
  3. Bay K.
    Offline

    Bay K. Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    4
    Take a look at the 'Scripts' section of the Forum to get numerous examples of what to do.
     
  4. Reggie
    Offline

    Reggie I Like 'Em hot "N Spicy Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2010
    Messages:
    680
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    USA
    Thanks for you all's advices on my question. If anyone ever read a script, I was trying to ask what you call it when the camera shot "blur" a character or an object, as if the camera man is crossing his eyes at the object/character.
     
  5. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    You don't put anything that specific into a script. That kind of camera work is a director's prerogative, not the script writer's.
     
  6. mammamaia
    Offline

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2006
    Messages:
    19,316
    Likes Received:
    1,014
    Location:
    Coquille, Oregon
    yup!... ditto that...
     

Share This Page