Jun 272016

writing a short film script. film script ideas

I had two goals for this year – blog and make a film. It seems that wanting to achieve both of these things and work full time may have been too much. There is just not enough time in the day for everything (I struggle).  Yet still I am blogging and I have finally completed my screenplay!

Writing process

I was juggling ideas around in my head for months before I started writing. I was working on another screenplay I wrote last year but in the end I didn’t feel attached to that script (it had pretty images but no substance). I decided to sit down and start writing something new last month.

I wrote in bursts of 1-2 hours when I had time free between blogging, work and life. Honestly looking back this was not the best writing plan, I wish I had dedicated a whole day just for writing my screenplay. By doing this once a week I would have completed it a lot sooner. Everyone is different but I like to write for a few hours at a time, rather than in small bursts throughout the day.

I have a first draft and I will keep developing the screenplay right up to filming. There are some problems with the characters actions not coming across as well as they could. I plan on actually making this film in August so time is ticking.

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The Route to Film Directing

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Coloured screenplays and other notes

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