LET’S MAKE A MOVIE CLASS
Here’s a link to the script the students in the class voted to choose:
We are still looking for a student to play the female lead (Julie). So if you want to be in the movie, please email Nils at: Nilsosmar@gmail.com
The assignment for folks acting in the Let’s Make a Movie class is to memorize your lines as well as you can, before next week. Also be sure to bring your costume to class.
LAST WEEK’S ASSIGNMENT:
Hi everyone, it was nice meeting you in the Let’s Make a Movie class yesterday.
For this week’s assignment, if you are working on a script for the class, remember that the deadline to email in scripts is Thursday at midnight. Email them to: Nilsosmar@gmail.com
Remember that screenplays are not stageplays or radio plays. They use action rather than dialogue to tell the story. If you find yourself writing huge blocks of dialogue (more than 25 or 30 words max), be sure to go over it and edit it so they’re shorter, before submitting it. Here’s a script you may want to look at, to get an idea of how much dialogue and text there typically is in a screenplay:
Note: You do NOT have to format your script (in terms of indenting, etc.). In fact, it is better NOT to, unless you have been trained in how to format scripts. People who try doing it on their own, without formatting software, almost always get the formatting wrong, and put in incorrect formatting which has to be taken out. If you do want to format it, you can use free software such as Celtx. But if you don’t, just lay it out like in the example below:
- Start with FADE IN
- Start every scene with INT: for interior or EXT: for exterior
- Keep both dialogue and descriptions concise.
- Remember to write a role for every actor who wants to be in the movie.
- If you have professional script formatting software, go ahead and format it. Otherwise just left justify it. Please do NOT format it by indenting or centering dialogue unless you are using formatting software. Just type it like the example below.