Lesson #1: SCRIPTWRITING
c) FILMMAKING BASICS
When you're an adult, how can
you still feel fresh to learning?!
START WITH BEING CURIOUS & HAVING FUN!
Spend time studying, doing exercises, and interacting with others who are also involved in learning (try doing exercises and readings with family and friends). Then create your own low/no budget short film project or seek hands-on experiences by working on the projects of others (I'll give you leads on how to find other beginning filmmakers).
YOU DON'T START LEARNING BY LOOKING FOR A WIN!
So put aside (for now) the Big Idea for a film
that you've been thinking about for years
that's gonna make you famous!
START WITH ATTITUDE
Impatient-with-yourself-to-get-it- right-so-everyone-will -see-you-are-good-at-it?!!!
How do you get into
a playful, relaxed mode?
Try one of these (32) fun and easy exercises – drawing, cooking, writing, singing and more. You can do most of the exercises in 15 minutes, alone or with friends and family.
Read through all (32)?s. You might not like or get all the exercises. Just find one you want to try and do it!
Your happy becomes:
"Look at what I'm trying!"
Maybe you're interested
in things you never
Even as a beginner on a low/no budget film shoot you'll be right next to everything that's happening and might be asked to help with anything.
Start to understand how the films you love were made even if you never plan to work on a film!
Sometimes it's good not to know
where you're going to end up!
(Essential for non-writers too)
"I don’t think screenplay writing is the same
as writing — I mean,
I think it’s blueprinting"
– Robert Altman, Director
A Script is the blueprint that all film departments work from -- guided by the Director's interpretation of it. Anyone might contribute ideas about how to change it to make it more realistic, exciting, or to match budget constraints.
In Scriptwriting Basics I'll give you lessons and then an assignment to write a 2-5 page Script.
"(Script) Writers aren't exactly people. They're a whole bunch of people trying
to be one person." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
MAKE A FILM BASICS
"THE CREW" SERIES
(An Example To Study)
HOW TO MEET FILMMAKERS WHO NEED HELP