Where to find scripts...
Posted 02 March 2006 - 06:18 PM
Posted 02 March 2006 - 07:33 PM
Posted 02 March 2006 - 07:49 PM
Is there any site that has free scripts?
Another fun thing you can do for practice is to shoot scenes from your favourite films:
You can have fun with it, change things where you need to, and best of all, you can see how a 'real' director handled the scene simply by watching the movie.
Posted 02 March 2006 - 09:30 PM
I think anyone writing short films has the intention of personally completing the film, or else they already know who will make it...i'm not sure anyone is just writing them to give away for free. If you're not a writer, find someone in one of your classes who is. Get some creative collaboration going. Then you can say the movie is completely yours, completely original.
If you don't want your movie to be cliche, you're gonna have to be witty somehow. To create a movie that is not cliche is harder than to just desire to create a movie that is not cliche.
Read Syd Field's "Screenplay," it's a great book and it'll give you a ton of direction in the realm of writing.
Posted 03 March 2006 - 05:06 AM
where to find scripts? In your miiIIIIiiiind
You know, I actually respect the poster's desire to direct someone else's story. I think a lot of times ego betrays education and I think it's quite mature for a high school student to think to direct existing material. It's a completely different and very educational process.
I'm not sure Syd Field's book is still such a del facto standard as there are tons of interesting screenwriting books. There's also a couple fantastic sites like www.wordplayer.com and www.scriptsecrets.net and www.thewritersstore.com which offer tons of articles and tips (a book worth at each) for free. Books by Lew Hunter, Richard Walters, How To make a good script great, on and on and on - so many. Adventures in the screentrade will teach you just 3 things - but they are invaluable. Currently I'm reading a book which suggest the entire 3 act structure is wrong - interesting book! Can't recommend it yet though because I'm not finished.
One of the best books I read recently which was aimed at directors but definitely applies to writing was David Mammet's On Film Directing.
Posted 03 March 2006 - 01:55 PM
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:20 PM
Yea, I want to do this just to teach myself as much as I can about filmmaking.
Posted 03 March 2006 - 10:08 PM