HOW TO WRITE A SCREENPLAY by Mr. Lucas.
Generally, screenplays (scripts) are written by pouring a character in a situation or a situation in a character.
The most important element is the character.
You must first write a character study. Then you must describe the situation.
Next, you write a one-page story, which must be divided into 3 parts (like a theater play): the beginning, the middle, and the end. A script is generally 120 pages, one page per minute of screen time.
The beginning is 30 pages long; the middle, 60 pages long; the end, 30 pages long. Of course you write the end first: you must know where the story will go.
Next, you write the beginning, and after that, the middle, which is the hardest part.
Certainly, you must include 2 plot points (pages 28 and 88). A plot point is a surprise, where the story goes into another direction. Also, scenes must be connected by transitions (no camera directions please).
For instance, if you finish a screen by closing a door, begin the next scene by opening another door. Wait until the script is finished before you write the dialogues.
Actually, it takes about 6 years, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week to learn how to write a screenplay. If it were easy, everybody would write one!
|Sreenplay, script||guión de cine|
|Theatre play||obra de teatro|
|The hardest||el más duro|
|Plot point||punto de giro|
|Everybody||todo el mundo|