literary expression of the story, characters, actions, locations and tone of your film written in specialized dramatic script format
process of working and reworking film's story material
very brief outline of basic elements involved in story
prose description of the plot
dramatic event in which the action, decisions or revelations of that moment move the plot forward
step outline/beat sheet
one sentence describing each scene or each narrative beat
first complete version of the narrative in proper screenplay format.
last version of the author's draft before being turned into a shooting script
version of screenplay you take into production
externalize and reveal the internal through actions, dialogue, and visual context
dramatic moment that has unity of both time and location.
stage directions. always written in present tense. where most creative writing takes place
performers who do not have a dramatic role in film
implies character is present in time and place of scene but not visible
implies that person speaking is not speaking from that time or place
defined through actions
way in which a person presents himself to the world
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