Script Break Down

by Michael Neel & Greg Ansin The script breakdown works in conjunction with the storyboards. The script breakdown is the part of the script you’ll be filming from when you say “action” till “cut.” For every shot in your movie. A Story Board from “The Meat Man”. Work from your storyboards to create the breakdown. […]

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Story Boards

by Michael Neel & Greg Ansin Once you have decided on your story, storyboard it in as much detail as possible (SEE EXAMPLE BELOW of what a storyboard can look like). Storyboarding also means including notes and the specific part of the script you will be filming. A binder is a good way to organize […]

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Format

by Michael Neel & Greg Ansin What should I shoot my movie on? First, ask yourself: what is the final broadcast medium of your film? The web? DVD? Digital Theatres? Imax? Because there is a BIG difference in price range in these broadcast mediums. If you still do not know, another question to ask is: […]

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Budget

by Michael Neel & Greg Ansin First off, don’t spend what you don’t have. A film is not worth going into debt for thousands of dollars. The financial return on your film will take years, and creditors want their money sooner. Time to chop up the budget. So to figure out what you need, write […]

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Writing

To start, there many great books, classes, and websites on screenwriting that are fantastic. Check some out – get exploring!

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