Shooting Your Film Before You Finish Writing It

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While we're discussing this writing business, don't forget everything you have learned in this book about the director's POV in approaching a story. And don't forget something else. The reasons we are going on this journey are twofold: to get you an original screenplay that will engage an audience with a story that resonates within you, and more importantly to give you what you need — a lot more experience in directing actors and camera. So, pick a scene you feel very sure must be in your film — say, the first meeting between the two characters in a romantic comedy. Work with the actors to get a scene on paper, and then stage it and shoot it. See if it works when edited.

Depending on what stage you've reached in this process, it is a good idea to think of some of these explorations as being realized fully enough to actually go into the finished film. Thinking this way, of course, imparts an urgency and a reality for the actors, and for you.

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If you have ever wanted the secrets to making your own film, here it is: Indy Film Insider Tips And Basics To Film Making. Have you ever wanted to make your own film? Is there a story you want to tell? You might even think that this is impossible. Studios make films, not the little guy. This is probably what you tell yourself. Do you watch films with more than a casual eye? You probably want to know how they were able to get perfect lighting in your favorite scene, or how to write a professional screenplay.

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