Visualising & Developing your Scene

This week is all about developing your ideas further into something that will work for the screenplay format.

Lesson 1/2

As we know the screenplay is a visual script and the really successful ones are those that allow an image to be painted for the reader – so that they can SEE what the screenwriter is intending.

Because of this it is essential that you have an idea of the visuals that you are going to include.

We will be creating moodboards full of images of:

  • characters,
  • settings,
  • props,
  • costumes,
  • colours,

… etc etc that will allow you to show what you want your screenplay to look like.

Here is a really excellent example from a previous student. You should be aiming for at least 20/25 images and you can present these as below or in a one page collage.

Lesson 3

Once you have got a more visual idea of your scene it is time to start developing it in more depth and detail, considering what will happen step by step and what the audience will SEE and how the scene will unfold.

Use this document to start developing this. Once you have completed this you should start plotting out your scene step by step using this document.


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