- Action lines (in the script) give the scene a sense of atmosphere. They also give actors and directors guidance about their characters and the tone of the scene.
- The last line is the point of the scene.
- Funnel the scene down to its final point of crisis or tension.
- Subplot characters echo and foreshadow the narrative journey of the central protagonist.
Write a short screenplay for a scene entitled ‘Stolen’.
- Your screenplay should be formatted using this preformated document.
- …should be no more than 1 page.
- …should have a clear climax.
- The final line should define the scene.
- It should contain a major and supporting (subplot) character.
- It should be achievable to film in 8-12 shots (some of which can (and should be) repeated)).
Development & Extension
The 5 act structure and the self contained structure of each act.
- Linking narrative with screenplay writing