So you want to write a movie script?
By David HAGUE
One thing that I haven’t touched on very much in the process of filmmaking production is the art and practice of putting together a script.
I personally use a product called Final Draft to create scripts as this is especially designed for the purpose of scriptwriting (www.finaldraft.com) and this also the world’s highest selling scripting product, but at USD$249 its not cheap.
Other options available include Celtix (http://studio.celtix.com, Fivesporockets, BPC Screenplay, Movie Magic and Trelby. Some of these are free or at best with nominal fees associated, but wait a minute, if you have Microsoft Word, why not spend a little time to learn about the Outlining and Styles functionality and “roll your own”?
If you need to figure out how scriptwriting software works, a good way is to download the demo version of Final Draft and get a feel for it. As a bonus they’ll also send you a bunch of case studies on scriptwriting.
Everyone seems to have a story to tell, so why not give it a go?
And then of course shoot it!
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