Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Astro-Zombie

astrozombie.jpgChoose one of the following movie title and write the opening scene in screenplay format:
The Astro-Zombies
The Devil Rides Out
Attack of the Crab Monsters
Barn of the Blood Llama
Body Melt
The Brain from Planet Arous
(These are all real movies by the way.)

If you've never seen a movie script, there are plenty stored on the internet. One site that is easy to navigate and well organized is SimplyScripts.

Over on the left you can choose to have them listed by letter or genre.

Unfortunately not all of the scripts are in the what-makes-it-look-unique industry standard format which will have indented, centered dialog and scene notes (that is noting whether it's interior (INT) or exterior (EXT) and a bit about the scene. A shooting script will also include camera angles and movement, pan, close up, wideangle. And I'm really reaching my limit of knowledge about movie scripts!) Here's the link to Batman that is in industry standard format.

And, if you're finding this interesting, here's a script written in standard format about writing a script in standard format :-)
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