Planning Ahead

It’s a brilliant idea and sure to be a cinematic masterpiece. You can’t wait to start shooting and allow all those stunning ideas to unfold for the camera. Great! But first, take a moment to slow down and let’s do a little planning, you and I.

Creating a story is a wonderful experience. Then, to see the concept you had unfold on the screen — be it wide or television. But most people who have a terrific idea never see it come to fruition. Why? Simple — they never complete pre-production.

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Planning Ahead

One of the first things you need to do as you begin pre-production is to breakdown.

No, not you! The script.

Your screenplay needs to be broken down. That means reducing the script to those elements that will effect production.

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