I am afraid to say that you’re a very hard man to get hold of, so I’ll explain the process of making a movie first:
1. The plot
In a script there are certain elements of the story that must be addressed first before you work out the rest. The first step is the introduction of the characters and what the story involves. What are our main characters’ stories? What are some aspects of their life we can learn from them? Then you can start work on the rest of the story. That could be a few thousand words (or at least a lot of them!) of dialogue, and the scene with the main character. You will do this because you know that most people who write a script and read it will have a certain understanding of the stories they would give to a director. By telling them to you in advance, you will be able to give them some ideas what would make the story work, and help them to keep it moving.
2. Actors’ lines
We must know the main character’s name and what they are supposed to be feeling – what does it mean to be angry? What is their objective? Who is on their side? Why does he do it? When they do it what do they feel? When they are angry how do they look? Do they take pleasure in it? When they hate it, can they accept it? When they understand it they can accept it? All these questions will be answered by one or two actors’ lines (which could be a very small one or a whole one of them). Sometimes you can be very patient and wait and listen and work on the lines until they become quite clear; or you can go straight to the actor and you can hear a very early draft in your head.
Location is important. Your protagonist must be near or very close to whatever will interest them. It must be possible to shoot the story there, and you must know which street and the houses there are. You should know the weather, what is around; you have to know exactly where they live. You might even use cameras to take a sample scene or two and use them to write the rest. You should know where the audience will be because they will be there. And yes, you do need to know where the actors live in a city or towns or counties. I don’t want to use this word but it really does apply to location, because that’s where you are shooting from.
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