Behind the scenes—the script
Duncan says it's time to rehearse!
You need a script so the actors know what to say.
Here's what I do to make the script:
- First, I think of a plot.
- After that, I think of some creative lines for the actors to say that tell the story.
I usually just have the actors keep the lines in their heads, but I write it down so I can keep track of everything.When I am done with the script, I show it to the actors. If they want, they can make some minor changes to make it better.
When we are done writing the script we try to memorize it, and then we rehearse.
Your movies will have a lot of mistakes if you don't have rehearsals!
Plan the action
You don’t want the actors just to stand around, do you? It's time to start designing actions that will go with your editing and with the script.
The rest of the actions are up to the actors to create, depending on their personalities and acting preferences.
In the final rehearsal, record both actions and words together and try to perfect it. After that, you can start filming...