It really didn't hit me until the first script read through a couple of weeks ago how important this screenplay will be to the general public. Then, after listening to the focus group and re-writing the script, I got even more excited. And, now, OMG, the auditions are starting to be posted. The exciting part, this time around it is a lot easier for the casting team since we limited this round to invites only - meaning, we narrowed who would submit auditions based on whether or not we felt an actor fit the description of the character. That way, actor's time and our time aren't wasted.
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By Dr. Melissa Caudle
So, please, don't worry because I have several more scripts that I will be casting for in the coming future that have a lot more roles. So, if not last time with The Keystroke Killer, maybe this time for A.D.A.M., and if not, one day with either West Nile Virus, Never Stop Running, The Angelics, Secret Romances, MK-ULTRA, The Lost Disciples etc. I have written more than 15 screenplays and I intend on producing them all.. So hang in there.
Things are improving on the open road and starting to slow down a bit. That's the good news because that means there was less destruction to less homes and lives than Hurricane Katrina. So, I thought I'd share with you another insert from from diary.
- Colored Pencils
- Three-hole Punch
- Two-inch Binder
- A set of dividers
- Hole reinforcers.
|HOW TO BREAKDOWN A SCRIPT|
The book by Dr. Mel Caudle is coming soon!!!
- The first time a Character appears in the script. (Usually identified by all capital letters.)
- Animal involvement
- RED - Actors/Character the first time he or she appears in the script.
- Violet - mark your props (for actors only mark your props that you will use. You don't need to mark everyone's unless you are going to be the 1st AD or prop master etc.
- ORANGE - mark stunts in orange.
- PINK- mark vehicles in pink.
- BLACK - draw a box in black around any special equipment.
- GREEN mark your involvement as an actor of any extras in green.
- DARK PURPLE - wardrobe is usually circled and not used as a color. However, I like to color my wardrobe choices using a dark purple.
- OLIVE GREEN - animal involvement.
- AQUA - I mark all special hair and make-up requirements with an asterisk*** and I'll make the asterisk aqua.
- BROWN - mark all sound effects in brown. That way, as an actor, you won't be surprised by them on set or while shooting.
Now, that you have lined your script, the next step is to re-read the script again. This time, you are going to isolate the days of the script. Some scripts, may only show one week in a life of a character. The film 24 hours only showed one day. The point is you will need to determine by acts, what day it is. The first scene is Day 1. Therefore to the right of the SLUG LINE, write in with your pencil "Day 1." Continue to read and mark your script. Notice where the nights are and when the next day starts. Mark the night scenes, "Day 1/night." You get the picture.
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