2016 – April 23rd – Breakdown Your Indie Script


Price: $250 General Admission  |  $200 ATLFS/GPP Member Admission (or combo with Budgeting Your Indie Script for $400 General Admission, $325 ATLFS/GPP Member Admission)

Paying someone to breakdown your script elements properly is very expensive. Using the tagging function and importing it without doing the actual breakdown work keeps you from an intimate understanding of the work at hand. Plus it never captures everything your breakdown needs, doesn’t allow for finding all the mistakes in script continuity, nor seeing the holes in your story as you dig deeper into the minutia. If you want to be a good producer, assistant director, or production manager, it all starts with understanding this process.

In order to eventually schedule and properly budget your film, you need to break down each scene in your script by its elements. From actors and extras to sets and wardrobe to blood FX and lighting gags, anything and everything you will need on set must be accounted for. This class will teach you how to breakdown a script by hand. No expensive programs or laptops needed. Bring a straight edge ruler, sharpened pencils, an eraser, and a sheet of white poster board. That is all you’ll need to successfully breakdown and eventually schedule your film. Doing this by hand is no more labor intensive than learning to use and input the same information into MovieMagic or Gorilla software. It’s all the same process and the foundation you’ll need for using any software program.


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