June 22, 2009 at 2:47 am #408901
I didn’t know where to put this or who to address this to in a PM, I figured this is where people get started and a script is where I start.
I would like to submit some links for the Resources page. These are from websites that I was given in my recent advanced script writing class in college.
The sooner you learn and use the screenplay format for scripting the easier you will have it later on if you go professional.
(click on the first word of each sentence for linking.)
BBC Writer’s Room A great FREE place to go an look and learn all about writing.
BBC ScriptSmart is a set of script writing templates for Microsoft word. Again these are FREE.
BBC Writer’s room Script Formats is a collection of PDF files outlining all of the most current and industry accepted scripting formats.
BBC Screen Play Format is the most widely used script format. It is accepted as the industy’s standard for all screen play movies. THIS IS A PDF
Celtx is quite possibly the best stand alone script program. 100% FREE with the ability to back up scripts to an online account and access it anywhere anytime.
Doctor Who meets Martha Jones script. This is the first episode of the third series of Doctor Who (2007 not the 1960’s) This is a PDF version of the script that was written for this episode. (from a Who fan, this is a fantastic script.)
BBC’s Get Inspired is a large list of interviews and radio shows with well known BBC writers on where they draw their ideas from.
Every thing that I have linked here is completely FREE. I hope that it helps as I noticed that there isn’t much in the way of script writing here on this site.
I have been and always will be a firm believer in the idea that a script is the most important part of a film, even a 30 second short. Without a script you have no story and without a story you have nothing to film!