Are you in the mood to do something creative in the confines of your own apartments in Oakland? If so, think about writing your own screenplay! It’s easier than it seems; you can download the free app Celtx for your computer or phone to have the adequate software to plan out what you want to write.
If you’ve always wanted to write a screenplay, whether it be for a feature film or the pilot of a TV show, here are a few tips worth knowing:
1. Each page of your screenplay is approximately one minute of screen-time. So for instance, if you have a feature film that you think will be an hour and a half, it should come out to about ninety pages.
2. Writing a script is always easier when you have an outline by your side that details the beginning, middle, and end.
3. Study new movies, like Off the Record, to get a sense of the flow of films that sell these days.
You don’t have to go out to have fun- you can have a great time entertaining yourself in the confines of your lovely apartments in Oakland. So in the spirit of spring, let those creative juices flow and begin writing your first screenplay today!