What to do first when writing for a short film?

  1. bucker98 profile image60
    bucker98posted 6 years ago

    What to do first when writing for a short film?

    My friend asked me if I could be their write for their short film about getting rid of drugs. Although their high hopes for me are a little bit encouraging, the fact remains that I've never written a short film before. So my question is when writing for a short film, do you have to go straight for a script or do you have to focus only on the plot first?

    Thanks a lot!

  2. mitowrite profile image77
    mitowriteposted 6 years ago

    Whether or not you should start writing a script first or focus only on a plot, I'd say whatever works for you is best. I personally wouldn't just focus on the plot. What I typically do is write down all ideas I have the the story, including dialogue, and start from there. If you're still stuck, draw from personal experience and/or anything you know about your subject. Hope that helps big_smile