#11 My First Screenplay: Basics: The Scene

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Each new scene has a responsibility to the idea or plot started with, and that is to communicate your idea in a way that is vivifying for the reader and that provides an experience, not a lecture.

Scene launches, therefore, pave the way for all the robust consequences of the idea or plot to unfurl. Each scene launch is a reintroduction, capturing your readers attention all over again.

I start each scene by asking these four questions.

1…Where are my characters in the plot?

2…Where did I leave my main characters?

3… What are the main characters  doing now?

4…What is the most important piece of information that needs to be revealed in this
scene?

The following is a sample from La La Land Scene heading :
Int: Internal
Audition Room: Where
Day: eg not morning or evening

INT.  AUDITION ROOM  –  DAY

Mia’s in that coat, zipped up, looking odd indoors.

All this sounds very simple but it’s a language in it’s own right and if you’ve ever tried learning a language you will know, simple is a word you would never use.

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