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Picture Yourself Directing a Movie by Eric Nicholas

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Chapter 1. The Script—Your First Priority

The Script—Your First Priority

THE SCRIPT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT part of your movie. It’s the foundation on which everything is built: acting, cinematic style, locations, audience reaction… everything. You can’t make a great movie without a great script. It’s that simple. And as a novice director, without the icing of big budget special effects and movie stars, your story, characters, and dialogue will be on full display for all to see. If they suck, there’s no hiding it. On the other hand, if your script is well-written, without all the Hollywood noise and flash, your movie will truly shine. Just look at your favorite low-budget indie ...

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