Post by Jay Paterson on May 31, 2012 17:39:25 GMT -6
I've never written a script before and to be honest i didn't really think about it much when planning 'The Wolfpack' i just thought it will all just piece together as I've planned almost everything out to a tee but the writing process is so much more than i though (stupid me, i know xD). I study TV Production at college and I've never really done much writing i'm all about the actual production side, like camera work etc. So if its OK with some of you guys, can i use this thread to learn from you by asking questions if i get stuck.
I started writing the teaser today and i feel as though i have got the hang of things. I've read a few shows around the VPN and have learned alot already from you guys.
so i'm gonna ask my first question, you may think this is a silly question but i don't really know what to do..
So, in my teaser i have 2 girl characters, they're only in the teaser as they both get killed off. So i was just wondering do i have to establish them as a character? like i have given detail to what they look like but do they have to have names? They both have dialogue and i was planning on calling them 'Girl 1' and 'Girl 2' but then i thought the reader might get confused as to who i am talking about.
CREATOR The Wolfpack | Dropouts
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Post by Brady Brown on May 31, 2012 17:43:16 GMT -6
To me, I think it is totally fine to establish them as Girl 1 and Girl 2. By doing that, there is no need to have someone actually SAY their names, because it's established they are....girls. But either way actually works, in my opinion. Good luck with your scripts!
CREATOR Reality l The Super Teens l Audition
CO-CREATOR Tomb Raider (with Chris Davis on MZPtv)
CURRENTLY WRITING Audition l 5.11 "World Premiere" The Super Teens l 2.14 "Super Gem"
Yupp, for minor characters it is perfectly fine to refer to them like that. It's a bit like when you watch movie credits and you get to the end of the characters and they're things like 'skateboard boy' or 'crying cheerleader'. As long as they don't have a substantial role in the episode generic names are the way to go!
(For example, I've had a Nurse 1 and Nurse 2, as well as police officer 1 and 2 in EoV. I don't think it's an uncommon thing to do