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Noam Kroll Backlot 2023 Film Incubator Month 2

·2 mins

Noam Kroll spent some time going over his process of translating the treatment into a first draft screenplay. The overall feeling is that things will start to progress much more quickly after this month. 

The weekly breakdown for this month looks like this:

  • Week 1: Create “Treatment To Scene” breakdown, write opening scene
  • Week 2: Complete 25 pages (5 pages / day x 5 days / week)
  • Week 3: Complete 25 pages (5 pages / day x 5 days / week)
  • Week 4: Complete 25 pages (5 pages / day x 5 days / week)

Now for myself, this breakdown is going to look a little different for my concept. The film I’m making is going to be a short, not a feature. As such, 25 pages would be greater than my total pages. I’ve adjusted my plan below: 

  • Week 1: Create “Treatment To Scene” breakdown, highlight visual motifs in each scene
  • Week 2: Refine “Treatment To Scene” breakdown, emphasize theme in each scene, write opening scene
  • Week 3: Complete 25 pages Screenplay Draft 1 (5 pages / day x 5 days / week)
  • Week 4: Complete 25 pages  Screenplay Draft 2 (5 pages / day x 5 days / week)

Some of the creators from The Backlot Community are planning an open Zoom call to present our concepts for critique. I hope to make that meeting, and gain some good insights into strengthening my concept.