Script Breakdown 101

A Script Breakdown is an important filmmaking process that allows you to determine and list out every single element needed to prep, schedule and budget your film production. It’s an incredible tool to determine the unique considerations and needs for every department, both on the technical and creative side. Andrew Spieler (Assistant Director on RocketJump: The Show) shows how we broke down a few different scenes from the short “High Plains Drifter” (or The Good, The Fast, and The Furious).

DOWNLOAD the example breakdown and a blank breakdown sheet template — for you to use FOR FREE! — here:

Watch High Plains Drifter here:

You can check out the software Andrew mentioned, Final Draft Tagger, here:


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