The Production Process:



Select a media type

Write a focus sentence

Activate prior knowledge


Review the meaning

Create a script or storyboard


Adjust / Edit


Create the media from plan

Include appropriate elements

Use the Writing Process if...


Re-edit / Adjust

Present / share



create a script or storyboard (this includes elements such as determining the purpose, context and target audience; arranging the sequence of events; deciding on the content; taking the length of the production into account; using and determining roles and responsibilities within the group)


Make sure you understand the elements of a script using the resources below.

Choose a resource or series of resources that will guide you through the steps.






  1. PlotBot Get theatrical but first get help writing the script:
  2. ScriptMaker - screenwriting freeware
  3. Fivesprockets

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    Screen writing software - import scripts from other screenwriting programs. Scheduling, casting, crewing storyboarding and more!


  4. Zhura

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    Online script writer


  5. Celtrx software: Celtx helps you produce all types of media: film, video, documentary, theatre, novels, machinima, comics, advertising, video games, music video, radio, podcasts, and however else you choose to tell your story.







How to Write a Script - Story Structure -video

How to Write a script video

Tools and Utilities for Filmakers provides:

Script formatting

  1. !Script Template for Word *
    A nice template for Word. Comprehensive menus and customizable macros. (69K)
  2. Script Maker
    Very simplistic template for Microsoft Word. Macro's make this template extremely easy to use. (53K)
  3. Simply Screenplay
    Once again, something we use periodically. Can be set up to format either screenplays or sitcom formats. (96.6K)

Adobe Acrobat files

These zipped templates are in the .pdf file type.

  1. Editing Log - (24K) *
  2. Field Tape Log - (8K) *
  3. Location Contract - (8K) *
  4. Camera Shot List - (12K) *
  5. Talent Release Form - (4K) *
  6. Call Sheet Template - (36K) *
  7. Location Relase Form - (12K) *
  8. Personal Release Form - (16K) *
  9. Location Scouting Sheet - (32K) *
  10. Production Budgeting Proposal - (20K) *

EXCEL files

These templates are in the .xls file type.

  1. Call Sheet - (7.27K)
  2. Daily Editors Log - (14.4K)
  3. Cast Contact Sheet - (7.27K)
  4. Crew Contact Sheet - (2.53K)
  5. Daily Continuity Log - (19.8K)
  6. Daily Progress Report - (6.22K)
  7. Easy Script Breakdown - (6.99K)
  8. Script Supervisor Notes - (3.48K)
  9. Daily Production Report - (4.82K)
  10. Continuity Synopsis Sheet - (18.1K) *

Everything Else
Downloadable in .txt format - (4K)

  1. Sample Performer Release *
    Downloadable in .txt format - (4K)
  2. Sample Script Agreement *
    Downloadable in .txt format - (4K)
  3. Sample Compensation Contract *
    Downloadable in .txt format - (4K)
  4. Camera Journal
    Printable Journal in .gif format - (47.2K)
  5. Equipment List
    Equipment List in Excel format. - (7.09K)Downloadable in .zip format
  6. Film Icons
    Random icons for your desktop. - (38.8K) Downloadable in .zip format
  7. Film Budget
    Detailed Budget in Excel format. - (29.5K)
    Downloadable in .zip format
  8. P.P. Databases
    Databases for your Palm Pilot - (38.0K)
  9. Color Bars
    SMPTE Color Bars for your computer Screen - (6.80K)
  10. Time Code
    Time Code Calculator for Camera number crunching - (247Kb)
  11. Vid Prompt
    Turn your computer screen into a teleprompter. Good program to have - (89.2K)






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