Creating a movie is quite challenging, there are a lot of processes and elements that should come together. Sometimes the process might be easier, you might be lucky to work with good people while at times there is so much work that is involved that may make one feel exhausted. Nonetheless, the advent of internet and affordable technology has made it much easier to get views; it is increasingly possible to get noticed though it takes lots of hard work and commitments.
- The first step involves coming up with the idea about the movie or the show. Generally, the step involves a lot of what-ifs questions, the most important if the question will be what will set your movie or show apart.
- After settling on the shows or movies idea, the next step involves selecting the genre. The genre should be carefully selected since it is unlikely to change. The genre is the tone or mood of a TV show or movie that is largely based on the format. Is it medical drama, comedy, reality show, documentary, or sketch shows? Comedies and some crime shows are typically episodic running time being around 30 minutes. Serial shows are episodes that build up from a previous premise and mostly run from one hour like orange is the new black. Sketch shows are ordinary made up of several smaller stories like Saturday Night Live and Mad TV.
- The next step involves developing the character of the movie or TV show. It is advisable that the focus should not be on physical descriptions but a unique character that incorporates both strengths and weaknesses into creating an interesting and compelling subject.
- Then after, the next step involves writing up the treatment of the show. Typically, shows’ treatments are like a guideline. They are utilized in showing Development executives what to expect from the show; this involves the title, a logline that recaps the show, the shows synopsis, the character sheet as well as the episode guide that details the plot that characterizes the show.
- Finally, the last step involves building some content around the shows’ idea. Advancements in technology have made it possible to get clips of the show on the internet. First, this step involves developing scripts. This call for a thorough understanding of basic screenwriting convections and formats that is in line with industrial standards. There are several soft wares that can help with the process including Writer Duets and Celtx. It is important to note, that movie scripts are quite different from TV shows. TV shows, unlike the latter, have episodes of commercial breaks which are critical points to note when writing the script.
Alternatively, instead of pitching the script up to producers who may be reluctant to read the script, it is best to try webisodes; through YouTube, one can create short clips upload on the internet to get views. A thousand views can polarize the attraction of movie executives and studio producers. Sizzle Reels and storyboards have the same effect as webisodes, though they are more like test shots for a show. If a producer likes the show then that’s the end, the show has made it to the TV screen.
Otherwise, the hassle is not over, tap into agents and movie representatives that can help and also post your shows ideas on search sites to get the desired attention. Most people who make TV shows start from rock bottom. While it is possible to upload your test shows and clips on the internet and have a takeoff almost 90% of TV shows scripts take much longer to make it on TV.