Screenwriting in 3D

Writing a screenplay in 3D consists of adding a third dimension, rather than focusing on length and width, you now need to consider more in-depth. 3D is just another way to tell a story with a lot more visual details. Remember that a bad movie in 3D is just as bad as a movie in 2D. Concentrate first on telling a good story with a solid structure and insert your 3D details as a compliment to the good material that you already have.

In the past writers needed to certainly consider budget when writing a script. Of course you’ll still want to consider budget to a certain degree, but knowing you’re writing a screenplay in 3D, there’s much more latitude with budget. This is because 3D environment modeling and digital effects are used to create any location that you can imagine. Just about anything you write in 3D, you can build in 3D. Therefore, writers can visualize and create sets that have never been seen before.

When penning your script, keep in mind, 3D cameras can be placed anywhere. This means that you write what you want to see, and that vision plays on the screen. Therefore, screenwriters, directors, and cinematographers may ultimately have more fluid and numerous storytelling tools at their disposal than does their counterparts for a traditional, static screen film.

Additionally, screenwriters have a creative choice that can enhance (or take away from) the storytelling. 3D technology is just another way to emphasize space limited only by the writers’ imagination. No, you don’t need to write scenes where things are thrown at the audience every 10 minutes to make them notice its 3D! This is because the entire story will be imagined in 3D, filmed in 3D, and presented in stunningly real, cutting edge 3-D projection.

Therefore, screenwriters should continue crafting unique stories built on the components that drive a story; character, desire and conflict.

Several years ago, many people in the film industry and audiences of 3D films imagined that 3D would be short-lived. However, 3D film technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. There are continuous enhancements to the resolution of a camera’s sensor or new software to automate the filmmaking workflow. These inevitable advancements in technology will make the action bigger and more real than ever before. So, keep visualizing scenes in 3D and writing screenplays for a more engaging experience for the moviegoer.

Keep writing and enjoy everything!

-David Spies

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