Script Breakdown 101

Taught By:

Lauren Haroutunian


Andrew Spieler (Assistant Director on RocketJump: The Show) demonstrates how to break down a script.

Lesson Plan

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.

You can download a FREE breakdown template to use for your own productions, as well as the example breakdown of High Plains Drifter used in the tutorial!