Prompt Bucket

  • Make a movie using an unusual light source
  • Make a movie in one take
  • Make a movie in which the main characters never appear in frame
  • Make a silent movie/movie with no dialogue
  • Make a movie where the characters don’t move
  • Try a new piece of equipment at Studio 47
  • Make a movie where none of the sound is recorded live
  • Use the green screen!
  • Use color-correcting in a creative way
  • Make an experimental film
  • Flip to a random page in the dictionary and point. Make a movie inspired by whatever word your finger lands on.
  • Make a movie in the style of your favorite director
  • Make a movie about something you hate
  • Make a movie with exterior night shots (outside at night)
  • Make a movie using one of the screenplays in the Screenwriting Guild binder
  • Make a movie based on your seventh most used emoji
  • Make a commercial
  • Make a movie about the first interaction between two roommates
  • Make a movie based on a text message your received
  • Suggest a new mascot for your college
  • Make a movie about something you fear
  • Ask a friend/relative to suggest a topic and make a movie about that topic
  • Make a horror movie in one room
  • Film something at a 5C that is different from the one you live at
  • Film an interview or series of interviews
  • Make a movie where no human beings appear on camera
  • Make a comedy about lizards with no dialogue
  • Make a movie based on a dream (the sleeping kind or the self-actualization kind)

 

Other Prompt Resources

https://blog.musicbed.com/articles/6-prompts-to-launch-your-next-short-film/160

 

http://lessonbucket.com/filmmaking/filmmaking-ideas/

 

http://filmprompts.tumblr.com/archive

 

https://www.writersstore.com/now-write-screenwriting-exercise-write-cinematic-scenes/

 

http://creativewritingprompts.com/

 

http://www.writermag.com/writing-prompts/

 

https://daringtolivefully.com/writing-prompts/

 

http://www.writersdigest.com/prompts

 

http://www.bryndonovan.com/2016/08/15/100-dialogue-prompts-for-writing-fiction-screenplays-and-more/

 

http://anypossibility.com/screenwriting-prompts

 

http://www.26screenplays.com/ideas-for-a-short-film-log-lines-for-script-screenplay/

 

http://www.filmscriptwriting.com/the-idea-factory/

 

http://www.moviemaker.com/archives/moviemaking/screenwriting/the-screenwriters-toolkit/