We know that long before a script becomes a movie it is first a reading experience, and that we should avoid camera directions because that’s the director’s job. But there is a definite feel I wish to communicate in my first page. Here it is.
EXT. HIGHWAY 27 – DAY – AERIAL VIEW
WE SEE the lush Florida countryside until we FIND our subject, a dark blue van.
SLOW ZOOM IN ON VAN
VIEW ON VAN – MOVING
Two characters shout at each other while the CAMERA MOVES beside the van until we see the child/protagonist looking out the window at us.
Everyone is quiet.