I hear a lot of writing teachers warn their students about including a lot of unnecessary exposition in their script but sometimes you have to take your writer’s hat off and think like a director or a location scout to better visualize what you’re trying to put on paper.
A regular feature in The Week is a real estate section called “Best properties on the market.” This week’s installment features a number of homes featured in films, including a home in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, House of Sand and Fog, Poison Ivy and High Society.
As an exercise, consider which property you would like to use in your film. Does your character live in a large mansion like Oheka Castle or a small apartment? Do they own or rent? Why did your character choose to live there?