Writing/Shooting Dialogue: What's your take?
Excited to be in the works for my next short film! I am currently wrapping up my screenplay, but I seem to be constantly changing the dialogue. I seem to be always thinking of better ways of how the dialogue should play out, but otherwise, I'm very settled with the story. I know there are directors out there who do last minute changes to their script and sometimes even let their actors/actresses improvise their dialogue in some instances. I have a few questions:
-I was wondering how everyone else's experience with dialogue was? Any tips?
-Did you ever have the talent improvise and how did it go?
-Did you have the actors/actresses rehearse before the shoot or had them go right there on the spot?
I do want to mention that my main lead has no acting experience, but has experience dancing both on stage and on camera so he at least has a sense of space.
I'm still casting my supporting talent, but it's most likely going to be someone with community theater experience and also has been a therapist for 20 years as her main job, which is awesome because that character is a therapist.
Thank you all in advance!