Read the script slowly and out loud: When you first begin to read the script, it’s important to take your time and to read it slowly and out loud. This will help you to get a better sense of the overall structure and pacing of the script.
Make notes as you go along: As you read through the script, be sure to make notes of all of the important characters, settings, plot points, etc. This way, when you start writing about the script or discussing it with others, you will have all the necessary information at your fingertips.
Look for important details: Be sure to pay close attention to any descriptions or special instructions included in the script. These can provide valuable insight into how a scene should be staged or what kind of emotions a character should be feeling.
Consider any potential changes: While reading a script for the first time, consider whether there are any changes or modifications that need to be made before moving forward with production or staging. You may have some brilliant ideas that could significantly improve a script’s impact.
Think beyond just words on paper: As much as possible, try to think beyond just words on paper when reading a script; imagine what type of visual elements would accompany each scene and how they might add depth and dimension to each moment in time within the story being told.