So you have a character daydreaming in class while sleeping at night, or maybe they don’t know they are dreaming. You’ve come to the right post.
We will teach you how to write dreams in any situation with examples you can emulate.
How to Format a Dream Sequence In a Screenplay
How do you write a dream sequence in a screenplay? You write a dream sequence in a script by writing in all CAPS “DREAM SEQUENCE” followed by the INT/EXT. And the rest of the scene heading.
DREAM SEQUENCE - INT. FUNHOUSE - NIGHT
Carey strolls through a fog of floating glowing balloons. Her vision is blurred. One hand sticks out through the end of her path like an angle leading to heaven.
END DREAM SEQUENCE
INT. CAREYS ROOM - DAY
Carey wakes to a booming alarm.
Another way to write it is to write the word (DREAM SEQUENCE) at the end of the scene heading.
INT. FUNHOUSE - NIGHT(DREAM SEQUENCE)
You can write it in any of the two ways. I opted for the first way because I found it in The Hollywood standard 3rd edition formatting book, which gives a standard for all formating in the industry.
How to Format a Day Dream In a Screenplay
DAYDREAM - INT. CLASSROOM - DAY
John turns around and gives Carey an endearing smile. Her hair takes up the wind like a 1950s movie moment.
INT. CLASSROOM - DAY
John Take it.
John waves a stack of test papers in Carey's face blowing her hair in her face.
Now its time to hear from you:
What type of dream are you trying to write?
What are you going to use this technique to tell the audience?
Whatever your answer is, let’s hear it in the comments below.