In a situation where you have multiple characters that share a high level of importance in the script, one may refer to those characters as an ensemble. These are characters determine the outcome of the story. Write needs to be very creative whenever they find themselves in this situation.
The recent article gives easy tips on character introduction and description. This article is to show how to introduce numerous or multiple characters in a single scene. There are countable occasions where there will be numerous major characters in a particular scene, how will a writer introduce these characters in the script. There are two ways to get this issue solved.
- Writers can create a bunch of scenes for each character.
- In some form of group settings, writers can also introduce characters.
The above are two simple ways writers can introduce multiple characters. Remember, these characters are important to the development of the storyline, a writer must be very creative to connect them together so as not to fall off the storyline. While introducing them, writers must set out their uniqueness their responsibilities in the scripts, and then define them by their actions and the way they express their dialogue.
Below is an example of an ensemble character introduction.
The scene above is just a sample of multiple character introductions in a single scene.
Note: Detailed Introductions are only for the major character who will through their actions and dialogue contribute to the development of the story. Minor characters don’t need a detailed introduction.
Read more on Character Fundamentals in Script Writing to have more knowledge on the types of character and their functions in the script.