Hello Dear Screenwriters,
I am writing an Independance Day-like sci-fi but I have some confusions with the first Act. I am looking for suggestions of the best outline for Act 1 because I have several Ideas.
Act 1 has an introducton, a middle and a conclusion.
For the first ten pages, I will introduce the world, the characters and the context in which the story is happening. I will then end with something intriguing. As e.g, Alien space fighters heading towards a human base(10th page)
I will then introduce a new characters and location and come back to the main character after that. From the 13th page, I will show the alien space fighters attacking the human base and human replying till the 15 th pages which will mark the the inciting incident, the base is destroyed and the main characters receive the information.
The main character study the image of the attack and make a decision.....
On the 20th page; I will show him preparing for war till the 30th page; which will mark the end of the first act with a plot point indicating life will never be the same. Then, starts the confrontationt(Act 2)
Please tell me if this outline is very good and correspond to screenwriting standards.