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Writing for PG-13 vs R?   (reply) Posted by: Dreamscale
Date Posted: 48 minutes ago

Quoted from FrankM
"You obviously have a strong artistic vision, but perhaps you forgot that this commission was for a toothpaste commercial?"


Keep all commercials at a G rating, but anything else, even TV, go for Hard R!

You can do it!!

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Pastor   (reply) Posted by: Fausto
Date Posted: Today, 1:16pm
Logan,
good description of the exorcism ritual. Well written But complicated to produce at shoestring level.
My best,
Fausto
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Snake Cam   (reply) Posted by: StevenClark
Date Posted: Today, 12:21pm
Libby,

Thanks for the lightning notice. Good to know going forward. Guess that just slipped.

There are plenty of times my kids make my blood boil and I need to restrain myself. Any my oldest is eight. So I figure once a kid hits his teenage years then it wont be that big a deal. Or would it? I dont know. Sure feels good blowing off steam.

FD 10. I never used FD 9, so its all new to me. Honestly, I just wanted a clear upgrade in font, believe it or not. A few people said my formatting seems off in some of my old scripts, and, truthfully, the spacing did seem off. So, its def an upgrade, and they say all the big shots in Hollywood use it. Funny, but its not working. I feel I shouldve had my million dollar seller b...

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Writing for PG-13 vs R?   (reply) Posted by: FrankM
Date Posted: Today, 10:26am

Quoted from Dreamscale
Go for hard R rating each and every time.

Include graphic violence, full nudity, and lots of sex.



"You obviously have a strong artistic vision, but perhaps you forgot that this commission was for a toothpaste commercial?"
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Writing for PG-13 vs R?   (reply) Posted by: Dreamscale
Date Posted: Today, 9:14am
Go for hard R rating each and every time.

Include graphic violence, full nudity, and lots of sex.

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Screenwriting Programs   (reply) Posted by: Scar Tissue Films
Date Posted: Today, 4:31am

Quoted from Zack


Never heard of Writer's Duet. Anyone have any experience with it?

Zack


The desktop app is good, the mobile app is dreadful, at least on Android, or at least on my phone (Samsung s.

The keyboard disappears when you press return, it crashes. It's extremely buggy.

Fade in, Celtx, Dubscript have been better in my experience if mobile writing is something you do.
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Screenwriting Programs   (reply) Posted by: Scar Tissue Films
Date Posted: Today, 4:21am

Quoted from ReneC


My apologies, I somehow missed that you said the magic word Fountain. Yes, I�m familiar with John August�s excellent program, though your post did neglect to mention that you need Fountain or the syntax won�t do anything, and anyone who doesn’t know it won’t know what you mean. But you are 100% correct, it will format everything for you.

I still recommend having screenwriting software that has production tools and getting familiar with it. Hopefully you�ll need it some day.


Fountain is not a program.

Fountain is the syntax.

Anything written in that syntax, anywhere, gets automatically translated into industry standard format when you stick it into a screenwriting package. ...

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Feature Option   (reply) Posted by: MarkRenshaw
Date Posted: Today, 2:32am
Nice one Warren, congratulations!
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Screenwriting Programs   (reply) Posted by: AnthonyCawood
Date Posted: Today, 1:39am
It's free to try Zack, give it a whirl
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Snake Cam   (reply) Posted by: LC
Date Posted: Yesterday, 11:08pm
Hello, Mr Clark.

Nice. Made me laugh, so mission accomplished.  

The pedant in me draws your attention to 'lightning fast', not 'lightening' - unless of course he's getting his hair done.

And one final qualm: Father to son, right? 'You son of a bitch' sounds a bit harsh to my ear.

That said: Congrats on the quick pick up!

How do you rate FD10, then?
Improvements worth updating?

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Something's Out There   (reply) Posted by: Zack
Date Posted: Yesterday, 10:46pm
Hey David,

Thanks for giving this a look. Happy you were able to get some enjoyment out of it. I agree that this needs something more, so hopefully I can improve this with a rewrite.

Thanks again.

Zack
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Screenwriting Programs   (reply) Posted by: Zack
Date Posted: Yesterday, 10:44pm

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Scar is a maverick who is happy with his own system... but for everyone else I'd recommend Writer's Duet at the free end of things and Fade In if you are willing to spend a little...


Never heard of Writer's Duet. Anyone have any experience with it?

Zack
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Snake Cam   (reply) Posted by: StevenClark
Date Posted: Yesterday, 8:31pm
Forgive (Simon?),

Thanks for your nice comments earlier. Much appreciated.

David,

Thanks for reading. Appreciate the kind words. Let me know if you have something new on the boards you want looked at.
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Rick and Morty presents The Rick and Jay Show   (reply) Posted by: JourneyJay
Date Posted: Yesterday, 8:24pm
It WAS on my to do list.

Doing casting, direction, production, and writing for a number of projects right now. This was exported from docs instead of SR software.

Sorry, so sorry.

I'll be honest, it was so far away from my mind I forgot about the poor quality of the design. I just needed to get it timestamped so I uploaded it.
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Screenwriting Programs   (reply) Posted by: Angry Bear
Date Posted: Yesterday, 8:02pm
One of our mods used to always write in Word. It was formatted correctly, but still never looked right. That is however, the only time I've ever been so distracted by the scripts not looking right, that it bugged me. I haven't run into that type of experience with anyone else's scripts here in years regardless of what software you have used. Ultimately though... everyone is looking for a GREAT story.
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Screenwriting Programs   (reply) Posted by: ReneC
Date Posted: Yesterday, 7:41pm

Quoted from Scar Tissue Films


Write in Fountain syntax:

ZACK
Which are the best screenwriting programs?

RICK
Fuck 'em all, stick with wordpad.


And even this site is a screenwriting program. I find everything else unnecessarily limiting at this point.


My apologies, I somehow missed that you said the magic word Fountain. Yes, I�m familiar with John August�s excellent program, though your post did neglect to mention that you need Fountain or the syntax won�t do anything, and anyone who doesn’t know it won’t know what you mean. But you are 100% correct, it will format everything for you.

I still recommend having screenwriting software that has production tools and getting fa...

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How do you all write?   (reply) Posted by: Scar Tissue Films
Date Posted: Yesterday, 6:41pm
No particular set way.

Idea creation: I have a huge list of different ways of creating stories and I sometimes just sit and write lists of dozens of ideas that would make interesting films.

Brainstorming. From just bashing down everything I think of, or even parts of scenes in a text file in Dropbox, to using a software package to plot things: it depends on the project. Simple horror stories I find the linear Contour useful, deeper stories I often use Dramatica Pro. I've found that no software package, or book, on their own is definitive, but used together and with one's own knowledge they can become greater than the sum of their parts.

Over time I've also created my own little system based on all the books and softwar...

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Screenwriting Programs   (reply) Posted by: Scar Tissue Films
Date Posted: Yesterday, 5:08pm

Quoted from ReneC


Don't do this.

Screenwriting software formats everything to industry standard so you don't have to spend time or thought on it and can just concentrate on writing. And if you think industry standard doesn't matter, good luck to you.



Rick stares aghast at the screen!

RICK
(BEAT)
How very dare him.

Rick turns to his long suffering girlfriend, still bearing the scars from her last beating.

RICK
You won't believe what this schmuck is saying.

BEATEN GIRLFRIEND (O.S)
Whh..whut?


Fountain is Industry Standard.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_(markup_language)

Every screenwriting software on the planet takes it, and every single co...

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Feature Option   (reply) Posted by: Warren
Date Posted: Yesterday, 4:52pm
Thanks, James.
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Feature Option   (reply) Posted by: MarkItZero
Date Posted: Yesterday, 4:45pm
Nice!! Fingers crossed it all works out.
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Feature Option   (reply) Posted by: Warren
Date Posted: Yesterday, 4:24pm
Thanks everyone for the kind words.

I don't want to get ahead of myself but I feel like this has a really good chance of coming to fruition.
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Feature Option   (reply) Posted by: AnthonyCawood
Date Posted: Yesterday, 3:43pm
I can see Warren's website just fine...
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Press 1 for ...   (reply) Posted by: AnthonyCawood
Date Posted: Yesterday, 3:39pm
Oops - just noticed that this has garnered a few comments that I've not responded to, apols one and all!

This one was written as a one-page challenge, so intentionally quick and to the point.

I'm planning a re-write of this and a few of my other one pages, written for same challenge, in the not too distant future. So many thanks for all your thoughts and suggestions.
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Screenwriting Programs   (reply) Posted by: AnthonyCawood
Date Posted: Yesterday, 3:33pm
Scar is a maverick who is happy with his own system... but for everyone else I'd recommend Writer's Duet at the free end of things and Fade In if you are willing to spend a little...

I use the latter, also with Fade In you can open previous script PDFs directly and it keeps the formatting intact too.
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Screenwriting Programs   (reply) Posted by: FrankM
Date Posted: Yesterday, 3:12pm
There is definitely some value in keeping a future-proof copy of your work, but I also would suggest finding out how much formatting help you're willing to pay for (in money and fitting-your-workflow-to-the-tool annoyance) for your main file.

I got a good discount on Final Draft, so I use that to store the script alongside the Beat Board (electronic index cards) inside the same file. WGA accepts .fdx files, which can establish that certain ideas were part of your project as of a certain date. The issue is now I need to ensure I have something that can open .fdx files even if I later migrate to something else.
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How do you all write?   (reply) Posted by: Gerasimos
Date Posted: Yesterday, 3:08pm
The first guide I read regarding story structure was the M.H. storymaster one (don't know if it's OK to link the website).

Long story short it goes like this:
Story setup>opportunity>new situation>turning point/plot twist>point of no return>aftermath

So I write those scenes first, then I fill up the rest. This has worked pretty well for two of my features, not so good for the other two.

Regarding the latter, sometimes I struggle to 'create/discover' one or more of those elements. As a result various things in those scripts feel a bit forced.. even to me.  This is why I guess, I have to write even more, or just find a better guide lol.
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Feature Option   (reply) Posted by: Gerasimos
Date Posted: Yesterday, 2:49pm
Congratulations!

btw, your website is down/not working. Ignore this, working fine right now

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What's In A Name?   (reply) Posted by: Don
Date Posted: Yesterday, 2:45pm
Fixed the broken link.

Don
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Screenwriting Programs   (reply) Posted by: ReneC
Date Posted: Yesterday, 2:36pm

Quoted from Scar Tissue Films
There was a big discussion about this before, but I don't use anything other than a standard txt file, these days.

I find it's easier to achieve 'flow" and it has complete cross compatibility between all programs, all computers and is future proof.

Write in Fountain syntax:

ZACK
Which are the best screenwriting programs?

RICK
Fuck 'em all, stick with wordpad.


And even this site is a screenwriting program. I find everything else unnecessarily limiting at this point.


Don't do this.

Screenwriting software formats everything to industry standard so you don't have to spend time or thought on it and can just concentrate on writing. And if you t...

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How do you all write?   (reply) Posted by: KyleC
Date Posted: Yesterday, 2:30pm
Hi guys, I'm new here, though I've lurked for a bit and really enjoyed reading your discourse.

I have a big ol' magnetic board in my garage, and I cut up tons of 3x5 pieces of cardboard, covered them with dry erase paper, stuck a magnet on the back of them and use them as magnetic index cards. Therefor I can write up a bunch of scenes and place them here and there, wherever I want. I have a big dry erase board beside it that I write down themes, character ideas, fun quotes, complications, timelines, whatever.

But first, I come up with an idea that really gets me.

After blasting music and scribbling tons of scenes on my magnet and dry erase boards, I'll get on the computer and start organizing them, starting by writing a...

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