Re: How to write a professionally-formatted screenplay

What Mighty Wanderer said about V.O. is incorrect.
O.S. you write when, yes, your character is off-screen, but he is in the scene; the camera just doesn't see him. You write V.O. if there's like a narrator or something like that. The person talking is not in the actual scene, we just hear the voice over what is playing off at that time.
If your character is in the actual scene, and what he says is not a voice over, then you write just his name and nothing else.

Re: How to write a professionally-formatted screenplay

Oh. Sorry, my mistake.

Re: How to write a professionally-formatted screenplay

This Is very helpful. Thank-you.
When you use this 'code' it makes writing faster, easier and more efficient.
This should definitely be added to the resources page.

BTW I've had a look at "plotbot" and "CeltX" and they both look good.

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Re: How to write a professionally-formatted screenplay

Mighty Wanderer wrote:

I don't really think so, so I don't. It's up to you, though.

You should write v.o. or o.s., just so readers know what is supposed to be seen on screen and what isn't.

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Re: How to write a professionally-formatted screenplay

Great mini/smile

One thing though, is I thought I'd also include a shotlist in my script, but I guess I was wrong. I'm really struggling how to do a good shotlist I can easily follow. Any tips?

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Re: How to write a professionally-formatted screenplay

What would I put in a Parenthetical?

Re: How to write a professionally-formatted screenplay

Sorry for the bump, but I wanted to make known that there are great websites out there where you can (legally) read properly formatted scripts for actual Hollywood films. SimplyScripts.com is one great website of many.

http://tinyurl.com/krwj4ek
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Re: How to write a professionally-formatted screenplay

Wow! This topic has helped me soooo much! If you want to see what REAL scripts for movies look like, here is the script for the movie, AD ASTRA https://www.docdroid.net/muJitYr/ad-astra-pdf

Re: How to write a professionally-formatted screenplay

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Wow! This topic has helped me soooo much! If you want to see what REAL scripts for movies look like, here is the script for the movie, AD ASTRA https://www.docdroid.net/muJitYr/ad-astra-pdf

That’s crazy I went with my brother and father to see that very very very slow movie. Really wierd.

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