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02-14-2009, 03:42 AM
any advice on how to handle it when two characters are bickering and their discussion trails away as they leave a room? we stay behind to focus on a third character: the protagonist.
02-14-2009, 04:35 AM
Keep it simple.
Smith and Jones exit bickering.
George smiles at Natasha.
I thought they'd never leave. Another drink?
02-14-2009, 10:40 AM
Like hscope says. The director will take care of this sort of thing.
02-14-2009, 12:03 PM
Wouldn't a parenthetical work, (or an action line), if there is some dialog that one wishes to retain, before their conversation fades away? For example:
Shut up! Just shut up!
Don't tell me to shut up! And, give me those keys!
What? I've had too much?
You have! I'm driving!
No, you're not!
(fades away as they exit)
I'm driving! You've had more to drink than I have! So, shut up...!
02-14-2009, 12:52 PM
yup, i was definitely making it too difficult for myself, hehe... thanks for the advice folks!
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