View Full Version : Sluglines for deadlines in my script
03-17-2009, 06:50 PM
Okay so I have a deadline for my protagonist (48 Hours) in my script or something bad is going to happen. Was wondering if I need to make the sluglines read that way. Should I use Morning, Day and Night - or more of Later and things like that?
03-17-2009, 11:33 PM
I think it depends on the set up of the story. If you hit the reader hard with the fact that your protag only has 2 days in the beginning, I think your slugs will be obvious when they are happening.
Maybe some SUPERs would work too. Not unlike 24.
You can always manipulate time - that's what is so beautiful about what we do. How many times in a mvie did a digital timer say 5...4...3... And the last two took 8?
Sorry, now I'm blabbering. Basically, I think if your story is continuous, you don't need "later"s.
03-18-2009, 02:33 PM
SUPER: 10 Hours Remaining
...or something like that.
Do not put the information in the slugline.
03-18-2009, 04:04 PM
The info needs to be on screen, not in a slug.
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