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Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 03-24-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 71
Posted By ComicBent
Neat software utility

Sometimes, as writers or readers, we need to know some units of measure that are not standard or at least are not common in our culture.

I want to bring to your attention a really neat utility,...
Forum: Basics 03-17-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Formatting with regards to location changes

You are not directing anything when you indicate a location within a scene.

However, I would stress to you that significant changes of location deserve their own master Scene Heading, not just a...
Forum: Basics 03-08-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Formatting with regards to location changes

I have a standard answer:

Do it however you would like.

Nobody will send the police to your house for some kind of format violation.

Happy writing! :)
Forum: Basics 03-07-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Formatting with regards to location changes

Lisa, everything is fine with this through the sprint across the street. But once the man gets to the other side, you are really dealing with a different location and you will need a closer shot. You...
Forum: Basics 03-06-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Formatting questions relating to character names and descriptions

I agree with Will. Either option works.

But I would lobby strongly for the second option:
EMMA (O.S.)
What are you guys talking about?

They turn to see EMMA, 32, flushed with excitement, run...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 02-18-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,465
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

Thank you for giving us an update.

Far too often, people just disappear and we never know the end of the story.

:)
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 02-04-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Emacs with Fountain Mode

Yeah, I do a lot of that, too. :)

Except that I am writing a book, so I guess that counts as something.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-28-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Emacs with Fountain Mode

Glad to hear that you are going to buy Fade In. You will not regret it. :)
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 01-23-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By ComicBent
Bob Saenz's new book

I just finished reading That's Not the Way It Works, in which Bob Saenz recounts a lot of things that he has learned and experienced in the screenwriting business. Bob is a member of Done Deal Pro...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-14-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By ComicBent
Bullzip PDF creator

Periodically I have something to say about making PDF files.

I want to alert new members, and remind old members here, that PDF files are quirky because the people who make PDF drivers sometimes...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-29-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Possible Stolen Script

Done Deal Pro gave you the right advice. Get a lawyer.


Aside from that, my non-lawyer comment is that you really need a copy of the script that may have been derived from yours. I think that this...
Forum: Basics 11-23-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,246
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Character name in disguise

I just now read what John August had to say on the subject.

Here is my view on it.

People say, almost unanimously, to use the phony name to begin with, because most people regard the reader as a...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 11-10-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Dropbox woes - solved

Mine is working fine.

But thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Screenwriting 11-09-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Opening scene

Any stock footage that you or anyone else uses needs to lead directly into something, hook into something, at the start of the script. Do not use stock footage as some way of saying "This takes place...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 11-08-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By ComicBent
Dropbox woes - solved

This is not directly related to screenwriting, but indirectly it is, since so many of us use Dropbox.

It seems that once or twice a year Dropbox goes haywire on one of my computers, and I never can...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-06-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Start an LLC?

Who in the hell can understand all this except someone who works in the field professionally?

Get an accountant who is familiar with all these things.
Forum: Basics 10-18-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,737
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Scene within a scene

Thanks, Jab, but really no need to thank me.

I have been answering questions here, as best I could, for about twenty years. I have learned a lot from experienced screenwriters here. I take all the...
Forum: Basics 10-15-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,737
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Scene within a scene

If I understand what you are asking, I think that a series of very short scenes would serve you best.

I am not a stickler about definitions. You might call this a Scene Sequence or a Series of...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 10-15-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 503,595
Posted By ComicBent
Re: The Screenplay Mechanic (EvilRbt)

Good luck with your project, EvilRbt.

And thanks for checking back in here.
Forum: Screenwriting 10-07-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,592
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Where do you like to write?

Several decades ago I read something interesting about the German poet Friedrich Schiller. (Schiller, author of the words that you hear sung in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony: "Freude, Schöne,...
Forum: Basics 10-01-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Flashback with continued present conversation as VO

Okay, I will give this a try. The first method is logical, but I would
probably use the second method.

*** METHOD 1 ***

INT. CAR (MOVING) - DAY

Bixby is the driver. Webster sits in the passenger...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 09-27-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Smart Girls Productions query letter mailing

But, Gucci, they have "Parking Off Alley"! Must be a great service!

:)
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 09-26-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By ComicBent
Re: I've got a movie coming out this week!

What can I say but ...

Congratulations, ProfessorChomp!

Was everything properly formatted? :)
Forum: Basics 09-22-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,902
Posted By ComicBent
Re: How much detail?

Sorry about giving the wrong price for Fade In. I simply remembered it wrong.

As for the dialogue question, I would still write some dialogue. Do not worry about writing too many lines. What needs...
Forum: Basics 09-21-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,902
Posted By ComicBent
Re: How much detail?

I took a look at the tutorial just now. It is very easy to do in Scrivener, but you may not be able to print the dual dialogue out from Scrivener. The tutorial said that you could not send it to a...
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