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Forum: Basics Today, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 20
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...
Forum: Basics Today, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 20
Posted By ComicBent
Re: How much detail?

By the way, if I remember correctly, you are using Scrivener.


I googled "dual dialogue in scrivener" just now. Some good links popped up, including a YouTube tutorial that presumably leads you...
Forum: Basics Today, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 20
Posted By ComicBent
Re: How much detail?

Yes, you write dialogue.

And in an Action paragraph you can say that the characters are shouting over one another in the following exchange of words.

You can show some of this with dual dialogue if...
Forum: Basics 09-16-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Spec or shooting?

I am not a professional, so you can keep that in mind.


But I have seen what many professionals have had to say about this through the years. The main thing that they say is: There really are no...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 09-11-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Zoetrope?

I tried to check Zoetrope just now. It timed out.


I did a quick Google search but could not find any recent news about the site.


If it has finally folded, it is no loss at all.
Forum: Script Deals 09-06-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By ComicBent
Re: The Crew -- Jeff

I will say congratulations, too.

Jeff has always been helpful when he is free and is able to participate on this board.


Good luck, Jeff!
Forum: Basics 09-06-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Hey, kid

Thank you, TigerFang.

But as you can see from the other replies, most people do not care and become flippant and dismissive when someone actually answers the questions about these matters.

Happy...
Forum: Basics 09-04-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Hey, kid > Okay

I forgot the *OK/Okay* issue. Sorry.

Both forms are considered correct. I always use *okay* except for selections in computer programs. I regard *OK* as an abbreviation, and I do not like...
Forum: Basics 09-04-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Hey, kid

Confession: I skipped the other replies.

DIRECT ADDRESS

Short answer: Use the comma, as in *Hey, kid*.

Long answer: Sometimes, especially in screenwriting, these expletives like *Hey* are joined...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-27-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Gmail and text issues

I cannot explain what is going on, because things in the computer universe stopped having explanations when Microsoft left DOS behind and went to Windows. Okay, end of that rant.


My...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-20-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Zoetrope?

I gave up on Zoetrope what, a year ago, or longer? because the number of users had shrunk to almost nothing. The few remaining members were hardcore types that did not want to change anything...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-20-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Yet another movie...

Yeah, selecting a job for a character is tough. The job has to relate in some significant way to the plot, unless the job is purely incidental and could have been anything at all.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-20-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Need Help Converting From Moviemagic To Pdf

So I guess you got your problem worked out, huh?
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-16-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,415
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

Merrick, just out of curiosity ...


What was the final word count and the final page count? (I know you said 164 for the page count.)


For word count, use LibreOffice or OpenOffice. They give...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-15-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,415
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

I do not think that anyone was being rude. Believe me. I have been here for about 20 years, and I have seen real rudeness (especially in previous years).


The comment about the DVD was more a...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-15-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,415
Posted By ComicBent
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-14-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,415
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

Gee, there are times when I really, really wish that Jeff Lowell and Craig Mazin were here.

Everything that Will said is true.

I do not intend to repeat and discuss everything that other people and...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-13-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,415
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

I was glad to hear that you enjoy Fade In. It is definitely the screenwriting application for any serious writer. (Yeah, yeah, I know all about "You've got to use Final Draft, because it's the...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-12-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Need Help Converting From Moviemagic To Pdf

And please let us know how things go.

I really do not mind helping, but the Bullzip PDF print driver may solve your problem.

Screenwriter 6 (if that is what you are using) is a really old...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-12-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Need Help Converting From Moviemagic To Pdf

Pickerman,


I do not have Screenwriter installed on my current desktop, but I have the disk, so I can install it if necessary. Send me the Screenwriter script AND the PDF.


Here is the thing: If...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 08-10-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,634
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Emagine Content

I had never heard of a pitch deck, but I do not work in the industry.


I googled and turned up this article from Script Mag. I browsed it and thought that it was helpful. I saved the link for future...
Forum: Research and Resources 08-10-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By ComicBent
Re: ANI, AGI, ASI Grey Goo Forums to Ask Questions

Lisa, I really do not know what you are looking for.

But this website is interesting for its many links to various aspects of filmmaking. It looks as if it would be fun to...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-05-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,415
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

Screenplays (i.e., "scripts") need to be in a Courier font. You can find various varieties of Courier, but they all look very similar, and you do not have to worry about which variety you use....
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-05-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,415
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

For box office numbers, it is probably better to have some people screwing no later than page 3. ;)
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 08-04-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,415
Posted By ComicBent
Re: Reformatting from left-justified

A few years ago we had a similar thread about word count. Nearly everyone dismisses word count as irrelevant. However, it does, in fact, correlate reasonably well with page count.

When I ran my test...
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