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Old 03-19-2019, 08:46 AM   #1
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I have several video diary entries.

Can I write:

The screen clicks on?

or any other suggestions? As opposed to just cut to: and we see his face looking back at us.
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:36 AM   #2
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I would need a little more explanation of the situation and what you are trying to do before I could be of any help.
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:01 AM   #3
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I would need a little more explanation of the situation and what you are trying to do before I could be of any help.

cutting to a Video blog entry. And then cutting to another.

So...

INT. ROOM - DAY

A face looks into camera.

Or

A SCREEN CLICKS ON.

A face looks back at us.

OR...
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:36 PM   #4
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I think I would end a scene with an action line that is something like the following. Of course, identify what kind of device you are talking about.

He clicks on the device.


Then I would start a new scene and tag it as follows:


INT. ROOM - DAY (VIDEO)

And write out your scene.
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:25 PM   #5
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I have a series of scenes that i’m using “JUMP CUTS:” to identify when the scene jumps to another scene. i am also setting up intercutting between to locations and when the scene changes locations the sub header shows up. You could easily do the same.

For example:
INT. MAPLE AND ASH BAR - NIGHT

INTERCUT WITH AS NEEDED

INT. SLOANE’S APARTMENT - NIGHT

sub headers become...

MAPLE AND ASH

SLOANE’S APARTMENT

you could easily say...

CUT TO VLOG #2:

CUT TO VLOG #3:

i always try to use the simplest and clearest way to communicate your vision.

not sure that helps. if it needs a bit more scene description that’s fine.
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