The Hollywood standard : the complete and authoritative guide to script format and style /

The Hollywood standard : the complete and authoritative guide to script format and style /
Riley, Christopher, 1961- author.
Emerson College, MassArt
Machine generated contents note: Quick Start Guide -- Avoiding A Dozen Deadly Formatting Mistakes -- FAQs about Quick Start and Deadly Mistakes -- Spec Scripts Vs. Production Drafts -- Single-Camera Film Format -- The four building blocks of single-camera film format -- Margins and fonts for single-camera film format -- Script page template -- Improvisations By The Masters: How our most innovative screenwriters make magic on the page -- Describing visual imagery -- Integrating sound with visual imagery -- Integrating dialogue with visual imagery -- Dialogue -- Mixing dialogue with description -- Adding parenthetical character direction to the mix -- Writing dialect -- Using dialogue and description to convey meaning -- Action and fight sequences -- Poetry, storytelling and the writer's voice -- Shot Headings -- An important caveat -- The five parts of a shot heading -- Interior or exterior -- Location -- Type of shot -- Closeup -- Extreme closeup -- Insert shot -- Wide shot -- Medium shot -- Two and three shot -- Establishing shot -- Tracking and moving shot -- Aerial shot -- Underwater shot -- New angle -- Up angle and down angle -- High angle and low angle -- Reverse angle -- POV shot -- Handheld shot -- Subject of shot -- Time of day -- How to arrange the information in a shot heading -- How to decide what information to include in shot headings -- How to decide when to create a new shot heading -- What NOT to include in a shot heading -- Formatting specialized sequences -- Flashbacks and dream sequences -- Ending a flashback or dream sequence -- Montages and series of shots -- Intercut sequences -- Text messages, instant messages, caller ID and email -- Split screen sequences -- Capitalizing McDonald's and DeVries in shot headings -- Breaking a page after a shot heading -- Spacing between shots and scenes -- A rogues' gallery of nonstandard shot headings -- FAQs about shot headings -- Direction -- Paragraphing in direction -- Breaking a page in the middle of direction -- Capitalization in direction -- Introducing a speaking character -- How to handle the reintroduction of a speaking character who appears at various ages -- Describing sound effects and off-screen sounds -- Describing camera direction -- The expressions into frame, out of frame, into view and out of view -- Freeze frame -- A handful of exceptions to prove the rule -- Superimpositions and Chyrons -- Ad libs -- Capitalized abbreviations -- Signs, banners and headlines -- Capitalizing the first letter of direction following a shot heading -- What NOT to capitalize: Everything Else -- Underscoring in direction -- Breaking words with a hyphen in direction -- Text messages and instant messages -- Caller ID -- Email -- Social media posts -- Videoconferencing (e.g. Zoom, FaceTime, Skype) -- FAQs about direction -- Dialogue -- Character name over dialogue -- Changing a character's name over dialogue -- Numbered names over dialogue -- Group names over dialogue -- Capitalizing McDonald's and DeVries over dialogue -- VO. and O.S.: When we don't see the person talking -- Using "voice" instead of VO. and O.S. -- The words that are spoken -- Grammar, accents and colloquial speech -- Emphasizing words in dialogue -- Initials and acronyms in dialogue -- Breaking words with a hyphen in dialogue -- Parenthetical character direction -- Five rules of parenthetical character direction -- Sotto voce, beat, re -- Foreign language dialogue and subtitles -- Song lyrics in dialogue -- Breaking a page in the middle of dialogue -- Adding (cont'd), (CONT'D) or (continuing) when a speech is broken by direction -- Spellings of words commonly used in dialogue -- Double, triple and quadruple dialogue -- Margins for simultaneous dialogue -- Two simultaneous speakers -- Three simultaneous speakers -- Four simultaneous speakers -- FAQs about dialogue -- Transitions -- Fades -- Cuts -- Dissolves -- Wipes -- Pre-laps -- Breaking a page at a transition -- Punctuation -- Period -- Ellipsis -- Dash -- Hyphen -- Quotation mark -- Underscoring -- Punctuation and capitalization in direct address -- The Evolution Of A Script From First Draft To Production Draft -- Continueds at the tops and bottoms of pages -- Scene numbers -- When scene numbers are locked -- Omitted scenes -- Numbering "A" scenes -- Colored paper -- Revision marks -- Full drafts vs. revised pages -- Revision slugs -- Deleting material from revised pages -- "A" pages -- Managing page numbers when a script is revised -- Title pages distributed with revisions -- Special Pages -- Title pages -- Title -- Name(s) and credit of the writer(s) -- Name -- Credit -- Contact information -- Draft and date -- Copyright notice -- When a script is based on other material or on a true story -- Cast pages -- Sets pages -- First pages -- Last pages -- Act breaks -- Animation Format -- Shot headings -- Direction -- Dialogue -- Multi-Camera Film Format -- A million-dollar tip -- Standard multi-camera film format margins -- Shot headings -- Direction -- Underscoring character entrances and exits -- Underscoring camera direction -- Dialogue -- Using (CONT'D) when dialogue continues after an interruption -- Parenthetical character direction -- Transitions -- Sound cues -- Character listings -- Scene numbers or letters -- Breaking pages -- No Continueds -- Breaking dialogue -- Breaking direction -- Breaking near a sound cue -- Breaking near a shot heading -- Breaking before a scene transition -- Search Amd Destroy: The Scourge of Typos and the Power of Proofreading.

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Emerson Main Stacks
PN1996 .R48 2021Available
MassArt Main
PN1996 .R48 2021Available