Celtx and The Basics of a Script

Introduction to the building blocks of a movie script, and how to use the free screenwriting software Celtx.
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48 Comments so far

  1. Cesar Sanchez on June 15th, 2013

    hey thanks dude
    

  2. CHARLE3N on June 16th, 2013

    Wow thanks!, I would’ve been stuck for ages without this :)

  3. Matt Corkum on June 16th, 2013

    Lots of sites out there, including the Internet Movie Script Database.

  4. HonestArttsEntertain on June 16th, 2013

    thanks man. Straight to the point. Question: How do you get access to movie scripts like the dark knight? I want to read them.

  5. Matt Corkum on June 16th, 2013

    Well, I am not the developer of the program so I’m not sure why you are commenting here. I have absolutely no issues with the software. I am using the current version and do not have the issue that you are having.

    If it persists, contact the Celtx team. They will love the feedback and hopefully be able to help you out.

  6. ripperduck on June 16th, 2013

    Sorry, but there exists a buy in the program. When you try to use the Title Page, the page exceeds the length of the page. Without that access, then you cannot attach the title page. Until that is fixed, then the program has serious problems….

  7. Randall Paul on June 16th, 2013

    Thanks Matt good job

  8. ratu komen on June 16th, 2013

    thanks for posting this tutorial!
    

  9. Matt Corkum on June 16th, 2013

    Tell him the folks from Celtx would beg to differ on the pronunciation! :)

    Do you mean describing shots and transitions in your screenplay? If so, you very rarely do that. The script is for dialogue and describing the action. The director decides which shots to do, and often does storyboards. Transitions are sometimes in the storyboards, but often they are decided in editing.

    Only if a specific shot or transition is vital to the film or story would you describe it in the script.

  10. Ryan Block on June 16th, 2013

    My university lecturer has been telling us to pronounce it Sell-tex. Also is there a more detailed tutorial that tells us how to do shots and transitions in a screenplay?

  11. COOKIE4TEHWOOKIE on June 16th, 2013

    Really helpful, thanks so much!

  12. iceguitar on June 16th, 2013

    No nonsense, very clearly talked through vid. Thank you.

  13. DuskY1991 on June 16th, 2013

    I know the program isn’t that complex, but this is just enough for me to understand how the terms correspond to the formatting. And the ‘hotkey’, of course! Thanks!

  14. gematriadown on June 16th, 2013

    You rock, man. This is just what I was searching for. Thanks.

  15. richardandnanny on June 16th, 2013

    This guy just made an amazing tutorial that has helped me for my film class so much and has helped many many others and the first thing you comment about is to try and correct him cause you think he is pronouncing the name wrong? really your so pathetic.

  16. Ben Adams on June 16th, 2013

    quick, factual, and what im looking for. THANKS

  17. McChicken cast on June 16th, 2013

    helpful for the win

  18. Dionysis Sings on June 16th, 2013

    Thanks, Matt! This was clear and concise. Very helpful. :-) 

  19. DarkRoseBlast on June 16th, 2013

    Very informative. I must also thank you for clarifying the pronunciation. All this time I’ve been saying Celtx with a soft C.

  20. Cayman Scene on June 16th, 2013

    ok sorry,
    good job 

  21. Matt Corkum on June 16th, 2013

    Thanks ! :)

  22. Celtx on June 16th, 2013

    Matt’s right and earns a gold star for the acronym trivia.

    Thanks for the tutorial, Matt! Good job.

  23. Matt Corkum on June 16th, 2013

    Sorry, but you’re wrong.

    I actually know two people who work on Celtx. Their description:

    It’s an acronym for Crew, Equipment, Location, Talent and XML, so it’s pronounced “Kell-tex.”

  24. Matt Flynn on June 16th, 2013

    thanks, and thank you for the video, helped alot.

  25. Cesar Sanchez on June 16th, 2013

    hey  thanks dude

  26. CHARLE3N on June 16th, 2013

    Wow thanks!, I would’ve been stuck for ages without this :) 

  27. Matt Corkum on June 16th, 2013

    Lots of sites out there, including the Internet Movie Script Database.

  28. HonestArttsEntertain on June 16th, 2013

    thanks man. Straight to the point. Question: How do you get access to movie scripts like the dark knight? I want to read them.

  29. Matt Corkum on June 16th, 2013

    Well, I am not the developer of the program so I’m not sure why you are commenting here. I have absolutely no issues with the software. I am using the current version and do not have the issue that you are having.

    If it persists, contact the Celtx team. They will love the feedback and hopefully be able to help you out.

  30. ripperduck on June 16th, 2013

    Sorry, but there exists a buy in the program. When you try to use the Title Page, the page exceeds the length of the page. Without that access, then you cannot attach the title page. Until that is fixed, then the program has serious problems….

  31. Randall Paul on June 16th, 2013

    Thanks Matt  good job

  32. ratu komen on June 16th, 2013

    thanks for posting this tutorial!

  33. Matt Corkum on June 16th, 2013

    Tell him the folks from Celtx would beg to differ on the pronunciation! :)

    Do you mean describing shots and transitions in your screenplay? If so, you very rarely do that. The script is for dialogue and describing the action. The director decides which shots to do, and often does storyboards. Transitions are sometimes in the storyboards, but often they are decided in editing.

    Only if a specific shot or transition is vital to the film or story would you describe it in the script.

  34. Ryan Block on June 16th, 2013

    My university lecturer has been telling us to pronounce it Sell-tex. Also is there a more detailed tutorial that tells us how to do shots and transitions in a screenplay?

  35. COOKIE4TEHWOOKIE on June 16th, 2013

    Really helpful, thanks so much!

  36. iceguitar on June 16th, 2013

    No nonsense, very clearly talked through vid. Thank you.

  37. DuskY1991 on June 16th, 2013

    I know the program isn’t that complex, but this is just enough for me to understand how the terms correspond to the formatting. And the ‘hotkey’, of course! Thanks!

  38. gematriadown on June 16th, 2013

    You rock, man. This is just what I was searching for. Thanks.

  39. richardandnanny on June 16th, 2013

    This guy just made an amazing tutorial that has helped me for my film class so much and has helped many many others and the first thing you comment about is to try and correct him cause you think he is pronouncing the name wrong? really your so pathetic.

  40. Ben Adams on June 16th, 2013

    quick, factual, and what im looking for. THANKS

  41. McChicken cast on June 16th, 2013

    helpful for the win

  42. Dionysis Sings on June 16th, 2013

    Thanks, Matt! This was clear and concise. Very helpful. :-)

  43. DarkRoseBlast on June 16th, 2013

    Very informative. I must also thank you for clarifying the pronunciation. All this time I’ve been saying Celtx with a soft C.

  44. Cayman Scene on June 16th, 2013

    ok sorry,
    good job

  45. Matt Corkum on June 17th, 2013

    Thanks ! :)

  46. Celtx on June 17th, 2013

    Matt’s right and earns a gold star for the acronym trivia.

    Thanks for the tutorial, Matt! Good job.

  47. Matt Corkum on June 17th, 2013

    Sorry, but you’re wrong.

    I actually know two people who work on Celtx. Their description:

    It’s an acronym for Crew, Equipment, Location, Talent and XML, so it’s pronounced “Kell-tex.”

  48. Matt Flynn on June 17th, 2013

    thanks, and thank you for the video, helped alot.

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