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This week, Russell goes over five basic elements of screenplay formatting. Next week, we discuss more advanced formatting, and answer any questions you have …
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  1. Indy Mogul on January 27th, 2014

    This week on Friday 101, Russell goes over the 5 most basic elements of
    proper screenplay formatting!

  2. kimberly burks on January 27th, 2014

    all I can say is WOW.

  3. gamoholicbros123 on January 27th, 2014

    celtex actually isn’t free now

  4. Abby Trainer on January 27th, 2014

    thank you :) 

  5. EvolvedError on January 27th, 2014

    Agreed

  6. Brian Kizzee on January 27th, 2014

    this helped me!

  7. RKayEll on January 27th, 2014

    What if the scene is going from two different shots? Like on a phone call?

  8. TheShadyFro on January 27th, 2014

    I have a question concerning dialog. How much space should be between the
    characters name, and his/her dialog? And how “wide” should I formay it?

  9. Nurolight on January 27th, 2014

    I guess its down to if the reader can understand it. For example, if a
    following scene takes place with the character leaning on the car, then
    saying INT. car for the scene inside the car would allow for a better
    understanding. However, if the car itself moves location (parked in a
    garage or whatnot), then saying EXT. would make it clearer. It’s really
    personal preference.

  10. verbaledge on January 27th, 2014

    my professor told us car scenes are always ext….im guessing this is not
    true?

  11. TheKikoren on January 27th, 2014

    Thanks friend.

  12. 248williamd on January 27th, 2014

    Indy Mogul fans please Email me at: MichaelDerubeis@gmail.com if you are
    interested in being in a video i am working on relating Indy Mogul, Thanks,
    Michael.

  13. Substance24Films on January 27th, 2014

    Trelby is fantastic. Also, a quick note for everyone: try to keep the
    action direction down to a minimum. Four lines should be the absolute
    maximum.

  14. DJ-RockStar on January 27th, 2014

    NIGHTIME-COLD-APARTMENT-INTERIOR. Most Excellent.! Dude! You are a BadAss
    producer! You got great character !! Gruffly Cabbie, cool dude. Adjust
    Shades. Drives Off

  15. Deep Mehta on January 27th, 2014

    so help full ..thanks man… make more deep about screen play when u make
    ple mail me deeptmehta@gmail.com

  16. Qualume on January 27th, 2014

    How would you do an O.S. (off stage) dialogue when there is something else
    appearing on screen, as seen on The Office?

  17. Bertziethegreat on January 27th, 2014

    Screenplay Formatting Step One: Buy Final Draft.

  18. Archway Cinema on January 27th, 2014

    What if you have 3 characters all saying the same line at the same time?

  19. KnightsofEmerald on January 27th, 2014

    INT. COMMENTING ON A YOU TUBE VIDEO KinghtsofEmerald sits at her
    heated-floor table and reads Youtube comments while putting on makeup. She
    laughs softly and TYPES ” I’m already in the future. I Live in Japan ;)
    ”. She leans back an contemplates her written work.
    __________________JESSICA ____________________ (Takes a sip of green tea)
    ____________Thanks for the Great Video Indy Mogul!

  20. FILM HACK on January 27th, 2014

    The character names that indicate who’s speaking each section of dialogue,
    those are capitalized every time. The “you only fully capitalize their name
    the first time” applies to the action description sections. It’s a way of
    introducing the character to the reader as someone important. If you’ll
    notice in his script, WILLIAM and CABBIE are fully capitalized in the first
    action description, but not in any of the ones after that. (1:16)

  21. TheRegularTroller on January 27th, 2014

    xD no

  22. Marian F. on January 27th, 2014

    I’m watching this in the future lol…

  23. Cocombee on January 27th, 2014

    Thank you……………

  24. Joel Champ on January 27th, 2014

    This was really helpful thanks

  25. OzReel on January 27th, 2014

    This is from a post at the celtx forum about the pronunciation of the name.
    ” ‘Kel-tix’…. that’s how we pronounce it. It’s actually an acronym for
    Cast, Equipment, Location, Talent, XML (extensible markup language)… all
    part of the original concept which has since morphed to include
    scriptwriting, etc. ” Sheila Crosbie sheila@celtx.com

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