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  1. Panos

    story Rewrite a screenplay

    Alan Watt doesn't make a living by writing screenplays and I want to be taking what the "teachers" and "gurus" say with a grain of salt. But I guess is a tremendous discussion because I've learned everything about transforming a story to a proper screenplay from them. Here you've hit a spot. I...
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    misc English for a foreigner

    I have the same issue. I write in my language and then translate it. But don't try to save money by choosing a cheap translator! My fist translator, among many other mistakes, didn't know the difference between axis and axle...
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    story Rewrite a screenplay

    I also think my story many months before start writing. I enjoy it. I actually finish the movie in my mind and then I just describe it on paper. I was stuck, but I unstuck mainly with that video and the revealing advise that the outline, the spine of a story is the hero's arc and not the plot...
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    story Rewrite a screenplay

    I've struggled a lot about what to cut in a long screenplay, I've search everywhere, in books and videos, but there was something missing. The real problem was that all my scenes serve the plot. I could cut about 15 - 20 pages of inefficient writing, long descriptions and such things but then I...
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    directing How to make a 3 minutes short film?

    Valuable advises! Thank you! 🤩
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    directing How to make a 3 minutes short film?

    I don't have a budget in mind, I would like to sell it to the director for 0$, which is give it for free and let him use it as they want. I only want credits. I see it like giving them an idea for their next movie, if they find it interesting. I don't mind at all about the country and...
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    directing How to make a 3 minutes short film?

    I've thought all these and this is why I don't really want to direct it. I have no experience at all. I can think all the scenes in my head and my ideal situation would be to be next to an experience director to tell them my suggestions and learn from them. The truth is I'm disappointed from the...
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    directing How to make a 3 minutes short film?

    Hello, I have a 3 pages screenplay and i would like to make it a movie. I've never made any movie. Can I pay a small production company to borrow their camera and direct it? Or where can I send it so they will make it a good movie not an armature one?
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    story Rewrite a screenplay

    What you say about the readers seems controversial and I can't really understand it. Do only some readers or the majority of the readers have such habits like passing the first 10 pages because the more they read the more they get paid? I've actually heard and read about that countless times.
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    story Rewrite a screenplay

    It is one thing whether your script is boring and therefore your inciting incident won't save you and another thing how the pros work in the studios. If the readers who read 8 hours a day scripts, have the habit to turn to page 10-15 to check if you even have an inciting incident there, then...
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    story Rewrite a screenplay

    Oh... I'm doing this... and I was worried whether I should cut my first inciting incident! 🤩
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    story Rewrite a screenplay

    Is this what Hollywood wants? Is it ok to write a screenplay with the inciting incident at page 2 and send it to agents? Aren't studio readers turning the screenplays at around page 12 to check if there is the inciting incident?
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    story Rewrite a screenplay

    That's my prosses. I've traced the number of excess pages around the turning points. My most excess pages are in midpoint, about 50 excess pages! I also have about 15 excess pages at the 75% point... I can evaluate the pacing, f.e. after midpoint it is too slow, but it seems to me that...
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    story Rewrite a screenplay

    Hello, I've written a script 180 pages and now I have to cut it to about 110. Do you have any suggestions on what to cut. What plan to follow to spot the unnecessary? What is considered as unnecessary in a screenplay? Also any suggestions on the strategy to follow for rewrite?
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    music Background music

    Do you know what is the music in the background at 1:30:
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    software-related Final Draft: courier new vs courier final draft font

    I've read that. It supports Greek in "Sans Mono CJK Final Draft" but that font is way worse than "courier new".
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    software-related Final Draft: courier new vs courier final draft font

    Hello. I want to write in a non English language in final draft but I can use only the courier new font which is more spaced than the standard courier final draft which supports only English characters. So with courier final draft 54 lines fit in one page but with courier new only 43 lines in...
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    character All my characters talk like me.

    Great advises! Thank you!
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    character All my characters talk like me.

    Hello, I have a problem. All my characters talk with the same voice. Are there any books to read or any way to understand how to make them talk with their voice? I find it difficult!
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