Join Roger S.H. Schulman for an in-depth discussion in this video Manual revisions and revision mode, part of Screenwriting with Final Draft.
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- I know you've heard the old saw Writing is re-writing.…I said it just a little while ago.…But it doesn't mean that absolutely everything you write…is destined for the garbage bin.…Welcome to Revisions.…I know you've heard the old saw that Writing is re-writing.…I said it just a little while ago.…It's hung around because it's true.…But it doesn't mean that absolutely everything you write…the first time around is destined for the garbage bin.…Welcome to Revisions.…Revisions are generally marked in screenplays…for purposes of production.…
Everyone on the crew must know exactly what text…on a newly issued page is new…so they can make the appropriate production changes…or just keep track.…That's why Final Draft keeps most of its revision tools…under the Production menu right here.…But I've found these tools to be invaluable…to the drafting process as well.…You can take a new direction in your writing,…confident that you can go backwards…should you change your mind.…If you're reviewing your changes…you don't have to waste time reading stuff…
Screenwriting with Final Draft is a step-by-step, interactive journey that takes the aspiring screenwriter—or the pro who hasn't yet used Final Draft—from zero to sixty. While it doesn't cover every feature, this Final Draft training course offers an overview of 80% of the tools a writer needs to go from outline to, well, final draft. Your guide, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Roger S.H. Schulman, also offers insider tips and tricks to save time and improve the quality of scripts, and a bonus chapter on using Final Draft Writer on the iPad or iPhone—to take scripts wherever inspiration strikes.
- The history of screenwriting
- Customizing the Final Draft toolbar
- Choosing a Final Draft template
- Finding and replacing words
- Creating macros to speed up formatting
- Working with the Format Assistant
- Making revisions
- Comparing two drafts
- Importing and exporting scripts from Final Draft
- Working with Final Draft Writer for iOS