Laying out your screenplay is easy.…If you have read any completed scripts while taking this course, and I hope you have, then…you're already familiar with what a typical page looks like.…But here's a quick example to refresh your memory.…Now, as I have mentioned earlier, if you're using screen writing software, the formatting should…be done for you automatically.…Here, we're going to set up the page using Word 2010.…You have already set the margins for your script on your title page, add a page break, and…now you're on your second page which is the first actual page of your screenplay.…
Your header should include your page number and the title of your script.…Not every writer includes a title, but I do, and I don't think it hurts.…So, double-click your header area.…First make sure Different First Page is on and Different Odd and Even Pages is off.…Now, your header and footer will remain the same everywhere except the title page.…After you do that, type your title in all caps. Make sure it's in 12 point Courier.…
AuthorMark Tapio Kines
- Finding the drama in your story idea
- Structuring your story into three acts
- Defining your protagonist's short-term and long-term goals
- Creating obstacles for your characters
- Understanding the importance of suspense
- Timing your plot twists
- Formatting your script
- Registering for a copyright
Skill Level Intermediate
1. You've Got an Idea, Now What?
2. Laying the Foundations for Your Story
3. Act One: The Buildup
4. Act Two: The Adventure
5. Act Three: The Resolution
How should act three open?2m 57s
6. Screenplay Fundamentals
7. Clearing the Legal Hurdles
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