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Digital Filmmaking, 2nd Edition by Natalie Phillips, Thomas Ohanian

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3Scripting, Breakdown, Scheduling, and Budgeting

 

Screenwriting was one of the first areas of filmmaking to benefit from computers. It is easy to understand why. Move this sentence to the end? No problem! Just “copy and paste” it into its new position.

SCRIPTING

There are several computer programs available that are actually scriptwriting applications. These provide the functions of both word processor and script layout. Programs such as Scriptor by Screenplay Systems support text imported from other word processing programs. Final Draft is a professional scriptwriting software package from Mac Toolkit.

Normally, a screenwriter writes the screenplay using a word processor. The writer can use style sheets and there are global styles for scene ...

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