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Originally posted by Choirman6 Choirman6 wrote:

Thanks for the intercut help!

The thing is that I have two people reading the same thing outloud, but i want it to switch back anf forth between them without5 having to write the sluglines over and over again.
 
Are they in different settings or time - if they are then you kinda have to - the use of an intercut doesn't negate the need to change your slugline.
 
don't mean to be preachy just offering my knowledge
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote trike Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jul 2006 at 12:05pm
I just finished the beginning and ending scenes of mine, and I'm at 12 pages.

I'm kind've thinking that 8 pages isn't going to be enough to fit in all the exposition I have planned, as well as another action scene.

Time to start channelling those Reader's Digest Condensed Books editors and take out every third word.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Choirman6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jul 2006 at 12:01pm

Thanks for the intercut help!

The thing is that I have two people reading the same thing outloud, but i want it to switch back anf forth between them without5 having to write the sluglines over and over again.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rory MacLeod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jul 2006 at 11:19am
I'm 16 pages in, and at the end of Act Two.  The hardest part was coming up with a plot for "Mystery/Plagiarism".  Once I had the plot down, I wrote a two page outline, and off I went.
 
The main concern I have is fitting it all in.  I'm worried that I might go over 20 pages.  I have all day Friday and Saturday (off work) to do the rewrite.
 
All in all, I guess I'm in fairly good shape.
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Thanks wenonah,

The funny thing is you can suggest transitions without outright using them. If you're telling a visual story, the writer does have the oppurtunity to tell it...visually, without looking like your stepping on anybody's toes.

If Only I Could Write a Short I'm Pleased With,
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I've been writing screenplays for five years and have never used intercut in any of my scripts. Maybe I'm just lucky ;-)

glenn has good advice.


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Choirman6,

One last thing - it actually isn't necessary to have intercut as long as you're going back and forth to the same slug lines. Some people feel as a writer you should limit the amount of transitions in a screenplay because it's not your job to direct the film and transitions are a directorial, visual tool. With that said you should write in the style that you feel will tell your story the best it can be told.
 
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Originally posted by Choirman6 Choirman6 wrote:

I have a formatting question. Exactly how are you supposed to format an intercut between? where do you put the intercut?
 
CHoirman6
 
Usually an intercut is put on the right side where the transition goes or the fade out would go.
 
For instance:
 
                                                 CHOIRMAN6
                             Where would an intercut go in a screenplay?
 
                                                                                                  intercut to:
INT. GMERCER'S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS
           
                                                  GMERCER
                              But it also is acceptable to use as a subheading.
 
intercut to:
 
The first is more traditional formatting but the second isn't wrong either.
 
hope this helps,
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I have a formatting question. Exactly how are you supposed to format an intercut between? where do you put the intercut?
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