NYC Midnight : Creative Writing & Screenwriting Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > GENERAL DISCUSSION > Screenwriting Bar & Lounge
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - More formatting questions
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

More formatting questions

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Author
Message Reverse Sort Order
Puspus View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 23 Apr 2019
Status: Offline
Points: 19
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Puspus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: More formatting questions
    Posted: 23 Apr 2019 at 6:31pm
I've never heard you need to add fade out or fade in, and logically I'd think those should only be included if you want your opening to fade in and your ending to fade out, which in movies, they only sometimes do
Tweet me @AidanSoguero
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
JeffreyHowe View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Black Belt
NYC Midnight Black Belt
Avatar

Joined: 02 May 2017
Location: Missouri
Status: Offline
Points: 1827
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JeffreyHowe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 4:27pm
One day, the space I have will fail, and I will drop FADE IN and FADE OUT for an entry here rather than a line of my deathless dialogue, to test NilesPerry's hypothesis myself.

But this is not that day. Tongue
SC2019:
R1 H43 Tramps
R2 H12 Memories and Eggplant
Back to Top
BarbaraFL View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Regular
NYC Midnight Regular
Avatar

Joined: 08 Jun 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 448
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BarbaraFL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 1:48pm
Originally posted by NilesPerry NilesPerry wrote:

Originally posted by BarbaraFL BarbaraFL wrote:

I forgot to type "fade out" at the end. I submitted already. Will bad things happen?
I'm one of the conflicting differing opinions... I have not used FADE IN and FADE OUT in a NYCM entry since 2015, and not a single judge has mentioned them being absent. I also avoid scene transitions (CUT TO:, DISSOLVE TO:, etc.) as much as possible, as they eat up way too much page space. I doubt the Format Police will have any issues with your missing FADE OUT.
Smile

Thanks! I ended up adding it and resubmitting, because I saw in the screenplay writing advice that they do include it. But I had a feeling it had sort of fallen out of favor. I figured - just in case...
Back to Top
NilesPerry View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Addict
NYC Midnight Addict
Avatar

Joined: 10 Dec 2014
Location: Bisbee, AZ
Status: Offline
Points: 1020
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NilesPerry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 1:39pm
Originally posted by BarbaraFL BarbaraFL wrote:

I forgot to type "fade out" at the end. I submitted already. Will bad things happen?
I'm one of the conflicting differing opinions... I have not used FADE IN and FADE OUT in a NYCM entry since 2015, and not a single judge has mentioned them being absent. I also avoid scene transitions (CUT TO:, DISSOLVE TO:, etc.) as much as possible, as they eat up way too much page space. I doubt the Format Police will have any issues with your missing FADE OUT.
Smile
Back to Top
JeffreyHowe View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Black Belt
NYC Midnight Black Belt
Avatar

Joined: 02 May 2017
Location: Missouri
Status: Offline
Points: 1827
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JeffreyHowe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2019 at 1:05pm
Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by cheezopath cheezopath wrote:

its fine to leave it off at first, but if your script gets produced, the movie never ends


I've seen that movie.  It's awful.

Well, to be fair, none of us know how it comes out yet.
SC2019:
R1 H43 Tramps
R2 H12 Memories and Eggplant
Back to Top
BarbaraFL View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Regular
NYC Midnight Regular
Avatar

Joined: 08 Jun 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 448
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BarbaraFL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2019 at 9:19pm
Originally posted by cheezopath cheezopath wrote:

its fine to leave it off at first, but if your script gets produced, the movie never ends

LOL

Oh God. This hastily written movie needs to end
Back to Top
Random View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Black Belt
NYC Midnight Black Belt
Avatar

Joined: 17 Nov 2017
Location: C. of Letters
Status: Offline
Points: 3195
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Random Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2019 at 9:17pm
Originally posted by cheezopath cheezopath wrote:

its fine to leave it off at first, but if your script gets produced, the movie never ends


I've seen that movie.  It's awful.
This Sig Intentionally Blank
Back to Top
cheezopath View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Addict
NYC Midnight Addict
Avatar

Joined: 25 Jan 2015
Location: London
Status: Offline
Points: 1089
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cheezopath Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2019 at 9:09pm
its fine to leave it off at first, but if your script gets produced, the movie never ends
Back to Top
BarbaraFL View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Regular
NYC Midnight Regular
Avatar

Joined: 08 Jun 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 448
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BarbaraFL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2019 at 9:04pm
Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by BarbaraFL BarbaraFL wrote:

I forgot to type "fade out" at the end. I submitted already. Will bad things happen?


The screenplay police will be by shortly.

I've heard conflicting theories on whether or not it's needed, but you have time to resubmit as well.

Thanks! I quickly resubmitted. Now I'll catastrophize (sp?) over a potential technical glitch, but that's how I do. LOL
Back to Top
Random View Drop Down
NYC Midnight Black Belt
NYC Midnight Black Belt
Avatar

Joined: 17 Nov 2017
Location: C. of Letters
Status: Offline
Points: 3195
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Random Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2019 at 9:02pm
Originally posted by BarbaraFL BarbaraFL wrote:

I forgot to type "fade out" at the end. I submitted already. Will bad things happen?


The screenplay police will be by shortly.

I've heard conflicting theories on whether or not it's needed, but you have time to resubmit as well.
This Sig Intentionally Blank
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.063 seconds.