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    Posted: 16 Apr 2019 at 10:20am
Do I need to slug every room?

INT ROOM A - SOMETIME

character walks into

INT ROOM B - FOUR STEPS LATER

character forgets why they went to room b and

INT ROOM A - FOUR STEPS LATER

remembers again and goes back to

INT ROOM B - FOUR STEPS LATER

picks up her glasses and goes to

INT ROOM C - TWO STEPS LATER

Seems a bit excessive.  There's four or five rooms of varying sizes, all in the same set...er...location...er...building.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Joni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2019 at 10:36am
From what I've seen, yes. Because it's all about being a guide for filming. Each scene location requires new setup of camera/lights. So you can do one main slug, then sub-headings for each room.

Int. House - day

Kitchen
Jack paces back and forth. He quickly leaves the room. 

Hallway
Jack walks angrily down the hallway, slams his fist against the wall. He shoves open a door, enters the 

Bedroom
He throws himself on the bed and screams into a pillow. 


Not fun for space, but this is what I've seen done.


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I'd add that those sub headings should be uppercase

KITCHEN

HALLWAY

BEDROOM
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Originally posted by cheezopath cheezopath wrote:

I'd add that those sub headings should be uppercase

KITCHEN

HALLWAY

BEDROOM

Thanks Cheezo! I've gotten to used to the software doing it for me I think, lol.
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Shot headings/secondary scene headings do eat a lot of space, but they also give a page a nice visual rhythm.  You can see something is going on with just a glance.
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I usually like to slug people that question me, but that is just me.
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Originally posted by Suave Suave wrote:

I usually like to slug people that question me, but that is just me.


Hey, I was only going to slug rooms.  They're all slugged right now; I can save quite a few line breaks if I unslug them, but I'm not sure how to explain that to Final Draft yet.
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Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by Suave Suave wrote:

I usually like to slug people that question me, but that is just me.


Hey, I was only going to slug rooms.  They're all slugged right now; I can save quite a few line breaks if I unslug them, but I'm not sure how to explain that to Final Draft yet.


Very carefully.  You don't want to hurt its feelings.
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I forgot to type "fade out" at the end. I submitted already. Will bad things happen?
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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.
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