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General Education & Teaching Tips : How to Use Screen Writing Software

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hi this is Laura Turner and today I’m
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going to talk to you about how to use
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screenwriting software the format for
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screenplays is a little involved so
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you’re probably when you first start out
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at least going to want to actually use
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one of these programs to help you write
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your screenplay what you can some
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programs you can download and can buy of
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course our final draft and Celtx ceel TX
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those are some good ones for you to
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actually go and find online either to
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purchase or download the program the
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reason why the screenwriting software is
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so important is that the program will
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actually help you format all of your
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little things that you need to format
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the program like final draft will
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actually tell you where your dialogue is
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supposed to go and we’re like on the
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example that i have here nicely
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formatted screenplay where your headings
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for your scenes will go like the
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interior of the dining room continuous
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and of course how these how the dialogue
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is formatted in the middle of the page
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here make sure that you can sort of deal
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with a program that does it all for you
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it’s not particularly my style to want
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to use a program that formats for me
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because whenever you get into final
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draft you’ll notice that it’s going to
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do things for you that you might not
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want it to do so it’s going to slow down
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your writing process if you don’t know
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how to use it so you’re going to want to
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actually you know go through final draft
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and figure out how to use it completely
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before you start using it because you’re
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going to run into problems if you just
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start using it without knowing
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everything there is to know about it so
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think about you know why do you need
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this program can you just learn how to
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format it on your own without the help
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of a computer that’s probably going to
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make some errors in places that you
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wouldn’t want it to be made

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