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#1 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 11:56 PM

 

Obviously, this forum is centered around the visual aspects which go into a motion picture. Other topics include editing, sound, and so on. Because it's such a crucial part of the film process, why is there no screenwriting/wordsmithing board?

 

Just curious, thanks.


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:02 AM

Maybe the name of the website is a clue? ;-)
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#3 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 12:35 AM

Luckily, this is not Stage32 - where everyone is everything, all the time.

 

Here, even the editing & sound posts usually connect to cinematography in some small way.  And all three crafts have both aesthetic & technical components to them.  I guess you could make an argument for the "technical" side of screenwriting but how far would that conversation go?  Use a Smith-Corona or Final Draft?...


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#4 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 01:21 AM

 

With the editing board I understand your point (dealing with the footage one just shot), but the sound board seems to have a bigger disconnect from the broad term of cinematography, which puts screenwriting as a notion in my mind in the first place.

 

And I believe there are many technical elements within the craft of screenwriting beyond Celtx vs. MS Word. The formula of writing a joke for example has a nice helping of guidelines to follow (that many people are oblivious to until explained once). Other suggestions on how to type a page that "flows" not in terms of content, but line breaking and formatting.

 

This place already covers such a wide array of things as it is I figured "What's one more?"


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#5 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 02:17 AM

With one person camera operations the same person will be doing the cinematography and the sound recording, so a sound.board makes sense.

 

I know screenwriters can get as techie about their craft as other people and I know forum members write their own scripts. However, I suspect going to a writing forum may be better for a scriptwriter because it doesn't usualy involve directly working with a cinematographer and you want a freedom that doesn't come from worrying about that aspect.


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