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Screenplay Basics
Screenplay Don'ts
What Does a Page Look Like?
Seven Screenplay Elements
Element Margins Visualized
Scene Headings
Scene Heading Basics
Three Main Parts
INT. & EXT. (Camera Placement)
Location
Time Indicators
Three Optional Parts
Camera Shots and Subject of Shot
Specific Notations
Page Breaks and Scene Headings
Direction
Direction Basics
Capitalization: Character Intros
Capitalization: Sound Effects
Capitalization: Camera Direction
Capitalization: Other Items
Writing Tips
Character Names
Character Descriptions
Breaks
Subheadings
Subheading Basics
Continuous Action
Action Sequences
POV Shots
Inserts
Flashbacks and Dreams
Montages and Series of Shots
Character Headings
Character Heading Basics
Voice Overs and Off Screen
Name Changes
Dialogue Breaks
Parentheticals
Parenthetical Basics
Parenthetical Don'ts
Beats
Character Action
How To Say It
Directional Dialogue
Other Uses of Parentheticals
Dialogue
Dialogue Basics
Punctuation
Multiple Speakers
Foreign Languages
Grammar and Dialect
Poetry and Song Lyrics
Writing Tips
Transitions
Transition Basics
Fades
Cuts
Dissolves
Wipes
Match Cut
Page Breaks
Packaging the Screenplay
Copyright & Registration
Title Page
Cover Page
Binding
Special Situations
Flashbacks and Dreams
Montage and Series of Shots
Telephone Conversations
Intercut Sequences
Split Screens
Foreign Language Dialogue
Text to Begin or End a Film
Superimpositions
Inserts
POV Shots
TV Footage
Sign Language as Dialogue
Reverse Angle
Reverse Film
Silent Scenes
Freeze Frames
Film Speed
Telepathy
Roll Credits
Talking Animals
Song Lyrics as Dialogue
Animated Scenes

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