Film Speed

For dramatic or comedic effect, a writer might want a scene in which the speed of the film is either slowed down or sped up.

If the change in film speed occurs over the course of a single scene, this can be accomplished easily through the use of Specific Notations attached to the Master Scene Heading.

Look at these examples:

With that, the film speed will obviously be returned to normal with the next Master Scene Heading.

Some writer may want the Slow Motion or Fast Motion call-out to be a little more obvious.

Here is another option:

This puts the call-out of the change in film speed at the front of the Master Scene Heading. The call-out could be underlined as well for additional emphasis.

And the same writer may want the END of the sequence to be more obvious as well.

This is accomplished easily enough:

Any of the above Subheadings will cue the reader the film is back to normal speed.

But what if a writer wants the change in film speed to last over several scenes.

Look at this:

Close to what we had before, but SLOW MOTION SEQUENCE is a Subheading placed on its own line. Below it is the Master Scene Heading marking the first scene in which the Slow Motion will be used.

After all the Slow Motion scenes are passed, the writer can close the sequence with:

If you have a Slow Motion sequence (or Fast Motion) within a scene, you can indicate so with Subheadings.

Here's an example:

Then there are scenes we see from time to time where the main characters are moving at one speed while the world around them moves at a different speed.

Look at the example below:

Embedded within the Direction paragraphs are Film Speed call-outs, typed in ALL CAPS for emphasis.