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Celtx - scriptwriting software (FREE!)


#1

I haven’t tried to print anything from the program yet, but it’s real simple and easy to use for mac, pc, linux.

Celtx is the first, cross-platform media application that provides support for the entire pre-production process.



It’s a real cool product. check it out … http://www.celtx.com/


#2

i have used it years ago and it it prints great its amazing for a free software.


#3

Yeah, its what im using right now. Im able to share my scripts with friends really easy, and they can add things to it if they want. Perfect for when you are co-writing something and cant always meet at the same time. Everyone works wheneva they can.


#4

It sounds like this thing does everything the pricey software does.

Makes ya wonder why Final Draft 7 costs $229.


#5

I’ve been using Celtx, and I myself can say that it is a wonderful program, and I recommend it to any and everybody who is developing a script.


#6

[quote=“DexPac”]
It sounds like this thing does everything the pricey software does.

Makes ya wonder why Final Draft 7 costs $229.
[/quote]
yea it does do everything except for useless things like having the script read back to u in robotic voices and notcards in which u could just write out by hand.


#7

Just curious about people who do have final draft or just know the format really good. Is this actual format if were to send this out someone looking at this would know the differance it would be in the rite format cause this seems to good to be true i use it all the time nd i have been getting weird thoughts about it cause its free.


#8

I use Final Draft 6 and as far as I can tell a script written on Celtx

looks the same.



Final Draft has three different screenplay formats you can write in,

Warner Bros., Cole and Haag, and then one just called Screenplay

but I can’t really tell the difference between the three (I’ve never

used the Warner Bros. format though).



I don’t think someone’s gonna read it and be like: “Nah, that shit

was written on freeware. Toss it back in the pile.” They’d probly

never know.


#9

[quote=“DexPac”]
I use Final Draft 6 and as far as I can tell a script written on Celtx

looks the same.



Final Draft has three different screenplay formats you can write in,

Warner Bros., Cole and Haag, and then one just called Screenplay

but I can’t really tell the difference between the three (I’ve never

used the Warner Bros. format though).



I don’t think someone’s gonna read it and be like: “Nah, that shit

was written on freeware. Toss it back in the pile.” They’d probly

never know.
[/quote]I think that type of software is meant to be used by people in show biz. Who would pay over $200 for software? Rich people of course!


#10

Yeah, and schools. I downloaded my copy off LimeWire back in the day.


#11

[quote=“DexPac”]
Yeah, and schools. I downloaded my copy off LimeWire back in the day.
[/quote]Not to kiss ass or anything, but your blog site is killer. I tried making one myself, but I just don’t have enough time to post a whole bunch of stuff.


#12

[quote=“DexPac”]
Yeah, and schools. I downloaded my copy off LimeWire back in the day.
[/quote]

yea too bad lime wire gives you so many virus now nd they dont let u download software ne more it sucks. They use to let u download ne thing ne there wasent as many viruses


#13

You can get a cheap version of Final Draft if you’re in school off the educational software sites like



<LINK_TEXT text=“http://www.campustech.com/c/campust/sto … FQodRiLXcA”>http://www.campustech.com/c/campust/store?mv_arg=FNLD&mv_pc=google&gclid=COCy3ZaU4IsCFQeOFQodRiLXcA</LINK_TEXT>





It’s $124 here. The lowest price I found so far, didn’t do an intensive search. Just google software educational prices.



You just need to prove to them that you’re in school. I used my friend who was taking classes. Hell if I was gonna dole out $200 bucks.



I prefer final draft. It does alot more formatting for you. you spend more time writing. the flow goes easier.



I’ve tried Celtx. It’s good. But i’ld rather use my final draft. personal opinion.


#14

[quote=“Jjp”]
yea too bad lime wire gives you so many virus now nd they dont let u download software ne more it sucks. They use to let u download ne thing ne there wasent as many viruses
[/quote]

Yeah, I only us it every now and then if I’m looking for a single song or something.

I mostly just use the torrent sites now.

[quote]Not to kiss ass or anything, but your blog site is killer. I tried making one myself, but I just don’t have enough time to post a whole bunch of stuff.[/quote]
Thanks. I know what you mean about time. When I started it I figured I’d be posting

something every day. Now I’m lucky if I get to it once a week.


#15

Just curious could u tell me some good torrent sites and how to use them.


#16

btmon.com but we do not endorse downloading illegally.



celtx looks impressive.

while in terms of screenwriting i think sophocles.net is the best, that one costs some money…


#17

[quote=“Sebastian”]
btmon.com but we do not endorse downloading illegally.



celtx looks impressive.

while in terms of screenwriting i think sophocles.net is the best, that one costs some money…
[/quote]

sure thing :wink: thanx alot.


#18

i just got the final draft 7 and i dident like it at all i liked celtx way better.


#19

We use Movie Magic Screenwriter at film school. It’s a brilliant program and really easy to use. But I think it costs like $300. (Australian dollars)



As far as formatting goes, as long as the program follows Hollywood industry standards then it will be accepted everywhere else. If they see something badly formatted they usually throw it away or don’t bother with it because they have so many scripts they can’t be bothered with ones not formatted correctly, it shows unprofessionalism.


#20

Celtx is really nice, I haven’t used any of the fancy expensive programs. However, looking at a couple of books I have on screenwriting the formatting seems spot on, it’s amazing this shit is free!