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Help for split-screen using Final Draft 6


#1

Like in the Kill Bill script, I’m trying to work something with split screen.

And if you can’t do it in final draft, could somebody give me a different/better program to use?


#2

Maybe you can use Adobe Premiere.


#3

No, I’m talking about in script (screenplay) format.


#4

There’s no “format” for this. Techniqually you aren’t suppose to direct from the page. And you should generally stay away from it.



Though if you insist, just say that it’s a split screen shot in the ACTION.


#5

example:





SPLIT SCREEN



On the RIGHT-HAND SIDE is Ordell with his hands barely touching Jackie’s

throat. On the LEFT-HAND SIDE is Max driving home in his Seville.


#6

What I did was go under Character. and I made the first Character LEFT SIDE then I typed everything that would happen on the left side. Then I went under Charcter again, and typed in RIGHT SIDEand typed everything that would happen on the rigth side. Then Highlight both and click on Dual Dialogue. Looks purdy.


#7

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There’s no “format” for this. Techniqually you aren’t suppose to direct from the page. And you should generally stay away from it.



Though if you insist, just say that it’s a split screen shot in the ACTION.
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What is "directing from the page" exactly?

#8

like:



Low Camera Angle of shoes



cut to: over head shot of car





shit like that


#9

Yeah but writers do this all the time. Especially if they know they’re going to direct it.


#10

well its a heated discussion to direct from the script.



It like to novelists about using the word AND to start a sentence…



but most actors and producers ignore the directions so…



this is a pretty good little thing about screenwriting on the Bruce Campbell site



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