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What writing software does QT use?


#1

When QT writes, what software does he use?



If he just uses pen, what software is used to format a printed version?


#2

he uses felt pens. occasionally typewriter. he has a secretary who types the stuff down for print processing


#3

Which software does his secretary/assistant use? ???


#4

[quote=“writer111”]
Which software does his secretary/assistant use? ???
[/quote]

I dont know!

I assume some professional one like either a standard word processing software or something like Final Draft


#5

Final Draft is what professional screenwriters used a couple years ago, nowadays all the big directors and writers use stuff like Movie Magic Screenwriter and Storyview (wich isn’t cheap)


#6

Movie Magic Screen Writer seems to be the better choice. I think I’ll go with that.

One can purchase it on ebay for about $100 with a school/college ID.



Movie Magic Screenwriter has more options than than Final Draft. Also MMS includes more tools and programs that work in tandem such as Dramatica, StoryView, Contracts, & Word Menue.



Although one must use what he/she feels comfortable with!


#7

do you really need all that super-duper things?

i mean, why dont you just use word and start writing?


#8

1. please check out the appropriate screenwriting topic in the “movie making” section of this forum for discussions about script software



2.
[quote=“clown”]
do you really need all that super-duper things?

i mean, why dont you just use word and start writing?
[/quote]

because Word doesnt auto-format your script considering action, dialogue, names, transitions. it doesnt help you structure your script. you need professional scripting software if you really want to take it serious. because you dont want to waste time formatting it by hand, you need all your energy to write your ideas down. the rest is done by the software.


#9

Yeah what the Admin said is perfect. :wink:



QT just uses pen and paper, I could do that to I guess. I’m computer minded though, I like typing.


#10

[quote=“Tarantino Forum Admin”]
because Word doesnt auto-format your script considering action, dialogue, names, transitions. it doesnt help you structure your script. you need professional scripting software if you really want to take it serious. because you dont want to waste time formatting it by hand, you need all your energy to write your ideas down. the rest is done by the software.
[/quote]

thats stupid

its the same thing with cameras

you dont need the most expensive camera to make your filme

a cheap will do the same thing to you



now its the same thing with script writing, at least for me.

okay, maybe word isnt perfect, but there are writing software products which are for free and they’ll do the dilagoue, names etc. things for you



just dont buy this whole super products prof. writers use



cheap thing will do the same to you


#11

[quote=“clown”]




thats stupid

its the same thing with cameras

you dont need the most expensive camera to make your filme

a cheap will do the same thing to you



now its the same thing with script writing, at least for me.

okay, maybe word isnt perfect, but there are writing software products which are for free and they’ll do the dilagoue, names etc. things for you



just dont buy this whole super products prof. writers use



cheap thing will do the same to you
[/quote]

http://www.scriptbuddy.com/

free online script writing


#12

microsoft notepad


#13

Yes it is tedious by hand and MS Word alone but I learned most of my screenwriting from reading the actual Pulp Fiction screenplay and took notes on how QT formatted it as far as CUT TO: , the use of italics to describe general descriptions or actions and so on. I have final draft but havent really used it yet.