- Paperback: 170 pages
- Publisher: CMC Publishing; Revised edition (December 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0929583000
- ISBN-13: 978-0929583006
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Complete Guide to Standard Script Formats, Part 1 (Pt.1) Revised Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
One valuable thing is a clear explanation of the critical difference between MONTAGE and SERIES OF SHOTS not found elsewhere: the former is created in post, the latter made during production.
Another point that is missing from most other, newer books is advice on how to actually achieve the one-minute-per-page for single-camera film scripts. Everybody else mentions this truism but have little to say about making it so.
There is less content specifically for beginners than similar, later books. It could definitely benefit from an update/rewrite, incorporating new formatting standards and sensibilities, the reality of specialized script-sriting software, plus more guidance for novices. One star off for this.
Still, this book fills in gaps and omissions in Riley and Trottier, and IMO is much clearer than Trottier by providing examples that don't necessitate flipping back and forth or using the Index.
Recommended in conjunction with reading the other books. Has a deserved, proud space next to the others on my bookshelf.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good reference book for writing scripts for feature films. A little dated, perhaps, but a good desktop guide.Published 8 months ago by Liz
AWESOME BOOK. You can learn how to format a script on Microsoft Word from this book and then you won't have to buy an expensive scriptwriting program. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Frank Rizzo
I find it easier to write directly in Standard Script Format.Published 15 months ago by John Chalinder
I purchased quite a few script books and this one is most definitely the best. I even purchased the second one and look forward to getting it. Read morePublished on June 26, 2014 by Kindle Customer
Great guidebook in setting oneself up for screen writing. Easy to read and it shows the different formats and explains the systems.Published on February 5, 2014 by garry g luke
Very informative. Great insight to script format standards. Every professional should have access to this text as a tool and reminder.Published on January 19, 2014 by Tristan Baker