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Hello fellow writers! I was wondering if I could get some screenplay advice. Just practical blips of information on anything that someone who knows what they're doing thinks is important. I have questions such as: Am I supposed to put in the shots and angles or do I leave that up to the director? Do ALL actions have to be described in an action description paragraph or can some of them be in parenthesis with the dialogue of the character? I've read parts of a few screenplays and they seem to differ some in that aspect.


I am making a story I wrote into a spy/family screenplay and have had a lot of fun with it, however it's my first time and I really don't know what I'm doing. I don't expect it to become a movie (though I think Tom Hiddleston would make a good main character for it). I'm using the Celtx online program for layout. At least it looks decent! Haha


Thanks for your help!

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Don't put in wrylies (shots, angles).


Don't put in anything that can't be captured by a camera.


And if at all possible, say EVERYTHING in as few words as possible. I'd quote from my scripts, but I don't own the rights to them.



Words on a digital page. edges of screen blurred, too many hours of work and coffee that now doesn't.





(OS) Phone rings.


A Penguin wing picks up the phone.



I can't. Not now.


The wing settles the phone on the cradle.



Does that help?

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