J. G. Blodgett
© Copyright, 2013
To those of you that have never read a screenplay before, you might find the following definitions useful :)
EXT. — Exterior
INT. — Interior
I/E. Interior and Exterior
O.S. — Over Shot, meaning we hear a person's voice over the scene without changing camera direction, also used for dramatic effect, or to indicate a voice interrupting that will soon introduce, or reintroduce, a character
Parenthetical — any action description within a character's dialogue, including: short descriptions of a character's actions themselves; character they are speaking to when more than one; referring to an object or subject; or even a "(beat)"
(beat) — a pause in a person's dialogue, usually for dramatic effect (used for the actor/actress reading the script)
(CONT'D) — continued dialogue of a character without interruption or answer from another character, whether that be an actual answer or simply a gesture in response
FADE IN:, CUT TO; FADE TO; etc. — camera directions/transitions from scene to scene, used interchangeably depending on the desired effect
Number next to character name — the character's age. Character description is kept to a minimal within a script, mainly so the director can be the one (or casting director) to imagine who he/she would want for the role, or in this case, you—the reader :). Also note that the character's name is always in ALL CAPS when first introduced to the story
INSERT: — meant to draw focus to a particular object, usually meaning a close up (CU), to signify the importance of the object or subject being focused on, whether for the current scene, or for impact in a later scene
SUPER: — words superimposed on the screen, usually a date or location
If I have forgotten anything, please feel free to ask questions as you read along!
A word from the author:
Hello readers! And thank you for taking a look! I hope you that you will enjoy this ghostly tale! I certainly enjoyed writing it!!
I will be posting a new scene every Tuesday and Friday—starting today! I do not have as much key art for this one—assuming you read COFFEE: A HITMAN STORY—just the poster, so I will instead be posting scenes twice a week! Some scenes can be very short, so I may post an extra day as well, here and there 😉
Thank you again for taking a look at my story. Please vote if you feel compelled, and comment—feedback always welcome! Otherwise I just hope you stick around till the shocking conclusion!
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Mountain Falls (Screenplay)Horror
** ~ Winner in the 2020 @EYHO_AWARDS ~ ** Two weeks after James and his pregnant wife are knocked into a coma by a freak accident, only James awakens but into a personal hell: a decaying world plagued by a faceless wraith, where time doesn't seem to...