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    Awesome comments and I hope it becomes more clear to those of us who don't really have a clue on formating. I used Montage and just plugged in my script were it looked appropriate. So if I had more stringent rules maybe it would have come out better.
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    I agree with the Captain that voting should end on Sunday night. I was disappointed when I realized an oversight on my part had kept me from participating in that respect. I planned on coming home Friday evening and reading them but then it was already closed up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alex whitmer View Post
    The orignal rules page says 'writing guidelines', and I never quite figured out exactly what that meant. Proper formatting with title page required?

    I'll toss in my hat and volunteer to help put those guidelines together for the next fest - there will be a next fest?!


    Things like ...

    *Tiltle page
    *No scene numbers
    *No directing on the page - we this and we that, camera pans down ...
    *Fade In and Fade Out - Several ixnayed this step and bought some space
    *Page limit - enforced
    *Font size - 11.5 can slip by undetected and buy the writer a few coveted lines
    *Font style


    Nothing Draconian to take the fun out of it (like the Olympics), just a few basics. If the writer chooses to use 15 lines for action, and use catywumpas slugs, so be it. Style and the writer's voice, not to mention story, are just as important as the beautiful page. But be prepared to get rapped for it!!

    Seek balance.

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    Alex the fade in fade out - is fading out from my understanding. I was reading an article just a few weeks ago (Hollywood based), that few see it as a requirement anymore. Many films are forgoing it.

    Agree 100% on the others.
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    I did not know that. They kinda state the obvious anyways.

    I see their usefulness in the body of the script, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Pierce View Post
    I think the idea behind the six-page limit was to try and challenge people. (And probably also make the scripts better-suited to the film fests, under the idea that 1 page = 1 minute.) Not saying I want every fest to be six pages, but I wouldn't mind trying again sometime.
    I agree with you. I wouldn't mind trying six pages again either... but it did seem to be the explanation most people (self included) gave when something wasn't as clear or well-written as it could have been. That's all I was thinking.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiejay View Post
    but it did seem to be the explanation most people (self included) gave when something wasn't as clear or well-written as it could have been.
    True. But I think its a challenge worth continuing.
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    Well... I am always up for a good challenge.


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