Welcome back! Have you figured out your software yet? If not, no worries. You'll get there!
Today, we are going to talk about formatting. Most of what I am going to discuss is outlined in the following video. Formatting is important because it keeps your script uniform and readable for the multiple people that will be collaborating on the project. It will prevent wires from getting crossed.
Here are the bare bones of formatting:
12 point Courier font1-inch marginsSluglines for each sceneCharacters are in all caps when introducedDialog is centeredPage numbers in the upper right-hand corner, except on the first page
Sluglines are important because they tell you when and where the scene takes place. This helps producers, the director of photography, set designers, etc.
They are always written with INT./EXT. LOCATION NAME - TIME OF DAY. INT. stands for interior and EXT. stands for exterior. While