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Diego

Senior Member
Okay, I have a few questions.

1. If a charecter is eating or something, do you have to put in the action, everytime they take a bite, or only if it is something important?

2.If something is happening at the same place, with the same person, but at different times, do you make a slug-line each time?

3. What do you think of opening and closing narration on TV dramedys?
 

mammamaia

Senior Member
1. If a charecter is eating or something, do you have to put in the action, everytime they take a bite, or only if it is something important?

...the latter... and/or if you are showing something about the character... which would make it important...

2.If something is happening at the same place, with the same person, but at different times, do you make a slug-line each time?

...yes... noting the time change, if it's important for us to know...

3. What do you think of opening and closing narration on TV dramedys?

...like it if it's done well and appropriate... don't like it if not...
 

Linton Robinson

Senior Member
A lot of this is just a matter of getting comfortable enough for thinking in format that it doesn't get in your way and filch your mind. Practice does that...and reading scripts!

One tip, think of what it is you're trying to say. It's probably not a bite-by-bite foodalog. It's probably, Jeff is eating while they talk. So:

Jeff continues to shovel in the fries while they talk.
 
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