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# The Hottest Script in Town

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Today I started writing a few scripts for my project, including the games intro. I've written a few simple scripts before, but had never really looked into how it is done by the professionals. After browsing through a few online film scripts (including Three Kings, Clockwork Orange and The Fifth Element) I came up with a few script conventions I'll share here.
• -- = marks screen and camera changes
• INT. = interior environment
• EXT. = exterior environment
• O.S = off-screen
Not the most extensive list but that's all I've needed so far. Without any further drivel here is a short section of my script as an example (I'll do my best to preserve the formatting):
-- FADE IN --EXT. CITY DUMP - DAYYou lie still, unable to move, as two men stand looking at you.-- FADE OUT AND IN AGAIN --		CIVILIAN 1	I think I've got some cognitive functions working,	but I can't seem to repair the motor skills.		CIVILIAN 2	I'm not staying here for long! How heavy are these	things? Could we carry it?-- FADE OUT --		CIVILIAN 1	I'm not sure, here give me a...He is cut off amid O.S sounds: struggling noises and screams.-- FADE IN --The civilians are gone. Body parts lay strewn around you andbloody trails lead away from where the civilians were.-- FADE OUT --O.S sounds: a squeaky chattering noise builds to a frenzied climax.
That may seem like an excessive number of fades, but the idea is that your vision isn't functioning very well.

I hope you find that little taster interesting [smile]

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