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Bonesone4
Feb 14, 2008, 07:33 PM
Anyone know of a pretty good/easy to use script writing software for mac? Im trying to write a script for a short film and would like some sort of template to go by

Bones



bigbossbmb
Feb 14, 2008, 07:49 PM
A very popular option is Final Draft (http://www.finaldraft.com/).

sturigdson
Feb 14, 2008, 11:55 PM
FD is definitely the industry standard. you can try the eminently free-er Celtx (http://www.celtx.com/download.html), however, and you'll probably find it to be a better experience all around.

Bonesone4
Feb 15, 2008, 10:42 AM
FD is definitely the industry standard. you can try the eminently free-er Celtx (http://www.celtx.com/download.html), however, and you'll probably find it to be a better experience all around.


Thanks I think ill look into the free one, celtix. I dont need something crazy. I just want to jot down some ideas in an orderly fashion.

Bones

highjumppudding
Mar 3, 2008, 10:02 PM
Final Draft Rocks.

D*I*S_Frontman
Mar 3, 2008, 10:13 PM
I think FD is a bit quirky at times, and for what it does it is a bit overpriced.

Having said that, it is an industry standard and it is all I use. Scriptwriting contests and Hollywood itself are pretty finicky about format, so it brings piece of mind. All of the "mores" and "cont'ds" are placed just where you need them.

Willis
Mar 5, 2008, 12:49 AM
FD is definitely the industry standard. you can try the eminently free-er Celtx (http://www.celtx.com/download.html), however, and you'll probably find it to be a better experience all around.

I do script writing at college within my media course, and I'm just in the process of writing out 10 minutes of script for an assignment. I find it fantastic myself, but I didnt understand why I would need seperate software to do what I do in Pages..

Now that I had a look at Celtx, it literally does have everything all in one place. I'm toying with the idea of getting it. Just thinking if I would use it enough to be worthy of HDD space :D

baseballdude345
Dec 29, 2008, 01:58 AM
I just downloaded Celtx. It is an extremely easy program for the Mac. It is free and it didn't say anything about it being a demo. The link to download is : http://www.celtx.com/download.html
It is EXTREMELY easy to use and it comes with templates. It has several templates and it is in shorter terms...amazing. It does everything and more (I think from my knowledge of) Final Draft. It has a drop down bar where you can select characters, dialogue, action, etc. I am hoping that nothing happens to it (like a demo expiration would pop up). This program is amazing I am just praying no random pop ups that say "Your demo has expired click her to purchase a liscence." This program is amazing. Get it here:

http://www.celtx.com/download.html
:)

DPA
Dec 29, 2008, 08:31 AM
I have Final Draft. I bought the scriptwriter's suite which came with Final Draft 7, Final Draft A/V 2.5, and Final Draft Tagger. Final Draft A/V is very useful for the editors, it gives column for audio and beside that column is a column for video. The file attached are screenshots of Final Draft A/V and Final Draft Tagger. Final Draft Tagger i used to mark parts of your script with colors according to if they are an action, dialogue, character, scene heading, etc. Final Draft Tagger comes with any purchase of Final Draft 7.

kaltsasa
Dec 29, 2008, 10:34 AM
I use Scrivener (http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.html) for a lot of creative writing tasks. It has some FD integration as well. I've even used it for piecing together research papers. It's pretty amazing software, I think it's geared toward fictional writing but it works for just about anything creative where you need to keep your ideas straight.