Script Writing Software???

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Bonesone4, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    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

  2. macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
  3. macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2006
    FD is definitely the industry standard. you can try the eminently free-er Celtx, however, and you'll probably find it to be a better experience all around.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    Rochester, NY

    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.

  5. macrumors 6502


    Mar 1, 2008
  6. macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2002
    Lombard, IL
    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.
  7. macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    What feels like the middle of nowhere
    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
  8. macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2008

    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 :
    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:
  9. DPA
    macrumors 65816


    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.

    Attached Files:

  10. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2002
    Kellogg IA
    I use Scrivener 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.

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