Breakdown Your Script in Final Draft®
Tagging your script using Final Draft® Tags Mode
A step-by-step guide to breaking down a script using Final Draft® script writing software. It will also give you many useful tips to create a very complete breakdown before exporting all your data into Movie Magic Scheduling.
Before making a preliminary or final schedule, an Assistant-Director or Line Producer needs to break down the script. This work can be done manually by entering, one-by-one, all the identified key elements of each scene into a Movie Magic Scheduling breakdown sheet.
But there is another way to do it, which is much faster and just as precise, allowing the Assistant Director or Line Producer to “take ownership” of the story, which is to executing the task at hand.
This preferred method is to break down the script using the Final Draft® tags feature, then import the tagged information directly into Movie Magic Scheduling. Once completed, sorting the strips and adding your daybreaks will be the two remaining tasks in order to create your first schedule in Movie Magic.
Whether you are a First or Second Assistant-Director or a Line Producer working on a preliminary schedule for budgeting or shooting, this guide written by a seasoned First Assistant-Director is designed for you.
Breakdown Your Script in Final Draft® will explain how to breakdown your script using Final Draft® 11. It will also give you many useful tips to create a very complete breakdown before exporting all your data into Movie Magic Scheduling.
- Final Draft Tags Mode
- Tagging the Characters
- Tagging Elements of Your Scene
- Customizing the Tag Category
- How to Export your Final Draft Script into Movie Magic Scheduling
By the end of this guide you will be able to:
- Use the new Final Draft tagger feature
- Break down your script
- Generate a tags report
- Export your Final Draft script and data into Movie Magic Scheduling
Author: Leslie Tabuteau
Release Date: April 20, 2020
Download Format: PDF
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