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The Screenplay: The Scene Heading

Making sure you use the correct format

By Michael Barmish


When you write a screenplay, making sure you use the correct format for Scene Headings is vital to the proper flow of your script. Like chapters in a book, it signals to the reader that the story has shifted to a new location. Consistency is key.  One of the most often-asked questions regarding formatting is about the Scene Heading, as there are several types.

This guide will provide you with all you need to know about proper Scene Heading format, including the double scene heading with Master Locations, flashbacks, scenes in a moving vehicle, and more.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this guide you will be able to:

  • Ensure you use the correct format in your screenplay
  • Understand the importance of a scene heading in production
  • Establish various elements used in a scene heading
  • Learn the differences between master and secondary locations

GUIDE-AT-A-GLANCE

  • The role of a scene heading
  • How to write a scene heading
  • Master location and secondary location
  • Car moving
  • Flashback
  • Montages scenes

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Publisher: Moviesoft
Author: Michael Barmish
Release Date: 19/05/2020
ISBN: 978-1-913580-13-1
Language: English
Download format: epub