Tech Tip: Highlight Characters

Tech Tip: Highlight Characters

A handy and lesser-known tool in Final Draft is Highlight Characters. The Highlight Characters tool is used to color-code individual characters and their dialogue, making table reads and scheduling and prepping for performances a breeze. You can also use highlight...
Tech Tip: Title Page

Tech Tip: Title Page

The Title Page is the first thing agents, managers and producers will see before reading your script, but there’s a reason that no script ever sold because of a Title Page: there’s a right way to make one and a wrong way to make one. Depending on the type of script, a...
Tech Tips: Beat Board vs Index Cards

Tech Tips: Beat Board vs Index Cards

We get this question quite a bit: When should a writer use the Beat Board and when should he or she use the Index Cards? The Beat Board is designed as a pre-writing tool, one that allows the user to lay out parts of the story at any magnification – that is, each Beat...
Tech Tips: Go To

Tech Tips: Go To

In this crazy, hectic, fast-paced world of ours, shouldn’t we remember to maybe go a little slower sometimes, not get there quite so fast, enjoy the journey a bit more, take the time to stop and smell something or another? no! Not when you’re writing a script and it’s...
Color My World

Color My World

If your eyes are starting to bleed because you’ve been staring at a stark white screen covered with little black letters all night, you pretty much have two options. The first, and your mother/spouse/roommate will agree, is go to bed already, for Pete’s sake! What’s...