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  1. Watching a show about mental health issues and emotional disorders is interesting and all but I'll admit I do miss the days when Homeland was about the CIA and espionage.

  2. Watching a show about mental health issues and emotional disorders is interesting and all but I'll admit I do miss the days when Homeland was about the CIA and espionage.

  3. Can an Admin fix the site so we can post? Thanks.

  4. I think I'm using the term PRELAP wrong? I'm using it for a VO that starts before that scene begins. Is that correct?

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      I've never heard (or thought when reading)that VO implies narrator duty. To me I've always read VO as a voice over, nothing more, nothing less.

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  5. I think I'm using the term PRELAP wrong? I'm using it for a VO that starts before that scene begins. Is that correct?

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      sbbn

      [continuing on...] If there is pre-lap dialogue, you can indicate it with PRE-LAP or V.O. Either is acceptable."

       

      So do with that what you will. That's John August's take on the subject. Logically, it makes sense to me (if for no other reason than what each abbreviation stands for) but honestly, I could care less what people do as long as I don't stumble over what they are writing, trying to figure out what the hell they mean.

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  6. I think I'm using the term PRELAP wrong? I'm using it for a VO that starts before that scene begins. Is that correct?

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      sbbn

      Here's a professional's take on it:

       

      "V.O. is used when the speaker is not physically in the scene. This could be because the speaker is on the other end of a telephone line or radio broadcast, the speaker is an unseen narrator, or the speaker is a character’s inner-monologue.

       

      This last example is important to note, as it is somewhat counter-intuitive: if an on-screen character’s thoughts are heard, it is V.O., not O.S.

       

      If there is pre-lap dialogue,...

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  7. I think I'm using the term PRELAP wrong? I'm using it for a VO that starts before that scene begins. Is that correct?

    1. sbbn

      sbbn

      palostick, I respectfully disagree. OS is if the character is in the vicinity of the scene but not visible in the shot, eg, heard talking from another room in the same house but not seen. If the character is not in vicinity of the scene, VO is more appropriate.

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  8. Wow, anyone else find "Now You See Me" more improbable than not? Disappointing.

  9. Wow, anyone else find "Now You See Me" more improbable than not? Disappointing.

  10. It's been a while since I've hated a character as much as I hate Dana Brody or whatever her last name is.

  11. It's been a while since I've hated a character as much as I hate Dana Brody or whatever her last name is.

  12. 'You go to the movies to see people you love suffer'

  13. 'You go to the movies to see people you love suffer'

  14. Looking for Black List 2005-07 scripts

  15. Looking for Black List 2005-07 scripts

  16. According to Gahgan, this is an old screenwriting expression: "Shall we have him pet the dog?" First, has anyone actually heard that expression before? Second, what the eff does that mean?? (and if you're speculating, fine but please say so, and if you have source, please provide)

  17. Absolutely loved the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" trailer. Character focused and emotional.

  18. The review embargo on The Counselor is starting to worry me...

  19. I know - late to the party here and basically saying the same thing others have said, but -- thank you Gravity. Best movie experience of the year so far.

  20. Did anyone else see Salinger?

  21. TBers who use tablets to read scripts on (iPad, Kindle Fire, Galaxy Tab) How has your experience been with it? Does it hurt your eyes to read off something like that for extended periods of time?

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