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Telephone conversation

Discussion in 'Screenwriting' started by DreamerDeceiver, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. DreamerDeceiver

    DreamerDeceiver Bronze Member

    Well, I have two scenes in my screenplay that contains telephone conversation. The question that's bothering me is how to describe the scene if I change location between two persons on the phone.

    for example ( is this correct ? )

    EXT. PARKING LOT - NIGHT

    Dorian is calling his friends.

    SAMUEL (v.o)
    yes ?

    DORIAN
    I need your help !

    INT. SAMUEL's CAR - CONTINOUS ( is continous ok )

    Samuel is trying to be fully focused on the road while talking to Dorian

    SAMUEL
    What do you need now ?

    EXT. PARKING LOT - CONTINOUS

    DORIAN
    Help...
  2. mr wendal

    mr wendal Bronze Member

    Just use the two sluglines ones and write that the camera cuts back and forh during the conversation.
  3. Population17

    Population17 Bronze Member

    EXT. PARKING LOT - NIGHT

    Dorian dials his phone.

    INTERCUT: INT. SAMUEL'S CAR - TRAVELING


    Then, just have them speak like normal. This will visually go back and forth between the two.

    b
  4. DreamerDeceiver

    DreamerDeceiver Bronze Member

    thanks :)
    I have one more question. Will this work even if Samuel is doing something while travelling, because in this scene viewer ( along with Dorian ) will discover something new ?
  5. Population17

    Population17 Bronze Member

    It doesn't matter what Sam is doing as long you "intercut" and give us the proper setting.

    He could be driving, cleaning his kitchen, chopping up a body in small enough pieces to fit them into ziploc bags, etc...
  6. DreamerDeceiver

    DreamerDeceiver Bronze Member

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