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Old 06-15-2011, 05:52 AM   #1
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Potential future

I have a villain with a dastardly plan, I also have a character describing what the plan may result in. I would like that description to be accompanied by visuals.

Would I use parenthesis such as (POTENTIAL FUTURE), or would I use something like:

SERIES OF SHOTS -

Narrator (V.O.)
The destruction would be unparalleled.

A. The bomb explodes.

B. Buildings are crumbled, the dead and dying are strewn through the city streets.

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The only thing I found in the screenwriting manual I am using is "series of shots", what if I only wanted to show the bomb exploding in one shot? That wouldn't work either.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:26 AM   #2
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I'm not entirely sure, but I might treat it like a flashback, except maybe call it a flash forward instead?

So it would look like this:

Code:
                                    BEGIN FLASH FORWARD:

EXT. CITY - DAY
A bomb explodes.

                   NARRATOR (V.O.)
         The destruction would be unparalleled.

                                    END FLASH FORWARD
That's how I would do it, though like I said, I don't know for sure.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:53 PM   #3
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I think 'series of shots' works well enough. Though I'd lose the A, B, C listing and just have each image on a separate line. When it's over, you can have...

The bomb explodes.

Buildings crumble.

RESUME

JOHN, reeling from this.


Just keep it nice and simple and, above all, very clear.
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