Film-Makers and Screenwriters should see the beauty of a screenplay here

Yes, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder; but this is true only when beauty actually radiates from the eyes of the "beholdee"
If the pages of your screenplay do not radiate beauty, then the beholder is as good as being a blind being.
Beauty is light and light is sight.

As a writer, you have no other option than to make your screenplay beautiful.
The eyes are linked with beautiful things, and the eyes do not pass by those beautiful things.
When a reader sees a beautiful screenplay, he will know.

The only way to make your screenplay beautiful is to polish those elements that make it up. If you lay the elements in the correct format, equipping them with all their various colorful, heartwarming and hypnotizing accessories, then your screenplay will be beautiful.

The elements of a screenplay are:

1. Scene heading (flush left from the edge of the paper)

2. Action
(same as the scene heading)

3. Character name (indented3.5 from left margin)

4. Dialogue (indented2.5 from the left margin)

5. Parenthetical (left indented3.0 and right margin3.5)

6. Extensions (O.S, V.O) (S.O. directly to the right of character name) (V.O.[narration, reflection] same in O.S)

7. Transition
(cut to) (left margin is 6.5. Follow action and precede Scene heading)

8. Shot (angle on, insert) (like scene heading)

Others are;

9. Dual dialogue (side by side normal dialogue)

10. Adlibs (in action line or normal dialogue)

11. Abbreviations (M.O.S, C.G.I, P.O.V) (in action line

12. Montages (series of scenes related and building to one conclusion) (formatted as a single shot)

13. Series of shots (similar to montage, but takes place in one location and concerns same story) (formatted as shot, action paragraphs)

14. Short lines/poetry/lyrics (song lyrics is a dialogue but in caps)

15. Intercuts (used instead of repeating scene heading)

Read more on the elements of screenplay here https://scriptsandpapers.blogspot.com.ng/2014/06/how-to-write-screenplay.html

Once you observe all the rules guiding these elements, you are almost done with writing a beautiful screenplay.
The next thing to do now is to make the elements have values. Making them have values involves encoding in them information which when the audience decode, will be thrilled.
Encode suspense in your story plot. Make your story structure deep in constructiveness. Make the actions unforgettable. Create characters that can ever be mimicked. Write dialogues that every audience would wish they were the characters voicing them. Just make the whole ensemble wonderful. At the end of the craft, you will see every eye watching your screenplay.

Continuing with the beauty of a screenplay,
The beauty of a screenplay lies in the face of its reader.
If a reader looks happy as he reads your script, of course you should know he is enjoying it.

The beauty of a screenplay story line lies in the minds of its audience. The mind says out whatever has been making it joyful. If it was exposed to a good story structure, it wouldn't help but say what it saw. Out of the abundance of the mind, the mouth speaks.

The beauty of screenplay story plot lies in the emotions of its audience. You feel like loving someone or doing something good to someone; this is not without a reason; you watched a good movie whose plot touched your emotions.

The beauty of the sound of a screenplay lies in the lips of its audience. Of course any screenplay or movie with a good dialogue system must be in the lips of its audience.

The beauty of a movie lies in the faces of its audience.
Look at the audience's faces after they would have seen a good movie; do they look happy or not? Find out!


Written by: Winston 'Winny Greazy' Oge 

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