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    FADE IN - location and the date

    Discussion in 'Setting Development' started by freakoutboy, Dec 1, 2011.

    Hi All

    If i want the LOCATION, MONTH, DAY and YEAR to fade in as a text during the opening of a scene, how would I formate/write it?

    Sincerely Allan
     
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    I am not understanding what exactly you are trying to ask. Can you be more specific?
     
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    I want the following to fade in during a scene:

    Newcatsle, September 2nd, 1941

    How would I write that?

    Thanks in advance.

    Allan
     
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    What do you mean by 'fade in'? Do you mean you want to slowly let the reader know these facts throughout the first paragraph?
     
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    Maybe a mention of something several years back and the year it occurred. School usually starts in September. Anything conspicuous about the location should define where it is, but the readers probably won't make the connection if they don't live close-by.
     
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    Every time I read your question I cant get the thought of film, television and music fades out of my head. So needless to say I am still struggling with your question. But this is probably(?) my fault.

    What do you mean by "fade" specifically? Are you sure "fade" is the correct word for what you are trying to do?

    You need to be more descriptive with this if you want us to help.
     
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    Fade is mostly used about something that is disappearing slowly.
    What is the antonym for fade in that definition, if there is one?
     
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    Off the top of my head:

    - Brighten
    - Sharpen
    - Strengthen
    - Color

    And yes, Allan Paas brings up the point I should have specified when I asked if "fade" was the correct word for what you are trying to do. Since fade means to disappear/lose color.
     
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    For now forget the FAD IN.

    I just want the text to be on screen for a couple of seconds, right after I establish the 'heading'.

    I'm really sorry I can't be more specific :)

    Sincerely Allan
     
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    Wait a minute, what program are you asking about? And are you literally asking about an animated fade?
     
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    You do realise this is a writing forum. Ie Novels and the like.
     
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    Assuming you mean in a screenplay.

    After your scene heading, as you are describing the scene, type SUPERIMPOSE: "Your words here".

    Example:

    INT. NEON GRAVEYARD - NIGHT

    COL. MUSTARD kneels in front of Berlioz's grave. MS. SCARLET plays maracas two graves over. SUPERIMPOSE: "Paris, December 1, 2056". She stops.
    etc...
     
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    Twinned post.
     
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    the OP is clearly asking about a script, not prose... so a mod may want to move this down to the proper section...

    the 'super' part should not be in the action/description element... it goes below it, on its own... and a graveyard can't be an INT. location... so a proper script would have it like this:

    but a simpler way to do it is:

     

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