sends me this link to a Lost script
, and wants confirmation on the asterisks and the scene numbers.
The asterisks indicate how this draft differs from the previous draft. Each new draft is printed out on a new color of paper, with changes marked accordingly. This is the "goldenrod" draft, which would come after the white, blue, pink, yellow and green drafts.
If fewer than 75% of the pages have changes, then only those pages are issued; people are expected to slip in the new pages and remove the old pages. That's why page numbers are locked. If a scene on page 42 grows, then you add a page 42A for it to spill onto. Then people can throw out the old page 42 and replace it with pages 42 and 42A.
You don't need to know any of this in order to write a script. The script coordinator does it for you.
I don't know for sure why the script starts on scene 42, but since this is ep. 1.02, it looks like they're numbering scenes consecutively from the start of the season, and ep. 1.01 had 41 scenes.
Thanks for clearing that up, dood!
Thanks for posting the link, btw.
Alex, could you clear something up for me?
Right before scene 45, there's an "UPCUT TO CU ON:".
What's an UPCUT? I've never run across it before.
Great link, BTW - thank you!
they may have been block-shooting, re the scene numbers. So you won't get scenes numbered all the way through the season, but when they shoot two eps back-to-back or simultaneously, they'll link the scene numbering for ease of breakdown.
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