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(@jon-thomas)
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Looking for support on how to utilize the scene cards correctly, please! Thank you.


   
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(@bj)
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Hi John,

The cards are explained starting on page 101 of SAVE THE CAT!, page 30 of SAVE THE CAT! STRIKES BACK, and especially in Chapter 12 of SAVE THE CAT! WRITES FOR TV.

Basically, when you create your (story) board, you'll have 4 rows: the top will be Act 1, the middle two will be Act 2, and the bottom row is Act 3.

Your first card on row 1 will be OPENING IMAGE. The last card in row 3 will be FINAL IMAGE. And your Board will end up (at least for a traditional feature) with around 40 cards, encompassing the 15 beats (some beats are single cards; the other beats are multi-card). WRITES FOR TV has cards and boards for different length TV or streaming shows.

Each card allows you to put a location on top, and then text for what happens in the scene -- at as high level. The +/- on the card allows you to put the Emotional Start and the Emotional End of that scene, which should be opposites. The < > on the card allows you to put the Scene Hero, their Goal, and the Obstacle of that scene.

I hate to make this answer sound like an ad, but WRITES FOR TV has a ton of examples.

If you don't want to use the tactile cards, you might consider our software with its digital board and virtual cards. And if you check out our demo videos on our YouTube channel, you'll see some cards being filled out and placed on the board. The videos might be very helpful re. how to use the cards.

Hope that helps!


   
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(@jon-thomas)
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@bj Awesome! Thank you so much. I will put this information into motion. I'll keep you posted on my progress if you don't mind?  


   
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(@bj)
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Jon, don't mind at all. Probably easier to email me [email protected]


   
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(@jon-thomas)
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@bj Copy that. Thanks!


   
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