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Hand Held Hollywood’s Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone by Taz Goldstein

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Chapter 2. Don’t Just Sit There—Read a Script and Sit There

Before we all hop on the reading-app tour bus, I think it’s worth pointing out that many of the screenwriting apps I cover in Chapter 1 can also be used to read screenplays (assuming you have scripts in a compatible format, such as FDX or Celtx). However, screenwriting apps are far less likely to provide features that enhance the reading experience. And make no mistake, reading a script is an experience, or at least it should be.

When you’re at the local Cineplex, reclining in front of a massive projection, a truly great film can envelop you completely. The moment you lose sight of the screen’s edges, are no longer bothered by the obnoxious exit signs and floor lighting, and forget about ...

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