Lots of people use dedicated software - like Final Draft - for scriptwriting, but you can do it with Microsoft Word. Jeffrey Scott at Animation World Network explains how to set up Microsoft Styles to do it.
If you follow the instructions below you will effectively turn Microsoft Word into a simple but powerful screenwriting program. As I noted in an earlier post, I have used Word with styles to write hundreds of scripts and actually find it easier than the top screenwriting software.AWN: How to Turn Microsoft Word into a Terrific Screenwriting Program
The DIEM Project (Dynamic Images and Eye Movement) is an investigation into how people look and see. They have posted a clip from There Will Be Blood, presented as only the locations fixated by 11 viewers. Their gaze was recorded using an Eyelink 1000 and visualized as a "peekthrough" heatmap using CARPE. I don't know what it all means, either. Interesting effect...
The DIEM Project
Vimeo: There Will Be Blood + eye movement peekthrough
Race for the Oscars
Blackmagic Design would like you to know that 2011 Oscar nominees “Alice in Wonderland”, “The Fighter”, “The Kids Are Alright” and “Hereafter” were all color corrected on Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve non-linear color correction system.
BlackmagicDesign: Congratulations to Oscar-Nominated Films Using Blackmagic Design
And as part of The Social Network's campaign for "Best Adapted Screenplay" Sony is giving away the script in PDF format.
Observer.com: Social Network Ads Allow You to Download the Script
Sony: The Social Network Screenplay [PDF]
David Mamet's Screenwriting Rules
NoFilmSchool reprints a memo David Mamet sent to writers of The Unit.
SO: WE, THE WRITERS, MUST ASK OURSELVES OF EVERY SCENETHESE THREE QUESTIONS.NoFilmSchool: David Mamet’s Screenwriting Rules
1) WHO WANTS WHAT?
2) WHAT HAPPENS IF HER DON’T GET IT?
3) WHY NOW?