Writing Plays/Screenwriting/Quick formatting question
Can't find the answer to this anywhere:
I have a 4/5 shot montage with VO dialogue under it.
In the script, do I put the VO before or after the shots?
Example: (spacing not right. copy/paste from Final Draft)
MONTAGE- JOHNNY LEAVES HOME AND JOINS THE ARMY
a) Johnny drives past a highway sign: HOUSTON
b) Johnny with his girlfriend Nancy.
c) Johnny works at a soda fountain.
d) Johnny and a friend in front of an Army enlistment office. A poster in the windows promotes the "Buddy Plan". They enter.
e) Johnny engaged in a serious conversation with Nancy. She looks shocked and confused. He embarrassed. She cries. They embrace.
f) Johnny in his uniform in basic training.
It was 1958. I graduated high school and left home for Houston and my girlfriend Nancy. Got a room and a job. After two months, I broke up with her. I loved her but men attracted me more than she did. I joined the Army with my buddy John Cokin.
Thanks for your time.
Normally, dialog follows visual.
I would have to ask why the montage? This scene(s) are nothing but exposition. Should you not establish the sexuality of the character through his engagement with other characters; dialog and action, rather than just laying it all out?
Something to consider.
Good luck. Keep writing.