The rule of thumb is that one full script page equals one minute of screen time. This can vary depending on factors like stunts, special effects, heavy scenes for the cast, etc.
What are eighths?
Script pages are typically eight inches long, with each inch being an 1/8th of a page. To determine the length of a scene, it is measured by the number of inches of the page it takes up.
For example, a scene that is 5/8ths would be 5 inches out of one full script page. In screen time that would approximately be just over half a minute.
When you import a screenplay, StudioBinder automatically determines the eighths for your script, as long as the script has been properly formatted.
This means that there isn't any need to manually break down the page length of a page since we do that for you!
Great, now that you know what eighths are, it's time to: