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David W. Richardson
06-04-2008, 08:36 PM
Hey, is there another ScriptFest in the works? I'd like to get in on it this time.

ConspiracyPenguin
06-04-2008, 08:57 PM
I would love to participate in another ScriptFest! I learned a lot during this one and always love writting for fun. What theme do you guys think we should have next time?

David W. Richardson
06-04-2008, 09:11 PM
I guess 'time' is out of the question. ;)

krestofre
06-04-2008, 09:28 PM
This was very successful, and I have no doubts that they'll do another. Just wait patiently and study Polti's 36 Dramatic Situations. I've always wondered if that's where the "Pursuit" theme came from. :)

David W. Richardson
06-04-2008, 09:31 PM
'Wait patiently'???? Who has time for THAT??? :)

ConspiracyPenguin
06-04-2008, 10:16 PM
'Wait patiently'???? Who has time for THAT??? :)

I think you're in the wrong thread. I would wager you belong in the TimeFest area. :grin:

David W. Richardson
06-04-2008, 10:21 PM
Noooo......one thing is for sure, I DON'T belong in the Time Fest area. :(

Isaac_Brody
06-04-2008, 11:40 PM
We're definitely doing another. I'm on the road for the next five days and won't be settled until Tuesday next week, but I'll post details next week.

Russell Moore
06-05-2008, 11:36 AM
I'm looking forward to it, the first one was a great learning experience for me.
Besides that, its the only fest I can participate in for now.

John LaBonney
06-05-2008, 12:59 PM
Even though I finished dead last in ScriptFest, I am glad that we had a good turnout and dvxuser will be sponsoring a second one. One suggestion: trim the maximum length down to 5 pages, it would make reading 40 entries much easier.

krestofre
06-05-2008, 01:44 PM
5 pages? Yikes! How would you do any meaningful dialog in 5 pages? 10 is almost squeezing out heavy dialog scripts (thinking like a Pulp Fiction kind of fast-talking tale). I think 10 pages is a good limit. Scripts read fast.

John LaBonney
06-05-2008, 01:49 PM
5 pages may not sound like much, but it's plenty. MoviePoet has a monthly screenwriting contest and the limit there is 5 pages. When I write dvxuser fest entries, I try to keep them at 5 pages maximum for the 6 minute time limit.

krestofre
06-05-2008, 01:52 PM
My 6 minute Timefest film is a 9 page script. So I guess it's just the difference between our two styles of writing.

Still, I vote for 10 pages. There's something nice about being able to tell a more complex story in Scriptfest than you can tackle in the FilmFests on the site. It kind of keeps everything from feeling the same. At least to me.

Michael Anthony Horrigan
06-05-2008, 02:25 PM
I think 5 or 6 pages is fine myself. 10 pages is a little much.
If you can tell a good story in 5 or 6 pages you are definitely doing well. It's good practice.

That's what the film part of DVXFest teaches us. Try and tell a story in a 5 or 6 minute short. If you can do that and get the story across, you are doing well.

It teaches you to cut out the fluff and get to the point.

Cheers,

Mike

ConspiracyPenguin
06-05-2008, 04:30 PM
Even though I finished dead last in ScriptFest, I am glad that we had a good turnout and dvxuser will be sponsoring a second one. One suggestion: trim the maximum length down to 5 pages, it would make reading 40 entries much easier.

How do I find out where I placed? Also, I think 5 would be a fine limit, although maybe 7 would be better. It would DEFINITLY help with the reading time, that's for sure.


Noooo......one thing is for sure, I DON'T belong in the Time Fest area. :(

I was just joking...but why not?

Barry_Green
06-05-2008, 07:44 PM
I think 5 or 6 pages is fine myself. 10 pages is a little much.
If you can tell a good story in 5 or 6 pages you are definitely doing well. It's good practice.
Agreed.

ConspiracyPenguin
06-05-2008, 08:18 PM
How do I find out where I placed?...

No one? Just curious. John knew where he placed so I was wondering where I came in.

David W. Richardson
06-05-2008, 08:26 PM
I was just joking...but why not?


Just a gut feeling. :undecided

Michael Anthony Horrigan
06-05-2008, 09:35 PM
No one? Just curious. John knew where he placed so I was wondering where I came in.I think he was just being a little hard on himself.

I believe only the top 10 were announced.

David W. Richardson
06-05-2008, 09:40 PM
I intend to submit to the next Fest. I will be interested to know how my script fares against others. That's useful information. Maybe it shouldn't be posted publicly, in order to avoid embarrassing anyone -- but entrants should be able to get the info privately, I would think.

Captain Pierce
06-06-2008, 01:05 PM
I thought the 10-page limit on this worked pretty well; but I also think it could be interesting to try a shorter length, too. For that matter, is there any reason we couldn't vary the page limits for each festival, just to keep us on our toes? :) 5 pages this time, 8 the next, and so on...

ConspiracyPenguin
06-06-2008, 04:34 PM
I think he was just being a little hard on himself.

I believe only the top 10 were announced.

You're correct, that's why I was wondering how he knew. But if he doesn't for sure, then I am sure I was in fact last place.

John LaBonney
06-07-2008, 12:58 PM
You're correct, that's why I was wondering how he knew. But if he doesn't for sure, then I am sure I was in fact last place.

No, I only know that I didn't place in the top ten from the list that was posted. I was exaggerating for humorous effect when I say dead last, but as far as I know it could have been 11th or last place. That's okay, I'm looking forward to the next one!

smashedburrito
06-07-2008, 05:13 PM
Also I think we should post a list of technical rules during the writing period. Things such as formatting requirements and such.

ConspiracyPenguin
06-07-2008, 05:53 PM
Also I think we should post a list of technical rules during the writing period. Things such as formatting requirements and such.

I agree. It would make it easier to pick the winners if they were all in a similar format.

Isaac_Brody
06-07-2008, 06:47 PM
We'll definitely have a list of technical rules this time around. It just makes reading easier and improves the quality of feedback when everyone conforms to the rules.

Noel Evans
06-08-2008, 05:29 AM
We'll definitely have a list of technical rules this time around. It just makes reading easier and improves the quality of feedback when everyone conforms to the rules.

Agreed. Look forward to seeing what they are.

Mike Insane
06-18-2008, 06:31 PM
Often times I find it hard to write without a deadline. I'd love to see another scriptfest. It would provide that kick in the pants that I so desperately need.

cbln
06-22-2008, 09:26 PM
Agree with a 5 or 6 page limit.

Tom Shortridge
06-23-2008, 08:48 AM
I'm totally in when this goes down. 6 page limit sounds good.

John LaBonney
06-23-2008, 04:37 PM
Issac:

Any news on ScriptFest II?

Noel Evans
06-23-2008, 05:13 PM
Another vote for another to happen.

Isaac_Brody
06-23-2008, 08:42 PM
Sorry for the delay, definitely doing this again. I'm writing the next one up. And we'll try a six page limit this time.

ConspiracyPenguin
06-23-2008, 08:58 PM
Sorry for the delay, definitely doing this again. I'm writing the next one up. And we'll try a six page limit this time.

Woo hoo! We are going to have certain restrictions this time around, correct?

Isaac_Brody
06-23-2008, 09:00 PM
Yep, requirements. Some grammatical stuff, it'll be like last time but a little more focused.