The quality of the entries in these festivals is constantly improving, especially now with the new 'cheap' cameras that look great right out of the box.
One area that is always the most difficult for me, and the place where many entries suffer is the WRITING.
Since the script is where it all starts, and it's really tough to make a great movie out of a not-so-great script, I suspect that many people will get an eye opener at what a great 6-minute script looks like, and it might help them write stronger shorts that are more focused and engaging for Betrayal Fest .
So- I kindly request that the winners, and some not-so-winners, to post their scripts (or outlines or whatever you used to shoot with) here so we can all see where you started from, and compare it to what you ended up with, either as a jpg so we can read it right here, or a link to download a pdf.
Thanks! and Congrats to ALL!
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11-21-2009 08:23 AM
11-22-2009 08:06 PM
it would be niceLuis R Cosme
11-23-2009 01:09 PM
Here's the script for Red and the Wolf.
For my film Innocence in Twilightfest I wrote a six and a half page script and the runtime ended closer to 9 min. So this time around I wanted to find something around four pages just to be safe.
11-23-2009 04:50 PM
Thanks for posting that AJ. That's a great read.
And not even four pages... which made for a 6-minute film with a very good pace to it, not too rushed, not too slow, (although I imagine you might have a longer cut in mind?)
Hmm. I think next time I'll limit myself to 3 1/2 pages. Betrayal Fest might be calling.
11-23-2009 05:04 PM
There's a lot to be said for that, Tim. I think Dispatch was under two pages. Slimothy (Tim Hyten) would need to confirm that, though.
11-23-2009 06:04 PM
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11-23-2009 08:28 PM
Here is the original draft (The Box) and the final draft.