This has been the most awesome thread ever. Thanks for the help folks...seriously.
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11-02-2011 07:54 PM
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- Nov 2011
- The Southeast right now...but I'm California Dreamin...
11-02-2011 09:56 PM
While I'm at it, this exercise reminds me of another mental exercise/visualization I've found helpful. I'm a firm believer that every scene needs to be doing something in terms of advancing some plot line. I picture each scene having knobs which control each plot line. Each scene can turn one or more knobs to advance the story. If you can't easily see how a plot line's knob is being turned in a scene, it's either too vague, or the scene as a whole is deadweight and needs tossing.~ The grand essentials in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. - Addison
10-06-2012 12:48 AM
Once a story pops into my head I immediately write it down on celtx already in the right format, just so I won't lose it. Doesn't matter if its the beginning, the middle or the end. This is the time where I'm usually so amped up that all I could think of is to write and try to catch up with the ideas in my head. A couple of pages after this, I slowly loose steam and stop. I'll re-read whatever I wrote and start dissecting: what if this scene goes here, character could say this, etc etc. Then I would start my notes, copying down stuff for research, putting stuff in bullet points so it would quicker and easier to read. These bullets would end up to be the other scenes or parts of dialogue. After this I'll start again with the script.
I find this to be an efficient way for me to write the first draft. It may seem like I have a lot of confidence in myself, but I find it that not thinking twice about it too much and just letting it flow really helpful. I could always clean it up in the 2nd draft.Please contact Jason Ramsey for DVXuser advertising rates.
03-06-2017 05:42 PM
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- May 2016
This might help:
Academy Award nominees and winner 2017 deconstructed: http://www.kalbashir.com/Oscars-2017...-Nominees.html
03-06-2017 08:20 PM
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- Mar 2011
These days I no longer do outlines, use index cards, etc. I just start at the beginning and see where I end up. I actually find it very exciting. Found out recently Pinter worked that way as well. This way I really do go on the same adventure as the viewer. It's less manipulative, more organic - writing out of feelings and the unconscious. No agenda. More myserteous. I no longer feel the writer's hand on the back of my neck.