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    What has happened to screenwritng? Is no one writing anymore?

    It's been near dead for me, so now I'm doing storyboards. https://alexmwhitmer.files.wordpress...3-original.pdf

    Tried novels, but really a differnt mindset.

    Anyone writing??

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    #2
    I would like to think writing material/content in general hasn't changed much, but screenwriting has likely changed.

    I'm sure many are still writing, but many also maybe gave up on their dreams and/or are doing something else because it's not worth trying to pursue a career in the field anymore with how the world has changed in different ways.

    Some people could also be using AI to create scripts. Or at least some of the framework.

    It's not the same but either is filmmaking...it lost the magic it once had in a slower world, IMO.

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      #3
      You're absolutely right. Used to be a tremendous amount of enthusiasm, and I feel blessed to have been a part of the old DVX short film contests. Then, many realized there was little or no money in short films (or features). though they did make for some decent show reels - not that those turned over any new work. Quite a few of my old working mates went on to corporate and wedding videos - or sold all their gear and moved on. Only a few straglers left.

      Hard to pin any one cause on it. It's not Covid, as the decline started well before. Wokeism hasn't helped any of the arts, and probably plays a role somewhere in the stagnant mess. Maybe the field was saturated with all of the cheap and quality cameras out there. Over-played the hand.

      Seen some interesting work coming out of cell phones, and AI. Thought the Hasselhoff short was pretty fun to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qPgG98_CQ8

      Anyways, still a lot of film getting churned out. Maybe it reverted back to its origins with only a small group in on the whole. And, as one could predict - and with very few exceptions - it all looks about the same. Rehash junk. Derivative slop.

      Maybe nothing has really changed at all. Old days also turned out a lot of junk, with just a few gems. Like pulp fiction books - a thousand writers churning out the dime books, but only a handfull knocked it out of the park.

      Hopefully it's cyclical, and we'll see a resurgance of talent and enthusisam, and innovation.
      Last edited by alex whitmer; 12-25-2021, 11:18 AM.

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        #4
        The most popular goal now a days is to become an influencer by creating social media content for podcast, youtube, instagram, Tiktok etc. Writing scripts and producing low budget movie shorts must still exists but the younger generation prefer other forms communication to message boards. Traditional theatrical movies have been supplanted by other forms video and distribution.
        Last edited by Peter C.; 12-25-2021, 07:03 PM.

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