Tuesday, January 18, 2011

unnecessarybraggingonthispostupdate

I'm pleased with myself.
Within about two days I've written close to fifty pages.
If I keep up with this momentum, I could be done with this first draft by this up and coming weekend.

The outline may have taken me longer than I had hoped, but the actually writing of the script is coming along rather quickly now.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Few days in.

I'm officially about five days into writing my first draft of this film here.
It's coming out alright so far... I wish I was writing as fast as John Hughes could.

We'll see what happens as we draw closer to it being done.

I wanna have a huge reading when the first draft is finished. I'll be able to clean up the dialogue more and get people's opinions on the script itself... Plus, a night of beer and script reading sounds enticing enough as it is.

I'm planning on locking myself up away from the world and Netflix tomorrow, just to get a bunch of pages completed.

I start school again in a week and a half... It'd be great to get most of this draft finished by then.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A work in progress is like a chess match.

So I'm working on this feature, right? Right.

It's become a game of chess now. The scenes have to be played out really well or else the flow doesn't make sense.

I'm trying to add a dynamic to the flow of the film with the lead character.

Another challenge that I've decided to set for myself is that I'm keeping the entire movie solely in the main character's perspective. He's going to be in every scene in the film. The audience will be learning everything as he does.

This could work, or not. I'm banking on that it works though. I've got to maintain enough entertainment throughout each scene now. I'm taking my philosophy of writing shorts and putting that into a feature film form.

It's harder than it sounds. It's hard not to be judging yourself too extreme on whether or not it'll be a boring script or not.

For now I have to keep working at it and if it doesn't work, it doesn't work... I can always reshape it again.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New year, new start.

This has been an odd few month period. I'm writing a lot now these days.

I'm still working on all these scripts... The writing process seems to be boring to update.

"Yeah, still writing."

But it's exciting. I've got a few features I'm working on, I've got that short, I've got other treatments too.

The short is on the back burner a bit. I've been highly motivated with this feature length script that I've been tossing around... I'm going to be able to shoot this too. That's what makes it more exciting.