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Forum: Screenwriting Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By WalterB
It is time for action. Brainstorming is fun,...

It is time for action. Brainstorming is fun, being creative, dreaming of possibilities, while you are in open mode.
Now you need to get in to action: write, write, write. In closed mode.

It can...
Forum: Screenwriting Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 367
Posted By WalterB
Let me reverse it: you want 'no clichés' yet...

Let me reverse it:
you want 'no clichés' yet 'familiar'.
That is the perfect way to end up with some middle of the road stuff. Which can be boring.
Does it have to balance between cheesy and...
Forum: Screenwriting Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 367
Posted By WalterB
Connect the dots and make it work storywise. ...

Connect the dots and make it work storywise.



You can't and avoid clichés and stay away from too unique ideas.
As for cheesy: bitten by a radioactive spider is also quite chesy if you think...
Forum: Screenwriting Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 367
Posted By WalterB
And besides that: what do you do with a piece of...

And besides that: what do you do with a piece of paper with circles and words?
You still need to disstill from there.

BTW, you seem to avoid 1 question:
did you ever see the ideas in your own...
Forum: Screenwriting Yesterday, 07:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 367
Posted By WalterB
You describe several things here. Research =...

You describe several things here.
Research = incubation, not brainstorming, even when it might spark a brainstorm.
The circles: that is the physical method you use.
And it is a good one.

The...
Forum: Screenwriting Yesterday, 07:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 367
Posted By WalterB
Did you read all the replies with character ideas...

Did you read all the replies with character ideas in your own previous topic?

What do you do when you brainstorm? How does your proces work?
Do you really brainstorm freely? Or do you judge and...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-15-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By WalterB
+1 In short, as with many tools and styles: it...

+1
In short, as with many tools and styles: it depends.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-13-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By WalterB
Dexter has effective voice-overs, because they...

Dexter has effective voice-overs, because they display his thoughts, while his dad is his consience.

Amélie starts with an effective VO introduction.

But yes, it can also turn out as lazy and...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-13-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By WalterB
It works when done well :P

It works when done well :P
Forum: Indie 05-10-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By WalterB
I created a meme :P ...

I created a meme :P

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Forum: Cinematography/Lighting 05-10-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By WalterB
Without links there are many interpretations...

Without links there are many interpretations possible on 'dull looking'.
'Looking like 720p' can also be caused by many other factors in the production pipeline:
acquisition codec, export settings...
Forum: Business/Legal 05-09-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By WalterB
That means the first step to take is writing a...

That means the first step to take is writing a script you do believe in.
It is hard to sell something you don't believe in.
Forum: Business/Legal 05-09-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By WalterB
'A lot' is not a number. :-p Seriously: if...

'A lot' is not a number. :-p

Seriously: if an agent shows interest: don't say 'a lot', because 'a lot' means different things to everyone.
Some call 4 scripts a lot. Others 12.
Giving them a...
Forum: Directing 05-08-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By WalterB
Well, if they go around you, they don't really...

Well, if they go around you, they don't really use you.

Don't focus on him. If he is not good: they will regret theat choice.

The question is: what do you do to maintain your network? How do...
Forum: Indie 05-07-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By WalterB
Shooting pictures for an escape room. Turn a...

Shooting pictures for an escape room.
Turn a Dutch video into English.
Paperwork.
Trying to enjoy the sunshine: it turned summer in here, but that might be gone next week again :p
Forum: Screenwriting 05-04-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By WalterB
Yet, it is true. Any note beyond what action is...

Yet, it is true.
Any note beyond what action is shown and heard on screen is telling how the pictures should be painted.
Camera moves, score directions, performance notes are telling how a script...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-04-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By WalterB
Don't write directing notes in the script.

Don't write directing notes in the script.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-03-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By WalterB
Whoop whoop makes me think of dubstep ;-)

Whoop whoop makes me think of dubstep ;-)
Forum: Screenwriting 05-02-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,136
Posted By WalterB
Just replying to the opening post. The last...

Just replying to the opening post.
The last scene makes no sense it is too disconnected from the rest.
The rest is too complex for 4 minutes.
You painted yourself in a corner.
Now you can watch...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-02-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By WalterB
One of the girls has extremely strong senses: she...

One of the girls has extremely strong senses: she can see in the dark, hear ultrasond and smell better than a dog.
Too bad she is so hypersensitive that the sweaty shirts of some older teachers make...
Forum: Indie 05-02-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By WalterB
Editing software tutorials. Phone meeting...

Editing software tutorials.
Phone meeting tomorrow: I've been asked to shoot a boksing scene.
I want to make sure we have the time and the crew to do it properly.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-01-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By WalterB
lol

lol
Forum: Screenwriting 05-01-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By WalterB
One student can look into the future: his own...

One student can look into the future: his own future only, so he is excluded from walking through passed exams, otherwise he can see the correct anwsers while making them :-p
Forum: Screenwriting 05-01-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By WalterB
One girl can make it rain rose petals. Nobody is...

One girl can make it rain rose petals. Nobody is sure what use it is, besides looking cool in theater or movies, but she needs to learn to control it.
It becomes a bit annoying that it starts...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-01-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By WalterB
And fartman. He can fly when he farts. Sounds...

And fartman.
He can fly when he farts. Sounds cool, but some kinds of food just shoots him through the roof. He is forced to wear a helmet all the time and has a concrete chair with seatbelt to keep...
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