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Forum: Hollywood 09-05-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By directorik
And it didn't hurt that the writer/director of...

And it didn't hurt that the writer/director of Star Wars had the number
three box office hit and an Oscar nomination for best director and original
screenplay under his belt.

That can open...
Forum: Global Ad 09-05-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By directorik
I got a pretty nasty private message from...

I got a pretty nasty private message from Chakraa.

I'm sorry you were upset by my comment.

I wish you well.
Forum: Global Ad 09-05-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By directorik
I am turned off by the suggestion that Chakrra is...

I am turned off by the suggestion that Chakrra is bigger than it is.
"The writing department..." makes it seem like this is a large
production company or studio. There is no shame in being a small,...
Forum: Hollywood 09-05-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By directorik
For anyone whose primary goal is to express...

For anyone whose primary goal is to express themselves then compromise
is not an option. Make only the movies you want to make the way you want
them made.
Forum: Newbies 09-05-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By directorik
What I take into consideration is which is better...

What I take into consideration is which is better for the project
vs. the cost.

On one project I needed a bar for a day so we found a practical
location. The downside is we could only shoot...
Forum: Hollywood 09-05-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By directorik
It's a difficult question but not controversial...

It's a difficult question but not controversial if one allows for
differing opinions. The answer only becomes controversial when
we do not accept that others have different goals.

My goal has...
Forum: Acting 08-31-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,775
Posted By directorik
This was posted more than three years ago and she...

This was posted more than three years ago and she never
returned. I wonder what she decided?
Forum: Global Ad 08-30-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By directorik
Tell us a little about Chakrra. I like to know...

Tell us a little about Chakrra. I like to know about the company before I
submit writing samples.

Also, it can't hurt to offer info on where to send the samples.
Forum: The Lounge 08-28-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By directorik
1970's saw a lot of them; Alien, Star Wars,...

1970's saw a lot of them; Alien, Star Wars, American Graffiti, Animal House,
Apocalypse Now, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles, Clockwork Orange, Enter The Dragon

1980's was the decade of Drew Struzan; ...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-28-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By directorik
There is no right or wrong in creative opinion. ...

There is no right or wrong in creative opinion. Write the dialogue you
feel is best for each character. Some people may not like it. That does
not mean you are wrong and they are right. No one...
Forum: Narrative 08-26-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,925
Posted By directorik
In September of 2016 you posted this work in...

In September of 2016 you posted this work in progress.

Six months later, in March of 2017 you returned to react to those
who commented.

Then you returned in six months. Almost two years since...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-20-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By directorik
I read it to the end of act one. I will read the...

I read it to the end of act one. I will read the rest. I liked it.
Good writing, compelling characters.

A couple of easy fixes; stay in the present. Everything you write is
what will be seen...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-20-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By directorik
I can't think of any. I'm sure there are a few...

I can't think of any. I'm sure there are a few examples, but none
that meet your specific criteria; first sale. As you point out the writer
must find a specific producer who shares their weird...
Forum: Distro/Marketing 08-19-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By directorik
Sometimes it helps to look at distribution with a...

Sometimes it helps to look at distribution with a realistic perspective.

A few older shorts that have not made money and do not have
distributors making offers can very often benefit from getting...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-19-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By directorik
Yes, grammar is as important as story. Think of a...

Yes, grammar is as important as story. Think of a movie you love,
one you watch over and over and over. Would you still love it if it
was out of focus in parts? Would you still love it if camera...
Forum: Distro/Marketing 08-18-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By directorik
What plans do you have for the films during the...

What plans do you have for the films during the next two years?

Devils Advocate: the film go on their channel but don't make
any money at all. Do you believe you will get (and have to
turn down)...
Forum: Distro/Marketing 08-18-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By directorik
Make sure you have an out clause - that you can...

Make sure you have an out clause - that you can pull your movies
from them after a specified time. If you don't see any money after,
say, three quarters you pull your movies.

I see no reason to...
Forum: Distro/Marketing 08-18-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By directorik
How much was any previous offer? Did they tell...

How much was any previous offer?
Did they tell you 70% of what?
How much money have you previously made on these shorts?
Do you have a better offer elsewhere?
What is the minimum you need to make...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-18-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By directorik
In my opinion this is a bad and cheesy idea. ...

In my opinion this is a bad and cheesy idea.

Don't write it.
Forum: Screenwriting 08-17-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By directorik
What is important to the story? That they are all...

What is important to the story? That they are all drowned on the screen
of their phones? Or what, exactly, is on those screens? Is the fact all
seven are buried in their phones important or are...
Forum: Indie 08-11-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By directorik
First: if you are serious about getting a...

First: if you are serious about getting a distributor then you must
take you movie off the streaming site immediately. A product that
has already been seen is of little value to a distributor.
...
Forum: DIY 08-06-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,139
Posted By directorik
Use tubing. From an aquarium store, hardware...

Use tubing. From an aquarium store, hardware store, automotive store.

Hide it from the cameras view behind the faucet using tape. You want to
get really ambitious turn off the water to the sink...
Forum: Hollywood 08-05-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,600
Posted By directorik
What is most important is story, acting,...

What is most important is story, acting, directing and good lighting
and audio. You can get a great looking image with an iPhone. HOW
you use the equipment is more important that what equipment.
...
Forum: Hollywood 08-04-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,824
Posted By directorik
Another non-answer from Quality.

Another non-answer from Quality.
Forum: Hollywood 08-04-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,824
Posted By directorik
Right. The screenwriter William Goldman said...

Right.

The screenwriter William Goldman said it best in his 1982 book,
“Adventures In The Screen Trade” - “Nobody knows anything”.

That doesn't mean people are stupid, it means no one KNOWS ...
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