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Forum: Filmmaking Misc. Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 480
Posted By directorik
Then give it a try. Just because no one here has...

Then give it a try. Just because no one here has used Apple Store experts
for creative advice doesn't mean you shouldn't. I've never heard of them
doing that. But you were told they do it and you...
Forum: Networking 06-18-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By directorik
Los Angeles still has the most production company...

Los Angeles still has the most production company offices. It's where
the producers live and make deals. Living there is helpful. Overall cost
of living is about the same in both areas – very...
Forum: Hollywood 06-09-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By directorik
What a foolish thing to say.

What a foolish thing to say.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-05-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,134
Posted By directorik
I do. It's the tip I, personally, use with that...

I do. It's the tip I, personally, use with that problem. It's
my working process. Like you, I always have a rough idea
and I use that tip to overcome that problem.

But my tip is the tip you do...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-05-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,134
Posted By directorik
And they do it over one season, too. You...

And they do it over one season, too.

You said "a (web) series can’t be fit by this" regarding the Hero's
Journey. I think you're wrong. Even if a series has only one season
the main characters...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-05-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,134
Posted By directorik
That's quite a challenge; give you advice on how...

That's quite a challenge; give you advice on how to develop
the "what if" sentence effectively without writing...

Since writing brings you nothing then my advice is to think
and read. Just keep...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-04-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By directorik
Story telling structure is essentially the same...

Story telling structure is essentially the same all over the world.
Different scholars over time have explained it in various ways using
various methods.

As the author of that 2014 article...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-01-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By directorik
Glad to help. Is there a reason you write...

Glad to help.

Is there a reason you write some character action in the parenthetical?
How do you make the decision what goes in the action lines and what
goes in the parenthetical?
Forum: Screenwriting 06-01-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By directorik
Nothing. Use the words you feel are best for your...

Nothing. Use the words you feel are best for your screenplay.

All my advice is from the perspective of a “reader” and producer in the
States reading a script by an unproduced writer. Don't get...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-31-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By directorik
There is a communication problem here. That's...

There is a communication problem here. That's okay.

As a screenwriter you should never use "Blue Hour" in your screenplay.
The article you read was correct.


Yes. Use DAY in that example.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-31-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By directorik
I'm sorry, I think you misunderstood my question....

I'm sorry, I think you misunderstood my question.

I know what "Blue Hour" is. As a director I use the term. I have
never seen it in a screenplay.

I was wondering if using that term is common...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-31-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By directorik
I have never heard of or read "blue hour" in a...

I have never heard of or read "blue hour" in a screenplay. Is that
a European or German thing?

The article you read is accurate - there is no need to use "evening" in
a screenplay. I use DAY or...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-31-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By directorik
Format: get rid of CUT TO:. I have not seen the...

Format: get rid of CUT TO:. I have not seen the way you use parantheticals
before. Is there a reason you write some character action in the parenthetical?
How do you make the decision what goes...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-29-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By directorik
Welcome to indietalk! Star Wars (1977) ...

Welcome to indietalk!

Star Wars (1977)
Wizard of Oz (1939)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
In Bruges (2008)
Memento (2001) Seriously, think about; even though the story is told in...
Forum: Distro/Marketing 05-29-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By directorik
Damn unions! Pushing for a living wage for...

Damn unions! Pushing for a living wage for skilled labor. Nonsense!


Nothing has changed. It still takes a long time for the festival
programmers to make the decision. I think it's even more...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-28-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By directorik
Welcome to indietalk. Post your script. No...

Welcome to indietalk.

Post your script. No one is forced to read it. People who want
to read and comment, will.

How about offering your feedback to the writers who have posted
a few pages of...
Forum: Networking 05-27-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By directorik
You can make as many as you need. There isn't a...

You can make as many as you need. There isn't a limitation on
how many you make. It just seemed a bit much with four identical
threads.

Tell us a little about yourself. You a director? A writer?
Forum: Networking 05-27-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By directorik
Welcome to indietalk, J.M. I see no reason...

Welcome to indietalk, J.M.

I see no reason to post four threads. True, you're not making
a thread every minute but it's a bit much, don't you think?

You have four up now. If there are any...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-27-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By directorik
You're welcome. I suggest being very...

You're welcome.

I suggest being very cautious when saying something "must" be
done or something "must not" be done. There really aren't too
many things in proper format the must be done. "FADE...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-27-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By directorik
This is not true in the US. Rik, over all...

This is not true in the US.

Rik, over all this is a good example. Unless it is essential to the
story I would suggest you not mention specific songs.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-23-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By directorik
Yes and yes. Other than your struggle with...

Yes and yes.

Other than your struggle with English I can see where you're going
with this. It works.
Forum: Tech Help 05-23-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By directorik
I'll give the same advice as El Director and...

I'll give the same advice as El Director and Sweetie - give
it a try. See if you like it.

Is there a reason you are concerned about giving it a try?
Forum: Screenwriting 05-23-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,469
Posted By directorik
If the dialogue is essential to the story it...

If the dialogue is essential to the story it doesn't get annoying.

Two writers have already been mentioned - Woody Allen and
Aaron Sorkin both write dialogue heavy scrips. Allen has the
most...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-23-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By directorik
This ^ Everyone here has been your mentor....

This ^

Everyone here has been your mentor. All your questions are
answered.

I have encouraged you and answered your questions and
provided examples and options. And I'm still willing to help....
Forum: Screenwriting 05-23-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By directorik
We offer you help. We offer you advice. We...

We offer you help.
We offer you advice.
We encourage you.
We answer your questions.

And you think we are a little bit annoyed.
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