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Forum: Newbies 07-17-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 564
Posted By directorik
For discussion, let's not even go that far. ...

For discussion, let's not even go that far.

A low budget film series or any kind of online series that pays the
lead actors $250/day and after 16 months sees a profit of $100,000.
Seems like...
Forum: Newbies 07-17-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 564
Posted By directorik
An interesting topic; do they “deserve” profit...

An interesting topic; do they “deserve” profit participation...

sfoster touched on contracts and future projects. Jax mentions contracts.
But does an actor deserve it?

I think they do. If...
Forum: Narrative 07-01-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By directorik
Ya know what I'm more interested in... What...

Ya know what I'm more interested in...

What is your movie about?

No offense intended, but I really don't care what camera you used. I would
be interested in watching and voting if I knew what...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-01-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By directorik
Our confused friend has already dismissed that...

Our confused friend has already dismissed that advice.
http://www.indietalk.com/showthread.php?t=64962

We all want to help, but we always seem to offer advice, tips and help
she doesn't want. ...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-01-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By directorik
May 1 - “I haven't any idea how to plan it. Do...

May 1 - “I haven't any idea how to plan it. Do you have some tip?”
May 18 - “maybe you can give me more tips about planning the idea well, writing, etc.”
May 21 - “I told you my web series idea....
Forum: Pennsylvania 07-01-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By directorik
This is where you made your first BIG mistake....

This is where you made your first BIG mistake. You had a guy willing
to produce your series and you turned him down. Rather than use your
creativity and drive to make a low budget project to SHOW...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,685
Posted By directorik
I love how most of the crew are wearing ties and...

I love how most of the crew are wearing ties and vests. Back then
this was their JOB - no different than a bank or office. Crew showed
up in jacket, vest, tie and hat, clocked in, did their job....
Forum: Screenwriting 06-27-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By directorik
Describe the bar - empty, chairs upside down on...

Describe the bar - empty, chairs upside down on the table. The second
line of dialogue indicates the bar isn't open. There are many ways to show.

Easy there. No need to change the setting....
Forum: Screenwriting 06-26-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By directorik
Your first line is a fine example of telling not...

Your first line is a fine example of telling not showing. You know the
old saying, “Show, don't tell.”

Yes the bartender is wiping the counter (show) but then you tell the
reader that it's in...
Forum: Promotion 06-26-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By directorik
Sorry to pile on, but... We get a lot of new...

Sorry to pile on, but...

We get a lot of new people who ask for money in their very first post
so we regulars tend to be a little jaded.

What would inspire me to give you money is if you...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-26-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By directorik
What you have here is a terrific Anthology Series...

What you have here is a terrific Anthology Series (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthology_series). Rather than write a series á la "X Files" you have
a series á la "Twilight Zone", "The Outer...
Forum: Distro/Marketing 06-25-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By directorik
I wonder what percentage of that $15 Billion is...

I wonder what percentage of that $15 Billion is no/low budget movies
made by first or second time filmmakers what a cast no one has heard of.


Not a bad point from your friend. I suspect the...
Forum: Promotion 06-25-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,280
Posted By directorik
I'm sympathetic, Alan. It's frustrating; asking...

I'm sympathetic, Alan. It's frustrating; asking for money and getting
employment advice. It's to be expected, though.

I remember living in a small town and looking for work when there
just...
Forum: Filmmaking Misc. 06-23-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,047
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: 670
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: 1,611
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: 1,542
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: 1,542
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: 1,542
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: 807
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: 740
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: 810
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: 810
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: 810
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: 810
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...
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