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Forum: Screenwriting 04-24-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By mlesemann
I think - and this is really just a guess - that...

I think - and this is really just a guess - that what you're describing is sufficiently unusual that there isn't a clear standard.
Forum: Screenwriting 04-22-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By mlesemann
I mean POV in the broader sense of what happens...

I mean POV in the broader sense of what happens to each character.

By "undercut," I mean simply that you reduce the viewer's confidence that what they just saw is the "truth," in the context of...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-22-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By mlesemann
I know that's how you picture it - intercut - but...

I know that's how you picture it - intercut - but have you considered showing first Michael's POV, then Roseanne's after that? You'd have the viewer believing that they know what happened, then you...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-21-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By mlesemann
A lot of beginning screenwriters include actions...

A lot of beginning screenwriters include actions that actors can't portray such as thinking or remembering.
Forum: Screenplays 04-20-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Welcome! 04-20-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Music 04-20-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By mlesemann
Speaking just from my own experience - and yes we...

Speaking just from my own experience - and yes we did work with an attorney who specializes in indie films - for combo singers/songwriters who wrote & performed their own work we used a...
Forum: Welcome! 04-16-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Newbies 04-14-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Acting 04-14-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By mlesemann
I saw it last weekend and loved it. Certainly...

I saw it last weekend and loved it.
Certainly there are logic lapses but that's not the kind of thing I care about in this type of movie.
The acting and directing were both excellent. I appreciate...
Forum: Welcome! 04-13-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Narrative 04-13-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
Forum: Indie 04-09-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By mlesemann
Finishing up a script editing project.

Finishing up a script editing project.
Forum: Screenwriting 04-08-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By mlesemann
What secrets is she trying to hide from the ex -...

What secrets is she trying to hide from the ex - that they have a kid together? Is there a reason why she is hiding the existence of his daughter from him? That doesn't seem fair to either him or the...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-07-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By mlesemann
We have a dance scene in my second feature...

We have a dance scene in my second feature (DETOURS), and like Quality says, I just wrote that they dance to a country music song.

When we shot it, we had a guy who choreographed it for the 2...
Forum: Welcome! 04-06-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk! I live in NJ, so I'm...

Welcome to IndieTalk!

I live in NJ, so I'm right there with you re spring - bah humbug :)
Forum: Screenwriting 04-05-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By mlesemann
Celtx has a basic option that I think is still...

Celtx has a basic option that I think is still free.
Forum: Screenwriting 04-04-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk! I moved your post to the...

Welcome to IndieTalk! I moved your post to the Screenwriting section :)

There's no simple solution to obsession but I try to force myself to keep going forward until I have a completed first...
Forum: Indie 04-02-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By mlesemann
Re-writing a screenplay for a new client.

Re-writing a screenplay for a new client.
Forum: Screenwriting 04-02-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By mlesemann
What IndieTalk said :) I don't put actual...

What IndieTalk said :)

I don't put actual jokes in my movies, but I do add humor, which comes from the characters and situations.
Forum: Screenwriting 04-02-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By mlesemann
Can you explain the context? Are you looking for...

Can you explain the context? Are you looking for a way to build humor into a screenplay? Or are you referring to stand-up comedy? Or something else entirely?
Forum: Screenwriting 03-29-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By mlesemann
Sure. Or build the characters' reaction to the...

Sure. Or build the characters' reaction to the smell into the dialogue.
Forum: Screenwriting 03-29-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By mlesemann
Write only what can be portrayed by an actor or...

Write only what can be portrayed by an actor or visibly shown on a screen.
Forum: Screenwriting 03-29-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By mlesemann
Do you mean where should they be placed when you...

Do you mean where should they be placed when you write a screenplay?
They shouldn't be there at all.
Forum: Welcome! 03-29-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By mlesemann
Welcome to IndieTalk!

Welcome to IndieTalk!
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