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Forum: Screenwriting Today, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 130
Posted By directorik
Rather than tell the reader he has good taste,...

Rather than tell the reader he has good taste, show the reader he
has good taste.

Does a shelf full of fantasy and SciFi books show good taste to you?
If that's it, then that's just fine. Is...
Forum: Screenwriting Today, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 130
Posted By directorik
That's much better. It sets the scene well. ...

That's much better. It sets the scene well.

“The owner has good taste.” - doesn't say anything useful. Perhaps
give a couple of examples of his taste. “Good taste” is subjective.
What is good...
Forum: The Lounge Today, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By directorik
THIS ONE...

THIS ONE (https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Metropolis-Alfred-Abel/dp/B0040QYROA/ref=sr_1_4?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1524764746&sr=1-4&keywords=Metropolis+%281927%29) says it's the 147min version.
...
Forum: Screenwriting Today, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 130
Posted By directorik
You should read the Jurassic Park screenplay to...

You should read the Jurassic Park screenplay to get an understanding
on how the park was described. The opening scene in the screenplay:
“Through the impenetrable jungle, a JEEP bounces over a...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-21-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By directorik
It isn't as clear as it could be, is it? You...

It isn't as clear as it could be, is it? You think this is happening at
the same house at the same time.

This is why Wade asked the question. I read this as two different
houses - one day and...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-21-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By directorik
Poor and/or inconsistent format is the biggest...

Poor and/or inconsistent format is the biggest mistake. Readers are
accustom to a specific format - it make reading a screenplay fast
and easy.

Grammar and spelling. You may be surprised how...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-21-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By directorik
Welcome to indietalk, Wade. To need to...

Welcome to indietalk, Wade.

To need to intercut – your slug lines do that. Do not use
“continuous” - these two things are not happening at the
same time.

To make it flow better I suggest...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-18-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By directorik
Would you accept my help?

Would you accept my help?
Forum: Hollywood 04-16-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By directorik
I loved it! So much fun to watch the finale...

I loved it!

So much fun to watch the finale on the big screen with a bunch
of like-minded fans. There is just something great about sharing
the entertainment experience with others.

Lots of...
Forum: Business/Legal 04-14-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,191
Posted By directorik
I was merely asking YOU what you mean by...

I was merely asking YOU what you mean by "industrial standards".
It's quite a circle you have going here. I don't understand why you
are resistant to answering my question and circle back to...
Forum: Business/Legal 04-13-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,191
Posted By directorik
I'd like to help so I'm asking you. I'm not...

I'd like to help so I'm asking you. I'm not interested in what sfoster
means. You said you "need to reach industrial standards" if you are
to be taken serious.

What do YOU mean by "industrial...
Forum: Business/Legal 04-13-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,191
Posted By directorik
What do you mean by "industrial...

What do you mean by "industrial standards"?
Forum: Screenwriting 04-11-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By directorik
There is right and wrong in all writing. That...

There is right and wrong in all writing. That article addresses some
of those rights and wrongs. It is “wrong” to not engage the reader.
A screenplay can be in perfect, flawless format and not be...
Forum: Acting 04-11-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By directorik
The protocol is to not hire that actor. Good...

The protocol is to not hire that actor.

Good that you learned an important lesson. Never think something
is obvious to everyone. The protocol for letting someone know that
the role requires...
Forum: Music 04-07-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By directorik
In the 1960's with the demise of the original...

In the 1960's with the demise of the original movie musical many
nominated songs were title songs like "Born Free", "Days of Wine
and Roses", "Never on Sunday". Starting in the 70's a song was ...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-06-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By directorik
Here is a link that might help: http://bfy.tw/HVdK

Here is a link that might help: http://bfy.tw/HVdK
Forum: Hollywood 04-06-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,940
Posted By directorik
I'm disappointed you chose not to answer my...

I'm disappointed you chose not to answer my questions.

I'm a curious person and love getting insight from others.
I apologize and won't do it again.
Forum: Celluloid 04-06-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By directorik
Can't hurt to make sure the machine is clean....

Can't hurt to make sure the machine is clean. Anything that will
touch the film.

There are several film cleaner/lubricants available. Check B&H
and Amazon. They both offer a good emulsion...
Forum: Distro/Marketing 04-04-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By directorik
Why not try all three? A 30 second, a 1 minute...

Why not try all three? A 30 second, a 1 minute and a 2 minute.

Editing a trailer is a great learning experience. You will learn SO
much. Expanding your understanding of how a trailer works is
a...
Forum: Screenwriting 04-01-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By directorik
A good example of your writing skills.

A good example of your writing skills.
Forum: Indie 03-31-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By directorik
I don't think you'll get a general consensus of...

I don't think you'll get a general consensus of what is "The best" camera
because there isn't a "best" camera.

An interesting discussion would be what cameras do people use and
like...
Forum: Screenwriting 03-30-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 787
Posted By directorik
Okay. That's one try. Don't use "we see" -...

Okay. That's one try.

Don't use "we see" - that's too obvious; everything you write
in the screenplay "we" see.

Don't tell (From her perspective.) Show. Show what is on the
screen.

Sure, I...
Forum: Screenwriting 03-29-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 787
Posted By directorik
I am a screenwriting teacher. this is what I...

I am a screenwriting teacher. this is what I would say to a student in my class:

Without using camera angles how would YOU do it?

INT. THE SCHMIDT BASEMENT - NIGHT

> Go!

Let me see how...
Forum: Welcome! 03-29-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By directorik
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Hollywood 03-29-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,940
Posted By directorik
According to mussonman, all theaters will die...

According to mussonman, all theaters will die soon. So one day soon
this won't be an issue.
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