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Forum: Screenwriting 10-18-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,048
Posted By directorik
I'm not getting your point either. I'm...

I'm not getting your point either.



I'm saying a certain movie is a masterpiece without comparing it
to another movie. “Citizen Kane” is a masterpiece. I'm not saying
no other movie is a...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-17-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,048
Posted By directorik
You walk in an odd circle of people... There...

You walk in an odd circle of people...

There is no one, not a single person, I know who would call you a
psychopath for liking and watching that movie all the time.
Forum: Screenwriting 10-17-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,048
Posted By directorik
How can one put aside their bias when talking...

How can one put aside their bias when talking about movies?
“Bias” is a “deviation of the expected value of a statistical
estimate from the quantity it estimates” and “a personal and
sometimes...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-16-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By directorik
Nothing is always true in all contexts. If a...

Nothing is always true in all contexts.

If a writer feels it's vitally important to include the character 's
inner thoughts in the screenplay there is no "rule" that says that
can't. If a...
Forum: Other 10-16-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By directorik
The virtual instrument sounds sure are getting...

The virtual instrument sounds sure are getting better. I didn't
notice any point where it sounded fake. The horns as Buck
comes out of his burrow sound particularly real.

I've done a lot of...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-16-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By directorik
Just be mindful. The screenplay is a...

Just be mindful.

The screenplay is a different form of expression from a novel. The
goal of a novelist it to connect directly to the reader one on one.
The purpose of a screenplay is to lay a...
Forum: Other 10-14-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By directorik
Obviously you haven't finished the audio design...

Obviously you haven't finished the audio design so are you asking for
feedback about the score?
Forum: Screenwriting 10-14-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By directorik
Don't look to others to give you ideas. If you...

Don't look to others to give you ideas. If you don't have an awesome
idea for a first episode do not write.


What made the first episode of X Files memorable to you?
Forum: Screenwriting 10-04-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By directorik
I have a different opinion than Walter, I think...

I have a different opinion than Walter, I think it's great for a writer
to look for a director to make a short film and then use that short
to show potential sponsors/investors for a feature.
...
Forum: The Lounge 09-25-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By directorik
He's using "film" to mean something special,...

He's using "film" to mean something special, something better and more
important than a movie.


I don't know what you don't get. It as true when he said it and it's true
today. In general...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-25-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By directorik
The way you writer horror with less blood an...

The way you writer horror with less blood an disgust is to not
write any scenes with blood and disgust. If someone is killed do
not write the details of how the death occurs.

Horror comes from...
Forum: Acting 09-23-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By directorik
This is an unknown (to me) and interesting...

This is an unknown (to me) and interesting perspective of learning
acting. Here in the States learning acting isn't broken down that way.

Here a student is taught acting, not theater acting or...
Forum: Hollywood 09-05-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
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: 13
Views: 1,063
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: 13
Views: 1,063
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: 10
Views: 688
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: 394
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: 10
Views: 688
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: 2,875
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: 13
Views: 1,063
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: 9
Views: 1,142
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: 11
Views: 1,038
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: 16
Views: 4,186
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: 893
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: 1,043
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...
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