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Forum: Filmmaking Misc. Yesterday, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 653
Posted By WalterB
As far as I can tell, it has more to do with...

As far as I can tell, it has more to do with sound decision making than with luck. Which is hard without sleep.

BTW, in your latest trailer your missiles cross the 180-rule in a very obvious way.
Forum: Promotion Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By WalterB
Well, even in Dublin 'jobs won't come by'. I...

Well, even in Dublin 'jobs won't come by'.

I have no idea where you live, what your skills are or what job you are looking for, but you don't seem very anxious to find one.
Forum: Promotion Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By WalterB
Irish economy grew 7% in 2017. So there should...

Irish economy grew 7% in 2017.
So there should be jobs out there.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-14-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By WalterB
This +1 It is like karate. You can't just...

This +1

It is like karate. You can't just read karate books and expect to be able to do it right the first time.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-07-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,138
Posted By WalterB
I think the problem is turning the 'what if' into...

I think the problem is turning the 'what if' into a story.
Since the what if only contains the potential of a story, but not the story itself. That still needs to be created.

However, the what if...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-06-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,138
Posted By WalterB
Feutus is right. Write all those thoughts...

Feutus is right.

Write all those thoughts and snippets down.
After a year or after 2 years you will find you can combine some of those thoughts into something really interesting.

18 months ago...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-06-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By WalterB
And mention the IndieTalk Community as well:...

And mention the IndieTalk Community as well: there are many supportive people in here.

If I ever win an Oscar: this server is going to explode right after my speech ;)
Forum: Screenwriting 06-06-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By WalterB
You are welcome. Just remember to thank me if...

You are welcome.
Just remember to thank me if you ever win an Oscar, BAFTA, Emmy or Bear (in Berlin, right?) :P
Forum: Screenwriting 06-06-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By WalterB
Man goes back to his time machine. As he...

Man goes back to his time machine.
As he dissappears we see the captain celebrating the diverted desaster and hit another iceberg. :P
Forum: Screenwriting 06-01-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By WalterB
From your question the 'duh' wasn't that obvious...

From your question the 'duh' wasn't that obvious :-p

It really read like you were mixing up 'describing' with 'telling' in stead of 'showing'.
Hence my reply.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-01-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By WalterB
'Show, don't tell' doesn't mean you can not...

'Show, don't tell' doesn't mean you can not describe a creature.
It is just a reminder that it is preferable to show action in a movie instead of telling about the action through voice-over or...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-31-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,149
Posted By WalterB
Slightly off-topic. If you want to read some...

Slightly off-topic.
If you want to read some mind boggeling books with Greek gods, robots debating Shakespeare and more crazy stuff: Illium and Olympos are amazing books. Percy Jackson is just very...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-30-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,149
Posted By WalterB
Hahaha, dummy is a word we use in The...

Hahaha, dummy is a word we use in The Netherlands. Notebook or jurnal would be the best translation indeed.

As for creativity: watch this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMpdPrm6Ul4

It...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-30-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,149
Posted By WalterB
My advice: try to make a short and interesting...

My advice: try to make a short and interesting story with those elements.
Forum: Indie 05-29-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By WalterB
Yeah, I'm melting faster than any icecream in...

Yeah, I'm melting faster than any icecream in here.
Surrounded by thunder for the past 90 minutes, but it seems to just stay away :p
Forum: Indie 05-29-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By WalterB
Today I am procrastinating. It is something...

Today I am procrastinating.
It is something I've been putting off for a long time, so I guess today is the day to catch up with that :-p
Forum: Screenwriting 05-24-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,479
Posted By WalterB
So in short: the RULE is to write, write,...

So in short:

the RULE is to write, write, write without worrying about the amount of dialogue.
And use rewriting to balance it.

:P
Forum: Screenwriting 05-24-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,479
Posted By WalterB
She mentioned it. And if you gather all the...

She mentioned it.
And if you gather all the replies and read the subtext, there are many clues pointing that direction.

No jodgement here.
She thinks in a different way than you do, Quality....
Forum: Newbies 05-23-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By WalterB
Stardate 356215675.2 Really, keep it...

Stardate 356215675.2

Really, keep it together.
This makes no sense.
Forum: Indie 05-23-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By WalterB
Doing GPDR stuff. Boring and bureaucratic.

Doing GPDR stuff. Boring and bureaucratic.
Forum: Screenwriting 05-21-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,234
Posted By WalterB
It is time for action. Brainstorming is fun,...

It is time for action. Brainstorming is fun, being creative, dreaming of possibilities, while you are in open mode.
Now you need to get in to action: write, write, write. In closed mode.

It can...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-21-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,234
Posted By WalterB
Let me reverse it: you want 'no clichés' yet...

Let me reverse it:
you want 'no clichés' yet 'familiar'.
That is the perfect way to end up with some middle of the road stuff. Which can be boring.
Does it have to balance between cheesy and...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-21-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,234
Posted By WalterB
Connect the dots and make it work storywise. ...

Connect the dots and make it work storywise.



You can't and avoid clichés and stay away from too unique ideas.
As for cheesy: bitten by a radioactive spider is also quite chesy if you think...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-21-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,234
Posted By WalterB
And besides that: what do you do with a piece of...

And besides that: what do you do with a piece of paper with circles and words?
You still need to disstill from there.

BTW, you seem to avoid 1 question:
did you ever see the ideas in your own...
Forum: Screenwriting 05-21-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,234
Posted By WalterB
You describe several things here. Research =...

You describe several things here.
Research = incubation, not brainstorming, even when it might spark a brainstorm.
The circles: that is the physical method you use.
And it is a good one.

The...
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