Thursday, April 30, 2009

Script Frenzy Update 5

It's late Wednesday night (early Thursday morning) so it must be time for an update.

I'm happy to say that some good writing took place this Tuesday. We did a little re-writing on the script to resolve some story problems which caused us to have a smaller page count. After this we actually added to the screenplay. Most of it was dialogue, which is good because this is going to be a dialogue heavy movie. The result is an overall gain of 1 page, bringing the total to 12 pages of written script.

Not enough good news you say? Something else we discussed this week was our title sequence. Now, we have what I think is a pretty good scene to put the titles over, but there is something that has always bothered me about it. I like the idea behind it, and I think it is fairly original, but I don't think it sets the right tone for the movie. Jessie and I had a talk about it, and I think we have something that will work even better. I am very excited to write the dialogue for this scene; I think it will be very funny.

And there's more to be excited about. Jessie and I (mostly Jessie) came up with an interesting and clever way to do some marketing for our movie. If done right, it will be incredibly subtle and be drawn out over a couple years. I don't want to say exactly what it is right now, but we will be revealing it to our loyal followers soon.

It's been quite awhile since I've had this much to talk about. I'm all tired from writing this much. Well, that and the lateness of the hour.

Goodnight all!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Script Frenzy Update 4

As promised, here is the weekly update on the status of our script.

Unfortunately, I have nothing new to report. Jessie and I have been unable to get together to write this week. Things have been very busy for Jessie, what with the school wrapping up and all.

Hopefully, we'll be able to get together in the next few days to write and I'll have a more interesting update afterwards.

Good night for now.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Script Frenzy Update 3

Here is the first follow up on my weekly updates. I almost didn't make it.

The page count for this week is, wait for it....

The same.

What? Yeah, we worked on the script this week, but we didn't have very much time. Mostly we took what we had written already and made it make sense. Which is important. Next time we will add to the script. Overall it's been very productive writing.

We did notice that there seems to be some sort of food in every scene though. It's like The Godfather, except without all the mob stuff.

That's it for now. See you next Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Script Frenzy Update 2

Two quick items for tonight.

First, I have finally gotten more of what's been written into script format and I've uploaded it to Script Frenzy. We have a grand total of, wait for it....

11 Pages!!!!

As you can see we are well on our way. Wish us luck in getting to a significant number of pages.

The second item for tonight. This post is is coming on a Wednesday night. Expect a new post ever Wednesday night from now on. I will be making sure that I will post something every Wednesday from now on. There will be joint posts and posts from Jessie if she's ever not busy enough, but at least one every week from me or your money back.

That's all for this post. Until next week...

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Script Frenzy Update 1

We had our first session for writing the actual screenplay tonight. It went really well and we got a lot done for people with no attention sp... look, a penny.

What I've come to tell you is that I just finished formatting tonight's work into screenplay format and we have just over 4 pages. That means we just need to do what we did tonight 25 more times and we're free. Since this will never happen, you should just congratulate us for getting beyond the blank page and writing something down. All in all though, it was fun.

Another page count update will follow as soon as we have new pages.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Script Frenzy

100 pages in 30 days! Jason and I are going to participate in Script Frenzy this month. Script Frenzy is an international writing event that challenges people to write a 100-page script (whether screenplay, TV show, graphic novel, etc.) in 30 days. There aren't any prizes (except for certificates for the people who succeed), but there's a community of writers to reach out to for support and a bunch of other resources. Check out the website!

I have an extremely busy month, and Jason is currently looking for a new job and place to live, so it's going to be a challenge to find the time, but I think it will be really good motivation.  We got together last night to fill in a few of the holes we still had in the plot. There are still a few spots we think we might need some fleshing out, but we decided that we're ready to write. Writing the screenplay for the scenes we already have figured out will help us solidify the characters and the feel of the film and will hopefully help us fill in those holes. 

Wish us luck! We'll keep you updated.