Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Finally, Something to Report

Hello all! Sorry that there was not post last week, but we didn't really have anything new to say.

I'm happy to report that we were able to write this week after not getting anything done last week. We worked on the same scene I mentioned in the previous post, and after getting our thoughts together we added a page to the scene. I think this is a huge step forward for this movie. This is an important scene, where the chemistry between the main character and the love interest needs to be established. The scene works pretty well, and it is funny which is always the main concern. Now we just need to work on the next scene which is even more important and will most likely be a lot harder. Hooray!

Also of note, we came up with a new mantra today. It was "It can always be changed later" but then we promptly changed that to "Everything is better with rum." I wish I got paid to write. Even better would be getting paid to write drunk. Oh well.

Some friends of the blog might like to know that I recently purchased a cheap video camera which I will be using to make some short films over the summer. Nothing high minded, just looking to have fun. If anyone would like to help, let me know. Especially if you have sound equipment that can record sound separately. The microphone on this thing is crappy.

That's all for now, folks. Get home safe.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Script Frenzy is done...

But we continue the writing of the script anyway. We didn't make it to the 100 pages required to win April's Script Frenzy Contest, but we did pretty well for only getting together only a few days this month. If nothing else, it got us to start writing the rough draft, and the pages we do have is a good start.

We had our first writing session in May this week, and it went fairly well considering life is popping up all over the place these days. Jessie had finals this week, and I'm preparing to move to cheaper lodgings, so I don't think it's too surprising that we didn't do a whole lot of writing.

Writing did take place, however, and it's a pivotal scene that we are working on right now. Our main character talks to our love interest for the first time. It's a fairly difficult scene to write because we have to make it clear that these people have chemistry and we need to make it seem natural that he would go out with her later that night. All in all a huge task, and I imagine this is one scene that will be rewritten many times, and I'll enjoy developing it over the coming months.

For those that want to keep track, even though it means little at this point, we wrote another page and a half, almost all of it dialogue. Food figures heavily into this scene, like it seems to in all of our scenes. I wonder if that means anything...

Now it's time to start moving. See you all next week.