Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Wow!!



I haven't written in this in a long time.

I've been busy...really busy. Working for a music video/commercial production company. So yea, but as you can see...I've also been writing and almost done with the script.

I sure as hell didn't get it done for Xmas 05...but I learned my lesson about rushing a screenplay :)

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Now I know...


...and knowing is half the battle! Haha...wow, I read everything I wrote down for Tidewater Bandits and let others read it, and I came to the conclusion that I want to use maybe only half of what I outlined, okay maybe more then half...like 70%, the rest I threw out. Some parts were so bad...but I thought they were great at the time, and other parts still worked. I'm changing a lot of the story structure.

I realized that I had a lot of "cool scenes" that I wrote down because they looked great in my head, and forgot that the story should be about the relationship between the two protagonist first.

Also I was busy doing a "gig" on a Tom Green movie, and I'm writing a script for a short film I want to shoot at the beginning of next year. Will I get this script done by Xmas? I think not, haha..., which is kind of a bummer because it would of been the best Xmas gift, oh well... :(

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Okay...


...alright, I did a lot of crap. To much to say. Almost done, but I'm going to do something that I think might help in the long run. I'm not gonna work on my outline or anything that has to do with Tidewater Bandits for one week. Then when that week is over, I'll go over EVERYTHING and see if I still think my ideas are "fucking awesome" or "genious" or "the shit". I think this might help me, a week away from my material might give help me with my rose tinted glasses. You never know, something I think is great right now, I might think it's crap tomorrow. That's how I see it.

I'm going to go over other projects I'm writing. We'll see how it goes.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Oops...


...haven't updated in awhile, for a few reasons. One of the reasons is I simply forget. Another reason was because I was without my car for a few days, that was bad. You would think not having a car and being forced to stay inside your apartment for a few days would make me write constantly right? Nope, everytime I tried to write I would always be thinking about my car, wether it was okay...if the mechanics were gonna make up some crap about an expensive part they had to replace...etc. Forcing myself to write made things worse, haha. So, I watched alot of Alfred Hithcock films, he really is a genious, but everyone knows that and I won't go into it, but Shadow of a Doubt is one of the best movies ever made.

I did do some more outlining though. I outlined two more robbery scenes (one involving a farm house, another involving a elegant mansion), I also went deeper into the relationship between MIles, Bethany and Elijah, not sure if I want a love triangle going, I doubt it. I also outlined a scene involving MIles trying to free some slaves while they're master is sleeping, but the slaves don't want to leave because they feel they'll be worse off in the long run, the way I got it written is kind of controversal. And I introduced three villians (who work for the MAIN villian), who get hired to find the Tidewater Bandits and kill them, because of one of their robberies, I made it so they came from the Wild West...so there are some funny moments that mix in they're Wild West slang with dealing with southern slang...well atleast I think it's funny. So I haven't been totally slackin the last two weeks, and I'll try to update every two days.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Bad men...


...everyone loves to hate the villians in movies, I feel you got to make the villians (antagonist) just as interesting as your heroes...sometimes even more. I focused on my antagonist today, fleshed him out more and gave him a good scene with one of my heroes and villian just talkiing, the hero doesn't know the villian is a villian, but the audience is going to get a hint, I don't think I want it to be a twist since the audience will find out early enough anyways. It's weekend time!!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Good - Bad - Good - Bad...


...thats what seems to happen when I outline, I usually write a good scene down, then I either get a writers block or write down a scene that falls into the category of "shit". I hate that category.

Today I wrote down two scenes. These scenes are directly after the bandits do their first con (intro), I introduced how they get around in a 1860s south, had a scene that I feel brought out more characteristics in them and show them being more brotherly like. I feel the scene is gonna work, plus I like describing what a carriage looks like...haha.

The 2nd scene I'm showing the audience where they stay, which is a shack away from civilization near the Tidewater river (which ofcourse will be taken over once I get my characters to Civil War time...which story wise is a few months away), I'm not sure if I like it...something is missing, but what? I'm deciding to do some research and read what I outlined tomorrow morning, that usually helps tells me if that scene is gonna work or not.

I need a board to put notepads on - so I can check each scene and decide if it's repetitive.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Damnit


I haven't updated because I thought I had a secured job in the "industry". Everything was going fine until the last minute they cut me off, oh well...I guess it's back to writing. It really does suck though when you think you got something - get really excited - and WHAM, they let you down. Makes you feel like Rubber Johnny. He's the man.