Well, as I promised, I am writing--checking in on my progress for today. I've done a fair amount of writing, but writing a screenplay is different. I think the best thing to do is to write as if a novel, then go back and trim--one of the first things I noticed when I first picked up a film script was "where the hell are the words??"
Coming from a theater background, there were words. Lots of them. Being a verbose (to say the least) kind of a guy, I loved words. Reveled in the--hell I'd take a bath with them if I could.
Film is different--fewer words. Much more behavior. Plays fill blank moments with....you guessed it. Words. Movies are much more about filling in the silence with listening. Processing. Thinking. Then reacting to that with the best possible thing needed to say at that moment--which happens to be your next line. But I always say, it's easier to cut then try to add after the fact. We'll see how that theory holds up as I work on this.
I'm already using "voices"--meaning people I've known in my dialoge--different characters have been derived from people I've known in the past. Hopefully, their "voice" comes through in what I'm writing.
Hey everyone. I've been in NYC for over 12 years. Before that...all over the place. Born in Pa, grew up in St Augustine Fl, served in the US Army, lived in Washington Dc and now I call New York my home.