Wow. It's been an interesting few weeks. As you may know, we just sworn in a new President. Needless to say, I got a little too caught up in the whole entire week's worth of news. I was just getting over the flu.
But I've been writing again! It's interesting; I may have actually found another direction to take this--from a pretty interesting scene I wrote. It could be in the final script or be a part of a short or web series. I'm really enjoying the process--until tomorrow!
Ive been under the weather all week. No writing. I am feeling better. Be writing soon. Until next time!
I've wanted to start my own production company for years now. But like some other things, I kept putting it off. I have a friend who is a lawyer who specializes in the entertainment industry. He works with artists, actors, musicians and puts together contracts for Broadway shows. He recommended LegalZoom and today I did it. Pinch and Ouch Productions Inc.
I worked on my script again this evening. Even tough no one has read my blog yet (I think) there's still this feeling that I am answering to others. The sense of accountability is definitely a motivator.
Another day--more writing done! Still hesitant--I need to remember this is still just a story! Just need to write it like one. Until tomorrow.
Ok-another day another bit more of the script! Still feel like it's going in fits and starts. A friend of mine who has written and directed multiple projects has an axiom that he tries to live by. Getting anything down on a piece of paper every day, wheather I feel like it or not is the path to success.
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.
A new chapter. Working on a horror film. I must admit I went a little crazy--bought a DSLR, some lenses, lights, signed up for Cetlx and bought me a drone!
I have a title, idea, outline and even enough for a trailer.
Now comes the hard part--the rest of it.
First things first--getting the script done.
Every night I will check in with updates on my progress.
Oh and I am working at NBC--30 Rockefeller Center.
Let the movie making begin!
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.