"What's your movie going to be about?" "Well, it's kind of complicated to explain, but here I go. It's about pizza and life, and well wait, let me start over. It's about a guy who buys a slice of pizza that changes his life. You see, blah blah blah..." "Uh huh...." "Blah blah blahhhhhh. Well … Continue reading Friday Fun – What’s Your Story About?
Here's some great advice & stories from actor, filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. Also, at around 1:45, he explains what makes his son (Robert Downey Jr.) immediately put down a script.
Like everyone else on the planet, I’ve been looking back on the past year. As a writer, I don’t really need the New Year in order to evaluate myself. I have daily resolutions to write more, and I look back on my progress all the time. But the New Year offers that fabulous blank slate. And writers … Continue reading New Year, New Habits
“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” E.L. Doctorow Maybe it’s because I just finished binge watching United States of Tara on Netflix (highly recommended), but I’ve been thinking about voices in my head. Specifically, when I write. A couple of voices talk to me when I am working on a script. Some good, … Continue reading There Are Voices In My Head
"With a good script, a good director can produce a masterpiece. With the same script, a mediocre director can produce a passable film. But with a bad script even a good director can't possibly make a good film. For truly cinematic expression, the camera and the microphone must be able to cross both fire and … Continue reading QOTD and two blogs worth checking out
When I'm writing, I'm trying to immerse myself in the chaos of an emotional experience, rather than separate myself from it and look back at it from a distance with clarity and tell it as a story. Because that's how life is lived, you know? Charlie Kaufman