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Forum: Screenwriting 07-02-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Not Writing the Types of Movies You Love

You gotta have a really good concept for a good horror script. I mean it's not like the main character is going through some big transformation. It's how the horror enters the lives of these...
Forum: Screenwriting 07-01-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,261
Posted By Cyfress
Re: What do you think about?

I don't think length should even be on the list of considerations at the get go. The inciting incident doesn't have to happen on page 15, it has to happen after a series of events take place in your...
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 06-30-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By Cyfress
Re: WeScreenplay Full Coverage package

Cynthia, I'll read the script for free and give you feedback if you are looking for a fresh set of eyes to give you some insight on how an outsider would view your story.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-28-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,261
Posted By Cyfress
Re: What do you think about?

I think it's different each time you write. What do you think about the very first time you write a scene. Probably, ok what is happening here? Who says what? About what? What is the key beat I...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-26-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,519
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

Is there such thing as a series or movie that pleases everybody? Ive met people who didn't like Game Of Thrones and Sopranos.

I just watched Gemini last night with Will Smith. It was co-written...
Forum: Classes, Contests, Conferences, Festivals, Groups, Panels & Seminars 06-24-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Competition Entry Numbers?

I agree with what JoeBanks said. 90% of those contest scripts are a mess. Polished first drafts that have no depth or structure. If you write a good script, it will advance. It will stand head...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-24-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,519
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Protags: Likable? Relatable? Empathetic? Or is intriguing enough?

I don't think anyone would lay down a script with an intriguing main character even if the script is not perfect.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-23-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Sex!!!!

Various writers talking about their outlining process, I thought it was very interesting the various styles and process methods.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlGJfhuno6g
Forum: Screenwriting 06-21-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Sex!!!!

Everybody outlines whether they do it consciously or subconsciously. You are in a discovery process during the life of the script. I guess it all depends what is meant by outlining. Do you have to...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-17-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,646
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Michael Arndt's video on endings

It's funny how she says notes are people's way of telling you that they do not understand your story yet.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-16-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,952
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Plough through or correct as you go?

It’s not your fault. My post could’ve been taken either way.

As long as you’re writing then you’re progressing.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-16-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,952
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Plough through or correct as you go?

I'm glad you answered my question, Tiger but just so you know that question was a general "you" not a specific you.

But good for you fo finishing 4 scripts in a year. That's pretty dam good.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-16-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,952
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Plough through or correct as you go?

There’s definitely merit there. I think it’s a race against monotony. An aspiring writer has no guarantees tied to their spec. There’s no producer waiting, there’s no agent to set up meetings, so...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-15-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,410
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Midpoint

Sometimes I like to make up really hard to pronounce last names and then have the hero have a nickname because how many times could you have a main with a one or two syllable last name?
Forum: Screenwriting 06-13-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,952
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Plough through or correct as you go?

Just like a lawyer in a huge complicated case a writer has a discovery process. I've heard people say that they can complete discovery using the outline method. Outline can mean traditional outline...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-13-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 759
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Opening Scenes

YouTube has a plethora of stuff on screenwriting. You’ll even see Bill Martell in some interviews, he posts here sometimes.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-13-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,952
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Plough through or correct as you go?

I guess singling someone out in an attempt to undermine their credibility is no longer passive aggressive in 2020. You’re so transparent and you pretend to be so opaque. I never single you out. I...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-13-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,952
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Plough through or correct as you go?

My rep. Lol. What’s your rep? Miserable and off putting? What’s my rep? You made a point on another thread to quote me and then say you and others “probably” stated that already so why did I...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-13-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,952
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Plough through or correct as you go?

Why do you think his digs are at me and why do you get it? And I hate salt. I love your passive aggressiveness though. I find it amusing.
Forum: Screenwriting 06-12-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 759
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Opening Scenes

I think he teaches at UCLA film school.

The catch 22 is that I doubt writers are trying to open slow and boring. In their minds their opening is dynamic. So really the question is how...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-12-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 759
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Opening Scenes

So much for ten pages.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajjtHVd-WNw
Forum: Screenwriting 06-11-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 759
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Opening Scenes

Choices for opening scenes can vary across drama, lots of movies start with some kind of teaser that is very genre specific. The Town starts with a bank robbery. Serial Killer stories start with a...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-11-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,410
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Midpoint

That’s the point. The 3 Act structure is a model for single protag or a group but all have the same goal. A singular story. But when you have 3 - 5 characters who all hold the same weight you need...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-11-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,410
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Midpoint

The midpoint to Butch’s story in Pulp Fiction is when he decides to risk getting caught by Marcellus Wallace and go back for his Dad’s watch. The midpoint for Vinny Vega is when he...
Forum: Screenwriting 06-11-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,410
Posted By Cyfress
Re: Midpoint

There's two types of multi protag stories. There's the buddy film where two guys have the same goal like Dumb and Dumber and then you have the pulp fictions of the world where the story is very...
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