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Forum: Screenwriting 12-26-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,203
Posted By Why One
Re: Things I see over and over in amateur writing...

I didn't say only people with careers should be posting here. I'm just comparing your advice to Jeff's. It isn't apples and oranges. Rather than taking your slice of humble pie, you continue to...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-26-2017, 03:50 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,203
Posted By Why One
Re: Things I see over and over in amateur writing...

If it's that easy to get a movie with stars made and a distribution deal with A24, then why don't you and everyone do it as a means to build up industry cred and get bigger gigs?

I think your...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-24-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,203
Posted By Why One
Re: Things I see over and over in amateur writing...

This reminds me of the time when another DD'er challenged Jeff to a psychic card experiment. Jeff sure does find himself in these situations. :D
Forum: Films 12-23-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,824
Posted By Why One
Re: Star Wars Ep 8

I dug this movie a lot. I get the flaws, but I don't get the hate.
Forum: Screenwriting 12-23-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,203
Posted By Why One
Re: Things I see over and over in amateur writing...

When I first joined this forum, I had to go to the computer room at my university to read and write a post. Now we do it on our phones. Ain't technology grand?
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 11-30-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,137
Posted By Why One
Re: Normal or Not (Managers)

Generally my experience with managers are that they are spec farming producers.

They basically do what producers do: get you to spec something they think they can sell, give you notes and get you to...
Forum: Producers, Production Companies, Studios & Networks 11-30-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,500
Posted By Why One
Re: Netflix plans 80 movies in 2018

Yeah Netflix operates the same system as the studio packaging system when it comes to putting movies together.

I believe their payment structure is different. As they are a subscription based...
Forum: Films 11-30-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,129
Posted By Why One
Re: Blade Runner 2049

Liked it a lot. Bit long in places. A couple of bits that don't make sense. Also, like all of Denis' films, the world felt kinda empty/isolated. I think that's his style. His characters tend to...
Forum: Basics 10-13-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,888
Posted By Why One
Re: What does (a beat) mean in this context?

To me, the first "a beat" indicates a pause from the student because he didn't have the answer.

The second "a beat" controlled the pacing because Walt was going to a deeper thought.

Typically I use...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-21-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,494
Posted By Why One
Re: writer/director and director/writers

I agree. There are a lot of people who underestimate the other person's craft. They believe their craft is the more important and "harder" one -- and the other is a means to an end to get the end...
Forum: Basics 02-19-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By Why One
Re: Character Intro Description

1) I'd give character descriptions in both instances. In the latter case the description I might reference what's changed or what's stayed the same from his/her earlier self.

2) If there is a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-19-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,231
Posted By Why One
Re: Introduction - Advice Appreciated

Trying to get a career in the arts is tough and takes a psychological and mental toll. I would tell anyone who wants to get into to don't bother. Spend your life doing something else.

Over the...
Forum: Basics 02-19-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,896
Posted By Why One
Re: "Cut to:" confused how to use (two examples)

CUT TO: are generally formatted to the right and I usually use it when I want to do a hard transition jump to the next location -- usually as means of contextual juxtaposition. But I personally...
Forum: Basics 02-19-2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,633
Posted By Why One
Re: Slugline for an open-top jeep?

I'd use INT for all vehicles, open and closed top.
Forum: Basics 01-16-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,546
Posted By Why One
Re: Revealing Character names in the ACTION vs. through DIALOGUE?

Personally I think it depends on the situation. If withholding the character's name until it is spoken serves as a dramatic reveal, then I'd reveal it by dialogue. Otherwise the default for me is...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 01-15-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,824
Posted By Why One
Re: Entertainment Attorney Fees

This is a blast from the past.

As an update, the deal didn't come through so there were no fees. As others have said, 5%, even if it's of nothing -- which is what it was in that case. He was a...
Forum: Screenwriting 01-14-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,149
Posted By Why One
Re: Using BOLD in spec scripts

I started to bold my scene headings a few years ago and have been doing it since.

The only other place I bold are in location SUPERS. But that's me.
Forum: Basics 01-14-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By Why One
Re: Slugline--MORNING, AFTERNOON, SUNSET?

I personally use MORNING and EVENING in addition to DAY and NIGHT just to establish time-of-day/mood/sky-color etc from a narrative standpoint and saves me going into detail in the description. But...
Forum: Basics 11-09-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,306
Posted By Why One
Re: In Dialogue: OK vs okay?

I's write "okay". OK if I was saving space.
Forum: Television 11-09-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 899
Posted By Why One
Re: Black Mirror Season 3

My favorite episodes too!
Forum: Basics 09-03-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,088
Posted By Why One
Re: Aerial View Scene: How To

Personally I'd use a regular scene heading and write AERIAL VIEW or We sweep over depending on what you intend to transitioning to. I'd personally avoid CAMERA since I'm not a fan of those. ...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-19-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,281
Posted By Why One
Re: Combating filmmakers' requested changes to your script

I believe all packaging means is that they're gonna send out your script to people and try to land attachments (producers with a lot more clout, actors, directors) before presenting it to buyers.

As...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-18-2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,281
Posted By Why One
Re: Combating filmmakers' requested changes to your script

For me notes I don't agree with are always a conversation. That way you get to really understand what the note is behind the note and how important it is to them. Sometimes you discover that the...
Forum: Basics 11-30-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,193
Posted By Why One
Re: How to make multiple characters not just be names in short period of time

IMO, when you're introducing your characters, give them a snapshot of their lives of who they are, their place in this world, and their relationship with the people around them. They can quick,...
Forum: Films 07-01-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,995
Posted By Why One
Snowpiercer

I really, really liked this film. If you can get over the logical aspects of some of the concepts and let yourself be swept away by the fantastical nature of it all, you'll dig it.

It's unique. ...
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