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Old 02-19-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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Default A dumb question? "Annotated" specs and examples?

I was persuaded by this article (a good read BTW) to look into it further but Google came up with nothing. I'm assuming a Powerpoint / graphic novel version of your script, but other definitions include just extra notes with each character or scene or whatnot. Which is closer to the truth? Does anyone have pro examples or success stories? Any clues are appreciated, thanks.
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:33 PM   #2
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BUMP so, no one? Beuller?
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:45 PM   #3
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I'd be happy to answer your question if I knew what you were asking. It seemed like you wrote that in a hurry and did not communicate clearly what it is that you are asking.

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Is the question, "Does having a graphic novel version of your screenplay help?"
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Are you intending to recreate your screenplay in Flash?
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Visuals can help if you are trying to get across something difficult to express. George Lucas did that with his famous still paintings for Star Wars, the battle scene in Pearl Harbor was made into a very rudimentary CG sequence and some movies that want to get across a very stylized look can benefit. But you can also seriously waste a lot of time doing things like that (I know).
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:08 PM   #7
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I'd be happy to answer your question if I knew what you were asking. It seemed like you wrote that in a hurry and did not communicate clearly what it is that you are asking.

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What is an annotated screenplay as defined in the article I provided a link to?
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:11 PM   #8
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Visuals can help if you are trying to get across something difficult to express. George Lucas did that with his famous still paintings for Star Wars, the battle scene in Pearl Harbor was made into a very rudimentary CG sequence and some movies that want to get across a very stylized look can benefit. But you can also seriously waste a lot of time doing things like that (I know).
Thank you! See, I thought you weren't supposed to do that either, but now is there going to be a trend where that is done for meeting purposes? I hope not.
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I would guess that in most cases the people who are going all out like that are the producers or directors that are trying to get green lit for a project from a studio or financiers by giving them some amazing taste of what it will be. I think it would be highly uncharacteristic of a screenwriter on his own to do anything like that.
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That makes more sense. Thanks!
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