Make Your Mind Up Time…

Remember, you have a checklist that you need to complete for tomorrow… so shall we just admit that it’ll be done for Monday?

Without exception?

Thought you’d agree! 😉

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Of Cabbages And Kings…

No post last night because I blethered about Terry Gilliam for too long yesterday! Don’t let me do that again…

So, catching up slightly, we quickly filmed a shot-reverse-shot sequence (remembering, of course, to include an establishing shot and not to break the 180° Rule). Next step will be to edit these into a sequence, which we will do in class tomorrow. This is going to be worthwhile for a particular reason that will become very obvious when you begin editing… suffice to say, there is are 2 problems that you will need to overcome – and will struggle to do so – that will change your approach to filming in future. 🙂 (Bonus points and an unnecessary sugary treat for the first person to post a comment outlining what these two problems might be!)

Just a couple of links for you today as well…

celtxLogoBigBlackThe writing software I was talking about is called Celtx. It is free for the basic version, and will allow you to write and format scripts for a variety of media. The paid versions allow you to develop your script into a full blown production package… very handy if, for example, you had some sort of product you had to make. (In reality, you should find the free version more than adequate for what you need… and you can replicate the features of the paid one using other software you probably already have).

Incidentally… and too late for this year… but Celtx offer a discount for anyone who wishes to submit a script for annual Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowships. If you have an interest in pursuing a career in screenwriting, this may be worth checking out. More info in this video. 🙂

 

“You See Different Things.”

After today’s discussion, I’m posting a couple of clips. The first is the dance from The Fisher King. Pure cinema. Pure Gilliam. Pure magic. (I admit… it does appear a little strange taken out of context, but go see the film!):

The second is from 12 Monkeys. This is the film that (arguably) has one of Brad Pitt‘s best performances:

Anyway… Gilliam is a clever, clever man with a beautiful visual sensibility that permeates his films. Well worth investigating.

(A final wee link to The Time Bandits where the Supreme Being explains why evil exists:

Enjoy!