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. 🙂

 

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Mars Volta Example Update

I ran through a LOT of information today, so if you missed bits, or want any clarified, use the comments to ask! 🙂

Following on from the blank, here is the worked example we looked at in class (click on the image to see it as a PDF file — you’ll be able to zoom in on the small print!):

Worked EG

Here’s the direct link as the firewall appears to be playing up. :-/ https://highermediastudies.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/compass-mcmap.pdf