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RE: NEED HELP - 1/3/2008 9:01:27 AM   
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I'll probably just go with Dreamer but try and avoid any links to the Elm Street movies. It's basically a story about drug addiction - only this addiction is dreaming. I can also play up the whole relationship angle between the boy and his mother.

As much as I like Eden it won't interest them and I'll waste a perfectly good opportunity.

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RE: WHAT??? - 1/3/2008 11:04:18 AM   
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I'm just gonna take along some paintings and talk about mood - maybe they won't realise there's no story.

Grr, I wish I submitted an idea I could enthusiastically sell.


Or you could bust your ass working on a story between now and then? A few paintings and a vague chat about mood isn't going to do it, Tech, as you well know!

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RE: WHAT??? - 1/3/2008 11:11:46 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Wilbert


quote:

ORIGINAL: Tech_Noir

I'm just gonna take along some paintings and talk about mood - maybe they won't realise there's no story.

Grr, I wish I submitted an idea I could enthusiastically sell.


Or you could bust your ass working on a story between now and then?


...Or he could just steal one. It's what all the cool kids do!

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RE: WHAT??? - 1/3/2008 11:32:45 AM   
Tech_Noir

 

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quote:

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Or you could bust your ass working on a story between now and then? A few paintings and a vague chat about mood isn't going to do it, Tech, as you well know!


It's worked for me so far.


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RE: WHAT??? - 1/3/2008 7:46:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Tech_Noir

quote:

ORIGINAL: Wilbert

Or you could bust your ass working on a story between now and then? A few paintings and a vague chat about mood isn't going to do it, Tech, as you well know!


It's worked for me so far.




I really hope you're joking, Tech.

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RE: WHAT??? - 1/3/2008 8:13:08 PM   
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I think I can put together a decent pitch for Dreamer, got a few new ideas that work quite well.

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RE: WHAT??? - 1/3/2008 8:29:11 PM   
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quote:

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I think I can put together a decent pitch for Dreamer, got a few new ideas that work quite well.


Best of luck with it.



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RE: WHAT??? - 3/3/2008 8:39:42 PM   
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Currently in the middle of a posting frenzy.

Sending off application for script development at the UK Film Council (Thanks for the link Tech!)
Sending off two scripts to Future Shorts
Sending off application for a career meeting with Skillset. 30 but I am hoping it can point me in the right direction as to what to do.




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RE: WHAT??? - 9/3/2008 8:07:02 AM   
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That pitch event yesterday was a complete waste of time.

I'll leave it there.

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RE: WHAT??? - 9/3/2008 9:08:02 AM   
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Care to elaborate Tech? 

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RE: WHAT??? - 9/3/2008 9:38:00 AM   
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Care to elaborate Tech? 


Nah, I'll leave it there.

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RE: WHAT??? - 9/3/2008 9:39:29 AM   
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Fair enough 

Sorry to hear it didn't go according to plan though.


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RE: WHAT??? - 9/3/2008 10:16:56 PM   
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Waste of time because of something they did or you did?

And was it Dreamers you pitched in the end?


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RE: WHAT??? - 9/3/2008 10:24:18 PM   
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Waste of time because of something they did or you did?

And was it Dreamers you pitched in the end?



These "producers" were not interested in general. I probably pitched Dreamer poorly (unlike my other ideas this one wasn't even scripted) but I doubt they would have liked anything I threw at them - they just didn't like me as a person.

Towards the end of the speed pitching I just gave up, none of these guys are going to do anything for me.

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Loooong application - 14/3/2008 4:59:05 PM   
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Now filling in an insanely long application for a Production Fellowship with Revolution Films - struggling not to sound inexperienced but also not to sound arrogant.

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RE: BBC Writersroom - 19/3/2008 3:58:23 PM   
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Whilst on the Easter break from University, I've gone back to a sitcom idea that I've been toying with for the last 5 or so years. I've finished the 7th draft of the pilot and I'm thinking about sending it to the BBC Writersroom, but still being a Undergraduate Student and having no official writing experience I'm wondering if it is even going to get a look in?

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RE: BBC Writersroom - 19/3/2008 5:50:57 PM   
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Shot half of a pilot TV show my friend has written last weekend, that is a cross between The Office and The Thin Blue Line. Although the weather was awful and it rained heavilly it gave the film a proper documentary look like you see on Bravo and UK Living late night. Plus the fact we worked with minor actors from Hot Fuzz and the new Harry Potter made it a good shoot overall.

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RE: BBC Writersroom - 19/3/2008 6:12:13 PM   
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Awesome stuff, James. Can we expect to see it anywhere soon, or is it too early days for that yet?

Vadersville - they'll look at it, for sure. Just don't expect a swift response.

I'm currently perusing the fineries of a development deal contract - twenty five pages worth. Scary - but exciting - stuff. Really hope I don't miss the sub-clause where they can remove my balls and feed them to a goat at their discretion.


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RE: BBC Writersroom - 19/3/2008 6:36:43 PM   
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Erm, probably not going to see anything until May at the earliest. My friend is currently writing, directing and now editing in his spare time so it's going to take a while before I see it myself, but from what I experienced on the night and what he told me when he put the footage into the edit suite it turned out pretty good. Hopefully good enough to get picked up by a production company to be completed. 

Good luck with the contract Neth. I am not a fan of reading small print so I hate to think how you are coping with your contract.


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RE: What are you up to? - 19/3/2008 11:53:11 PM   
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Today I knocked up a script that I plan to film on sunday. It's nothing special or even original, just something to use for a camera test or/and to add experience because the only thing I have filmed with it has been holiday stuff which looked shoddy at best so I want to at least try and film something with a narrative, even if flimsy at best.

Only problem is my camera was a present and it's a Sony DVD Handycam and I have no idea how to get the footage from the disc to the pc and what software to edit it.

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RE: What are you up to? - 19/3/2008 11:59:05 PM   
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Not being a big user of ripping DVD's I am not sure if I am totally correct. But you might be able to do it by using DVD Shrink to get the footage on the DVD to your desktop as Video and Audio TS files and then using something like AutoGK(I think it's called that) to turn them into an avi file which you can then import to something like Premier or Movie Maker to chop up.

I could be totally wrong though


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RE: What are you up to? - 20/3/2008 12:27:37 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Hartigan

Today I knocked up a script that I plan to film on sunday. It's nothing special or even original, just something to use for a camera test or/and to add experience because the only thing I have filmed with it has been holiday stuff which looked shoddy at best so I want to at least try and film something with a narrative, even if flimsy at best.

Only problem is my camera was a present and it's a Sony DVD Handycam and I have no idea how to get the footage from the disc to the pc and what software to edit it.


It would have come with a disc of software I'm sure. Maybe some kind of editing package. The footage should just be files on the disc that you transfer to your computer.

I use Apple machines/software to edit so not sure what you should use on a PC. A lot of people seem to recommend Sony Vegas.

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RE: BBC Writersroom - 20/3/2008 12:30:36 AM   
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quote:

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Whilst on the Easter break from University, I've gone back to a sitcom idea that I've been toying with for the last 5 or so years. I've finished the 7th draft of the pilot and I'm thinking about sending it to the BBC Writersroom, but still being a Undergraduate Student and having no official writing experience I'm wondering if it is even going to get a look in?


If you're on the 7th draft, it's as ready as it's ever going to be. Send it in! Someone will read it and if they read past page 10 you'll get feedback. I suggest a sex scene on page 10 to keep them motivated!

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RE: BBC Writersroom - 20/3/2008 1:16:00 AM   
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I downloaded that DVD shrink and it seemed like a step in the right direction, and I have nero express whch came with the camera but that is just a disc burning program.

One big snag however is even though my dvd player can read the discs, my pc can't...

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RE: BBC Writersroom - 21/3/2008 12:15:57 AM   
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Sorted it out...laptop could read the disc so I had to send it wirelessly to my pc and I've had a play around with Sony Vegas, quite good.

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RE: BBC Writersroom - 22/3/2008 9:18:36 PM   
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My short film CIRCLE has been nominated for 'best drama' and 'best script for a short' at the Houston Internation Film Festival. Great thing is I'm guaranteed either a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze award in each category.

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RE: BBC Writersroom - 23/3/2008 12:13:43 PM   
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Well Done Tech!

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RE: BBC Writersroom - 23/3/2008 12:23:42 PM   
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Yay,Techie! Well done!

This thread makes such interesting reading. So many people, so many talents.

I sorted out my dvds into genres. Does that count?



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RE: BBC Writersroom - 23/3/2008 1:28:18 PM   
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I got a script read by writers room and it passed the 10 page test (yes Wilbert it did have ugly bumping in the first 10 pages) It wasn't accepted, but came back with a few helpful notes, which showed the person who read it had really understood what I was trying to put over, but hylighted a few problems that i could address. I e-mailed them a thankyou and recieved a reply saying they were happy the advice was helpful.

I'm tempted to give up on the screenplay and make it a novel. anyone else considered this?

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RE: BBC Writersroom - 23/3/2008 1:50:48 PM   
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I'm tempted to give up on the screenplay and make it a novel. anyone else considered this?


I've got this one epic fantasy love story I've been developing since 2002. I can't imagine it ever being made (not that any of my other scripts will) but I'm really into it and would love to write it as a novel.

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