Archive for December, 2006

Christmas Time

December 18, 2006

The 1st term is over. We’re 1/9 through the course.

The pitch with Jon Evans went well. He liked the idea possibly more than I did. There are moments I like a lot that motivate me to persevere with the thing, but now the 1st draft is done I’m not happy with the results. It’s cliche-ridden with, at best, 2-dimensional characterisation and lousy and loose plotting. I love domino-effect plotting, where 1 event leads unavoidably to the next. This script stumbles from one contrivance to the next, for no understandable reason.

My treatment is partly to blame. I dug it at first… I’d never written one before and it seemed watertight, but it sucks. Really sucks. Of course, here’s a second thought: the treatment may not be the problem at all. It could just be my inability to write human beings. Oh well. Happy Christmas.

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December 1, 2006

Here we are, December.

So the Narrative script needs to be started. 30 pages. Er. Seems like a lot. Although after the mind-numbing experience that was known as “Essay” it’s a fun diversion. I have to occassionally remind myself this is why I came here, ya know, to be writing scripts and challenging myself and stuff. It’s good. Really, I’m not just saying that. It is.

Seeing Christian again next week re: pitch for Narrative assignment. It’s a sound idea to have the pitch so early in the process. No way in chuff do I want to go through the 3 scripts per assignment palarva of last time – blindly and blithely hoping that he’ll finally get round to liking something I write.

No question about it, this one needs to float right off the bat. And there’s a weird mixed metaphor for a coda. Bye.