“Write what you know” Pretty good advice sometimes attributed
to Mark Twain. And often misunderstood by writers.
To answer your question; no, I've never practiced this specific
approach – using writing to exorcise my demons. Well, I did when
I was first starting out but I discovered I wasn't...
I didn't respond initially but I get how frustrating it is to post
something and get nothing.
I don't really understand what you need. Sounds like you have a
concept you really like. Do you want people to brainstorm other
ideas? I know others love to make story suggestions so I hope
I made my first feature before the internet. Sure, I had some books available
but very few on sound for movies. Production sound was not as high on my
radar as costumes or even catering. (not to dismiss or put down either)
We couldn't rescue the audio. The movie couldn't get any kind of release.
Hello and welcome to indietalk! Are you redy for some honest, realistic
feedback and discussion for fellow filmmakers who have been where you
Then hold on to your seat, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.
No, it's not unprofessional to back out. Just as it's not unprofessional for
you to pick...
A wonderful advantage you have that I didn't when I was starting
is the ability to test and experiment. When I was starting I had to
shoot film which was expensive and took a week to see what I
had shot. You could step outside today, set up your camera and
shoot a mock interview over the...
You have a very, very difficult road ahead of you. A script that can't
stand on its own is likely to end up a movie that can't. If you, as a writer,
need to explain the reader your intentions I suspect it will make a very
difficult and long read.
It seems like you are attempting an awful lot...
Since you can only do one, lighting is more important than the camera.
Excellent audio is also more important than the camera. Camera phones
quite good these days - especially for "talking head" shots. If you light
the interview well it will look more professional than using the NX3000...
I wonder if that's a wise choice. I've read over 2,000 scripts and never once
have I ever had to read a concept document in order to understand a script.
Why is it called a Space Opera if it has nothing to do with music?
I don't think I'm up to reading the concept document. Nor
do I have the time to read several wiki pages and watch hours
of videos. That's a lot to take in.
But I sure am curious to read your finished screenplay.
Do you think your screenplay will stand on its own without all
context you're posting?
I know by now you have done some research. What have you found?
Any festivals that stand out for you?
Yours is such a broad question I couldn't answer. There are so many
good film festivals to send work to but the film YOU made and what
you want out of a festival is far more important then...