The Film Log #6: The Best Writing Advice I Got
The last week was incredibly intense, but it was well worth the sweat, and it got me going one layer deeper in term of developing my screenwriting system and using good advice peers shared with me.
Since I shot the vlog, aka yesterday, I’ve talked with both my producer and creative partner who both read the screenplay and confirmed the rewrite took it to a higher level, and it is much stronger and tighter now.
I was supposed to re-read it, but I need a break or I will overdose on my own story.
Working on FCPX is already smoother (granted I’m not doing anything but cutting and moving things around on the timeline but just this small exercise can take time when you need to think).
I also enjoyed doing the small stop-motion intro. We took an hour with a friend to shoot something with a pinhole-digital camera -if some of you are curious, I’ll share more details about it.
Doing so allowed us to explore a possible creative venue, without spending hours we didn’t have. Because of that, we didn’t have a lot of pictures, hence my editing choices, which I enjoyed doing. Ultimately, I really believe those little moments of imperfection are where the magic happens, and you plant seeds for your future bigger projects you know nothing about yet, and you don’t even know you know nothing about.
Ha creative process, how much I love you!
That’s it. I’m currently packing to fly to Asia. I booked my ticket months before knowing I will start this vlog, so this should be interesting…
to be continued…
In the meantime, enjoy Episode 6, and if you do, share it with those who might too!