Tuesday, February 6, 2007


I've written a few short scripts, including this one. I thought a fun idea would be to film an insignificant scene from an assumed epic disaster movie, and make it seem far more banal than the larger events taking place around them. The particular one above I've actually written two sequels to already.

However, it seems that the script is probably the last thing we should worry about. What we have to master is how to tell a story, not what story to tell; collating the skills of directing, editing and sound rather than writing. What do you think? I think this is what the Kubrick quote you mentioned on my blog hints at.


Blogger Alex Andronov said...

Also, I forgot to mention in my post I did very much like your script.

February 7, 2007 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Nick Ollivère said...

I was thinking of calling it 'Jim and George discuss their new alien overlords'. The possibilities are endless.

The problem is that it's just two guys sitting in a room talking, and we've done that. We need to somehow broaden out.

February 7, 2007 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Alex Andronov said...

Well that's why I thought about adding outside and movement in Pope, but we shall have to see.

I think that we still need some practice with the static shots and getting the whole shoot condensed.

One of the best things about the spilt milk thing, in my opinion, is that we could do close ups of the milk. We could have the person walking into shot etc. Nice and easy and still very do-able inside. (If we did it in the Kitchen we could even spill real milk!)

February 7, 2007 at 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think that scrips, tripods or sound engineers are your current priority... what you need are actors.

February 13, 2007 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Alex Andronov said...

You are almost certainly right. Sadly our leading man is on the other side of the world!

February 13, 2007 at 8:54 PM  

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