Ed Video is running a film challenge the weekend of the 23rd. Not quite a 72 hour film challenge to create a genre film. I have entered along with a couple other people to form a heavyliftingindustries team. The idea, like more challenges, to create a film from scratch in the time frame provided. That means not going in with a script. Considering the amount of planning typically required for a genre film there is still a lot that can be done in advance. We’re focusing on effects and horror gags.
We’re also allowed to plan the basic idea of what we want to do as well. It was advised to come in with a basic outline. This way it’s malleable to change or incorporate other ideas along with the provided requirements. As I’ve been mulling over a basic idea that spun out of our conversations I keep coming to new thoughts that make it that much better.
To be clear, we’re going for disturbing and bloody and flat out wrong. The more this idea continues to evolve in my head the more I feel like we’re approaching Tom Six land. In a much different vein but definitely heading toward that area. Oddly enough, I’m really kinda happy about that. I’m having a lot of fun right now just pulling all the different pieces I have in my head and making them work together.
I’m also realizing something about my procrastination. It’s really easy to say I’m doing it because I don’t want to work or because I’d rather be playing video games. That’s not entirely true. Working on this outline tonight, which is just flowing, and the comic script last night, which was not, I discovered something. I don’t procrastinate because I don’t want to work. I do it because what I’m working on still needs time to brew. I’m pushing back from the keyboard because I know it isn’t “right” yet.
Luckily, the comic script I sent out last night is a rough draft and wasn’t intended to be more. There’s still quite a bit of time before a fully polished script is required on that project. Really what was slowing me down was the format. It’s so foreign to me that I struggled through getting the detail down and breaking it in to panels rather than continuous shots.
I’ve missed writing so much working on other things.
david shute - 14.10.10 @ 22:54 - permalink
I’ve been, unfortunately, absent from this site. Filmmaking and all that is associated with has been dominating my time. The work has become the personal so very little of the personal has had a chance to wriggle it’s way in.
I’m working on a small ten page comic book script right now. I’ve been chatting with an artist and she’s interested in working on it. It’s something I’ve been interested in trying for quite some time. With my own awkward and uneven drawings and a false start with another artist who wasn’t interested in the content.
I don’t know if this current relationship is going to turn out either. You never know with collaborations. It’s hard to find people who share the same desire and vision. In my own travels finding those relationships have been exceedingly rare.
We’re working on a basic principle of getting through a single page of pencils. If Ly, the artist I’m working with, is still digging the script and I like the art then we’ll work toward completing the project together. I’m hoping it all works out but until we’ve got a completed project I’m not going to worry about it.
I’ve registered davidshute.ca. I haven’t gotten around to really doing anything with it as of yet. I intend for it to be my writing site but that requires that I have a bit of spare time. As it sits, as evidenced by the gap in posting here, I apparently can’t handle the sites I already have.
If things go as planned it’ll basically be a place for me house all the writing that I’ve done that has produced end products; scripts for completed films or produced stageplays, released narrative, non-fiction, and whatever else I have floating around. I’m curious if the basic structure of this site, in that it’s basically my personal notes, will be migrated there as well.
Then what will become of this site?
Questions I haven’t the answer to as of yet.
david shute - 13.10.10 @ 23:26 - permalink